Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially confirmed that the only way to get the original game’s remastered version will be through the upcoming video game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Many were worried that the original game would not be offered as a separate purchase and will need to be purchased together with the upcoming new game. Their suspicions have come true and now SIE has given the official statement to confirm it all.
Check out the statement the game company has given to Kotaku:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered is an enhanced version of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and is included as part of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 5. In addition, players who purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 4 can upgrade at no additional cost to the PS5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and can take advantage of a paid-upgrade to download Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered.
There are no plans currently to offer Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered as a standalone. Players with a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 can purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition to experience Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered on PS5. Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 also will be backwards compatible on PS5.
So long story short, consumers can buy the Miles Morales game on PS4 and then upgrade it to PS5 version with the option to buy an exclusive paid-upgrade to download the original game version’s PS5 remastered version. So no, the original game’s version is not eligible for a free upgrade, sorry.
There is one thing to be clarified: would the physical PS4 copies of Miles Morales qualify for the free upgrade? How would the console system know? It is true that the PS5 could play back compatible PS4 game discs, but would that make it possible to get a free PS5 version upgrade? Hopefully SIE clarifies this later on.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered will be a launch title for the PS5 and will be released on the PS4.