Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales are coming to PC

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Insomniac’s acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man Miles Morales are coming to PC. Spider-Man Remastered is out on 12th August 2022, while Miles Morales will come later in the year, and it’s thanks, in part, to Nixxes!

Marvel’s Spider-Man first released on PlayStation 4 in 2017 and it was a huge hit for Sony, selling millions upon millions of copies that holiday and through the next year – to date, 33 million games have been sold across Insomniac’s series). That’s not the version of the game that is being ported to PC, though. No, they’re porting the game’s remaster that was enhanced for the launch for the PS5, which arrived as part of the deluxe release of the Spider-Man: Miles Morales interquel.

The port is being handled by Nixxes, who were acquired by Sony in early 2021. Nixxes are best known for their work as a porting house, most commonly working with Square Enix on the PC versions of their European games. Most recently this has included excellent PC native versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and its sequel, the rebooted Tomb Raider series, and Marvel’s Avengers. Man… times have really changed, haven’t they?

Spider-Man Remastered came with 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.

Nixxes’ optimisation efforts will have to take ray tracing into account, and it will be really interesting to see how well that scales and performs on much more powerful PC hardware. One area that they have expanded is in ensuring that there are PC specific settings and mouse and keyboard support.

In our review of the original game – read the full review here – 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.”

Earlier this year, Sony made a big splash by announcing that Spider-Man 2 is in the works, picking up the story after Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The one problem for Spidey-fans? It’s not coming out until 2023!

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