Sony has confirmed what we were all expecting. Spider-Man: Remastered on PS5 won’t be a free upgrade for those that own the PS4 version. Not only is this the case, but it seems that you won’t be able to buy Spider-Man Remastered standalone on PS5 either.
It seems the only way to get the game will be to buy the $125 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition which includes the Remastered version of the original game with ray-tracing, faster loading and a bunch of other upgrades. Your save also won’t come across for this remastered version of the game. Obviously, if you own Spider-Man on PS4, you’ll be able to play the game on PS5, but you won’t get the PS5 upgrades.
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. 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.
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.
Just to confuse things a little bit further. If you buy Spider-Man Miles Morales on PS4, this will be a free upgrade to the PS5 version. It doesn’t appear that Sony will release the Ultimate Edition on PS4, so that should clear up some confusion.