Insomniac’s Community Director, James Stevenson, has taken to the PlayStation Blog to reveal more details about the remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and there’s one big change you will notice straight away, Peter Parker has a new face. Insomniac have given a reason for this which totally isn’t “we wanted to make him look more like Tom Holland than James Franco”.
In order to bring the best performances to players with our next-generation Marvel’s Spider-Man games, we have recast the face of Peter Parker. We loved working with John Bubniak on the original game; however, to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture, we have cast Ben Jordan to be the face model for Peter Parker on the PS5 console. He looks incredible in-game, and Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.
Here’s the old version of Peter on the left, and the new one on the right.
The game has also had a huge graphically update. “The team has done the painstaking work of updating the city’s environment to take advantage of the new console,” said James. “Beyond improved models and materials, one of the biggest things we have brought to the game is ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows. We now have true reflections on the windows of buildings, and it looks stunning with our new skies and weather.”
The characters have also been upgraded with “fidelity skin, eye, and teeth shaders to individually-rendered strands of hair”
The game comes with a Performance Mode which runs at 60fps and takes advantage of the new features of PlayStation 5 including Spatial 3D Audio on compatible headphones haptic feedback with adaptive triggers. Thanks to the super fast hard drive loading between areas is “near instant” so you won’t get to see the amusing animations of Spidey on the subway, but you can turn them back on if you like.
The game also comes with three new suits, one of which is The Amazing Suit which you can see below.
Source: PS Blog