Sony recently revealed that some of PlayStation 5's key games, including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, are also releasing on PS4. While there have been concerns that these cross-gen exclusives won't make the most of the new hardware, it at least means a wider audience will be able to play them. But what are the key differences between a PS5 and PS4 version of the same game? Miles Morales' creative director, Brian Horton, explains just that in a new interview with Game Informer.
Asked about what changes players can expect to see when moving from the PS4 to PS5 versions of Miles Morales, Horton provides a few ways the next-gen edition improves the experience. "We were able to take full advantage of all the features in the PlayStation 5," he says. "One of those things was graphics fidelity; so, you're gonna see ray tracing reflections everywhere in the game on PS5. That's not something we're gonna feature on the [PS4 version]."
Horton goes on to talk about the DualSense controller's haptics, and how it allows for far more detailed tactile feedback. He says there will "be a rumble" in the PS4 version, but that haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers make for a more immersive experience. He says it allows for effects like "bio-electricity to travel from one side of the controller to the other", and says web-swinging is also affected, with "resistance on the trigger" conveying the feel of the tension on the web increasing as you swing. Then there's the PS5's SSD, which means "near-instant" loading if you die or fast-travel. On the PS4, there will be those loading screens we're all familiar with.
While the PS5 enhancements are pretty clear, Horton does emphasise that the gameplay experience on both versions will be "in parity", meaning the content and how you play it will be the same. In other words, you're going to have a fun time playing on either system, but PS5's extra power will make some pretty obvious improvements.
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