New details regarding Insomniac Games’s upcoming remaster of Mavel’s Spider-Man have been revealed, as well as new footage of the game highlighting its 60 FPS Performance Mode.
In a post via the PlayStation Blog, James Stevenson, Community Director at Insomniac Games, highlighted some of the major changes regarding the upcoming remaster of the critically acclaimed 2018 release. “This is a full next-gen remastering of Marvel’s Spider-Man” Stevenson writes. “The team has been carefully crafting the definitive version of the game with new assets, technology, and updates. We’re taking advantage of next-generation technologies that the PlayStation 5 console introduces.”
The remaster includes fully overhauled environments, models and materials, including ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows. One of the most notable changes though, comes to Peter Parker himself. For the remaster, the team at Insomniac has modeled a completely new face for the protagonist, using actor Ben Jordan over previous actor John Bubniak. “In order to bring the best performances to players with our next-generation Marvel’s Spider-Man games, we have recast the face of Peter Parker” Stevenson started. “We loved working with John Bubniak on the original game; however, to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture, we have cast Ben Jordan to be the face model for Peter Parker on the PS5 console. He looks incredible in-game, and Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.”
Other features noted include Spatial 3D Audio (with compatible headphones) as well as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers through the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. The game will also be receiving three new suits, with one of which being the Amazing Suit made popular through Andrew Garfield’s portrayal of the character in the Amazing Spider-Man film series.
Two new videos were provided to fans as well, highlighting the newly added 60 FPS Performance Mode, as well as a new cinematic highlighting a a scene involving Peter Parker and Dr. Octavius.
Marvel’s Spider-Man was first released on the PlayStation 4 in September 2018 to both critically and commercial success, at one point being the fast selling first-party PlayStation title, dethroning Santa Monica Studio’s God of War from earlier that year (since then Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II has taken that spot).
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will launch exclusively within the Ultimate Edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 5 on November 12th, 2020.
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