Sony has confirmed that owners of the PS4 version of Spider-Man won’t receive the upcoming remaster of the game for free on PS5. In a statement provided to Kotaku, Sony said that the only way to obtain a copy of Spider-Man Remastered for PS5 is by purchasing the $70 Ultimate Edition of Miles Morales. “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,” read the statement. “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.”
Additionally, there are currently no plans to offer the game as a standalone purchase. “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.”
Finally, while consumers who purchase the PS4 version of Miles Morales will get the PS5 version for free, they will have the option to pay $20 for the remastered version of Spider-Man. “The paid upgrade offer is eligible both if you’re upgrading from PS4 to PS5 and if you buy the standard Miles Morales edition on PS5,” Sony said in a follow-up statement.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales will arrive on PS4 and PS5 on November 12, 2020.