If you were hoping to transfer your save and progress in Marvel’s Spider-Man from PlayStation 4 to the new PlayStation 5 remaster, Insomniac pushed an update out over the weekend that finally made cross save functionality possible between generations. But there’s still no free PS5 upgrade, in case you were still holding out hope for that.
The studio took to its social channels to announce the update had been pushed through on Sunday, and it was also bringing with it an update to the PS4 version that would give it some of the exclusive Spider-Man suits that were originally only available on PlayStation 5. It was an odd omission to begin with, but now that it’s been added in, anyone who wants to bring over their PS4 save and swing about the city in all their cool costumes can do so.
Bringing the exclusive costumes to those who are still playing on PS4 is a good shout, in my opinion. Especially because PS5s are still very hard to come by right now and a lot of people can’t afford a $500 video game box in the year 2020. Plus, given that Spider-Man has sold over 20 million copies on the system, Insomniac was leaving a huge audience out of the new content.
Overnight we released an update for Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 bringing those suits, and the ability to export your save to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.
We also updated Remastered to allow import of those exported saves and with many additional fixes (incl. rest mode crash) https://t.co/LVnYVykc0Q
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) November 22, 2020
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Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) moving your save from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 means you will be putting it into a world where Peter Parker has the face of a Tom Holland look alike that Insomniac swears up and down is just a coincidence. The shift from one face model to the one that looks suspiciously like Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Universe actor was, according to Insomniac, to find a face that better matched the voice actor’s performance, but whether that has any truth to that has been disputed.
Regardless of whether or not you own Spider-Man on PS4, you won’t be able to freely upgrade to the remaster that launched alongside the PlayStation 5 earlier this month. Instead, the game has been packaged in with Spider-Man: Miles Morales as part of the new game’s Ultimate Edition, which includes both games in one SKU. When asked about it, Sony didn’t really make much an attempt to justify the decision, and said it had no plans in the works to make the remaster available as a standalone product.
If you’ve already played through the original Spider-Man game and are looking to try out the Miles Morales sequel/spin-off, be sure to check out some of our guides before you go. We’ve got tier lists on the various visor and suit mods you can obtain, as well as some general tips to help you along the way as you play as Miles. If, however, you’re still undecided, be sure to check out our Fanwidth review podcast with Spawn on Me’s Kahlief Adams.