Miles Morales Spider-Man Game, Horizon, And Sackboy Also Coming To PS4

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It’s been unclear, for a few months, whether or not Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the cool-looking expansion/not-expansion to 2018's Spider-Man would be coming to PS4. Well, it’s clear now. It’ll be joined by two other PS5 “exclusives”—a word that lost all meaning years ago and is now just a sort of incomprehensible shriek video game executives make sometimes—in Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.

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After a new gameplay demo of Miles Morales during today’s PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony revealed on the PlayStation blog that the game is coming to PS4 as well as PS5. The standard edition will cost $49.99, while a new Ultimate Edition of Spider-Man that includes Miles Morales and the original game remastered on PS5 will cost $69.99.

In a press release, Sony said that Horizon and Sackboy will be in a similar boat, launching on PS4 and PS5 at the same time. All three games will include free PS5 upgrades.

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Here’s what developer Insomniac said about the PS5 remaster of Spider-Man:

“The remaster for the PS5 is no simple up-res, as many of the game’s art assets have been completely updated to take advantage of the PS5 console’s horsepower. You’ll see better-looking characters with improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation (including our new, next-generation Peter Parker). You’ll also see ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows, improved lighting, more pedestrians and vehicles stretching further into the distance, and the same optional performance mode offered on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, allowing you to finally play the game at a targeted 60fps frame rate. We’ll be supporting near-instant loading, 3D audio, and the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback.”

Miles Morales and Sackboy will launch alongside the PS5 on November 12. Horizon is coming out sometime next year.

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DISCUSSION

This is really surprising. I’m not sure how to feel about the way Sony went about this to be honest - I guess there’s something to be said about them just being silent, telling their customers nothing, and by extension not making anyone upset, but at the same time it seems fairly disingenuous for them to sit back and reap all the hype benefits of the “last gen holds games back, PS5 will be so much better because of this” crew, only to actually be doing exactly the same thing themselves.