The PlayStation 5 has had a slightly wobbly launch for some people, with quite a large number of users reporting instability and console crashes when using the machine’s Rest Mode and certain launch games. Of particular note, users have found that Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales have caused issues with Rest Mode crashes.
An update over the weekend for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has specifically mentioned that it addresses “a stability issue when resuming from Rest Mode.” This comes alongside tweaks for other less fundamental issues and adding the ability to import saves from Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4.
Here’s the patch notes for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered version 1.001:
- Added ability to download save games from Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Fixes & Updates
- Improved quality and performance of ray-traced reflections
- Addressed various animation issues
- Addressed various environment art issues
- Addressed various accessibility issues
- Addressed a stability issue when resuming from Rest Mode
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is available for PlayStation 5 as part of the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition bundle, and only via the Ultimate Edition. There’s no paid upgrade path from the PS4 version of the original game to the remaster, and it cannot be bought separately. However, you can purchase an upgrade from the standard version of Miles Morales to the Ultimate Edition via an in-game option to get the remaster. That all make sense?
Spider-Man Remastered is a big overhaul of the game’s engine to support the PlayStation 5. This includes making use of the console’s SSD to make things like fast travel ultra-speedy, adding a 60fps performance mode as well as having support for ray traced reflections, and haptic feedback for the new DualSense controller, just as in Miles Morales. Insomniac also decided that they would replace Peter Parker’s face.
In our review of the original game, 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.
You can read the full review here.
Meanwhile, we gave Spider-Man: Miles Morales 8/10 in our review of the new cross-gen game.