PS5 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales may well ship alongside a free remastered version of Insomniac Games’ 2018 hit, Marvel’s Spider-Man, reigniting confusion around the PS5 launch title.
That’s according to the latest issue 327 of Game Informer magazine. In a feature covering upcoming PS5 titles announced during Sony’s PS5 event in June, the reputable magazine explains:
Miles Morales isn’t a traditional sequel, since it comes bundled with a remastered version of Insomniac’s Spider-Man that takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware.
It’s the first we’ve heard of a bundle consisting of the expansion and the original Spider-Man. Neither Sony nor developer Insomniac Games have mentioned the inclusion of a remastered PS5-ready version so far in official communications.
Shortly after the big reveal during Sony’s Future of Gaming PS5 event, fans were left questioning the game’s exact format and scope. Conflicting reports emerged with Sony VP Simon Rutter describing Miles Morales as ‘an expansion and an enhancement of the previous game.’
Insomniac’s Brian Horton was quick to clarify the game’s exact format in a PlayStation Blog post:
We know a lot of you want to know how big this game is. Our team at Insomniac has been working incredibly hard to bring you a fantastic Miles Morales adventure since we concluded development on Marvel’s Spider-Man. You’ll experience a full story arc with Miles, one that’s more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an important, heartfelt, emotional and essential experience to expanding the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe.
The bundle information may be out of date given Game Informer published the issue back on June 30. It may stem from the initial confusion surrounding the title after it was announced during Sony’s event.
Nevertheless, it once again raises questions about what exactly is Miles Morales and what players can expect at launch. Naturally, a standalone game doesn’t entirely cancel out a bundled copy of Spider-Man. Indeed, the original, up-scaled to make full use of the PS5’s hardware, could prove pivotal in attracting early adopters.