The latest edition of Game Informer has let another next-gen secret out of the bag. Reddit user 77good123 has posted an image from the magazine that explains “Miles Morales isn’t a traditional sequel, since it comes bundled with a remastered version of Insoniac’s Spider-Man that takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware.”
As good as that sounds, we should take it with a pinch of salt. Print magazines like Game Informer have a long lead time, and so they could be working off information that is at least a little bit behind the times. Shortly after the PlayStation 5 reveal event, there was confusion from Sony exec Simon Rutter calling this new Miles Morales game an expansion, and that “within the game as well there’s been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PlayStation 5 technology and features.”
Sony and Insomniac quickly clarified that this would be a standalone game, with Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reporting that it would be comparable to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in scope, as it builds off the foundations of the 2018 game. Then again, if Sony and Insomniac were to include an enhanced version of the original game, that would help them justify a $60 price point over a more budget $40 price.
Insomniac has confirmed the new game’s setting by saying it is set a year after the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and will be taking place in winter. The area of focus will be Miles’ neighbourhood of Harlem which will be the central area of the new story. In Spider-Man: Miles Morales awar between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army has broken out, putting the whole city at risk.
Insomniac have also announced one of the visual settings that will be available in Spider-Man: Miles Morales when it launches on PS5, and that setting is Performance mode. When choosing performance mode players will be able to experience Spider-Man: Miles Morales in 4K and running at 60 frames per second. Presumably the remastered game will also include this mode.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) July 20, 2020
In our review, Gareth wrote:
Marvel’s Spider-Man does a spectacular job of making you feel like the ultimate Spider-Man. From swinging through the city at high speed to fighting off legions of enemies by zipping between them and pulling them into the air, its gameplay looks like a scene from the films. It’s remarkably well realised in terms of its world, design, and even technically, with short loading times and a rock solid framerate even on the base PlayStation 4. If Spider-Man is your thing then this is an essential purchase.