Aw, shucks – here we go again, folks. An excerpt from Game Informer magazine shared on Reddit and later around the web suggests that upcoming PlayStation 5 standalone exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales may ship with a remastered version of the original PlayStation 4 game. This was a popular point of discussion last month that was never fully clarified, but our guess is that this rumour is based on old information.
The aforementioned publication reports that “Miles Morales isn’t a traditional sequel, since it comes with a remastered version of Insomniac’s Spider-Man that takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware”. You may recall there was an interview with a Sony executive Simon Rutter that alluded to something like this in June, where he described the PS5 game as “an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game”.
Insomniac Games, the series’ developer, later clarified: “Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in the Marvel's Spider-Man universe. We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date.” None of this necessarily rules out the inclusion of a remastered version of the original game, but it was assumed from this clarification that it’s a full game in its own right, and that it won’t be bundled with the PS4 exclusive.
Nevertheless, we reached out to Sony for additional clarification, and we’re still waiting for a response to our queries. We’ll update if we hear anything back. Our guess is that Game Informer’s working on outdated information here, and while it’s certainly possible that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be updated for the PS5, this rumour isn’t confirmation of that in the slightest. What we do know is that Miles Morales is a standalone game.