Spider-Man: Miles Morales reportedly comes with PS5 remaster of first game

The PlayStation 5 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales may include with a remastered version of Insomniac’s original 2018 game, if a recent report is to be believed.

As pointed out by Reddit user 77good123, the July issue of Game Informer directly states that Miles Morales “comes bundled with a remastered version of Insomniac’s Spider-Man that takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware.”

That would be big news, since Sony has yet to announce anything like that, nor does the official box art mention anything of the sort.

The idea does make a certain kind of sense. We know that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will take place in an updated version of the same Manhattan map, with snow and wintertime decorations. If Insomniac is already making higher-quality map assets (or already put them together during the first game’s development), it might be plausible that they could use them to update the original game.

Plus, in some of Sony’s earliest discussions of PlayStation 5 hardware, they showed an optimized version of Marvel’s Spider-Man running on the hardware as an example of how much more quickly open-world games could load.

But there are two very good reasons to be skeptical about the idea of this pack-in remaster. First, the messaging surrounding Miles Morales was a bit confused in the immediate aftermath of the PlayStation 5 showcase, prompting Insomniac to clarify that it’s a shorter standalone experience. Certainly that would have been a reasonable time to mention any bundled remaster.

Second, a print magazine like Game Informer has a fairly long lead time, so the text in any issue you’re reading now was finalized at least a month in advance. It’s entirely possible that this might be an inaccurate statement prompted by the confusion.

Then again, this could also be entirely legitimate news, just announced before Sony had a chance to reveal it through official channels. Either way, we’re likely to get clarification soon, and we’ll update this story when we hear more.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales launches alongside the PlayStation 5 this holiday season.

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