Check it out even Spider-Man is in shock, and that’s saying something!

Last week, we got our first look at the gameplay of the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Miles Morales for the PlayStation 5. It looked visually incredible with smooth combat transitions which sealed the deal for most people on the idea of getting a PS5, including myself. 

Along with the trailer, we received another fascinating piece of news that mentioned that the original game was getting a remaster too in preparation of the new console. Everything was going so well, but one thing was still uncertain if the owners of the original game on the PS4 would be receiving an upgrade directly to the remastered edition.

Spider-Man: Remastered is not a standalone game.

Just as we feared during the long silence regarding the upgrade path for Spider-Man for PS4 owners, there will be none. The reasoning behind it is that the remastered version of the game will not be a Standalone and will only be available in the Ultimate Edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Let’s break down on what exactly is getting upgraded and what’s not.

So, PS4 owners of the original Spider-Man game, we are positively screwed out of an upgrade to the remastered edition. However, the game will still be backwards compatible on the PS5.

For those who are planning on getting the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Standard Edition on the PS4, then you don’t have to fear as there will be a free upgrade path to the PS5. And if you decide that you want the remastered version of the original game in the future for your PS5, then you can easily upgrade to the Ultimate Edition just by paying an additional USD 20.

If you’re planning to get the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition by itself, then you don’t have to worry about anything. And did I mention that remastered version of the game will also come with its own set of trophies for PS5? That’s bound to please some gamers.

This tactic by Sony is bound to upset some gamers who’ll most likely feel cheated. Honestly, I’m impressed with the loophole that Sony came up with to make the remaster available in Ultimate Editions only while enticing gamers with new trophy opportunities. 

Compared to how ridiculously 505 Games handled its Ultimate Edition for next-gen consoles, you have to give it up to Sony for at least being smart about it.

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.