The 2018 Marvel's Spider-Man is getting a next-gen remaster to coincide with the launch of Miles Morales' adventure this November. If you've already played on the previous console, though, you'll have to start from square one on the PlayStation 5.
Insomniac Games confirmed in a tweet that "saves won't transfer from the original game to the remaster." If you're picking up the new game, you'll need to start over again. Insomniac has also said there are no plans for a physical release either.
Considering that another tweet confirmed the remaster will have its own Trophy list, this isn't too surprising. It's a bit of a bummer for PS4 owners who were looking forward to possibly finishing a playthrough or quest for a Platinum trophy on the next generation of PlayStation hardware, though.
The Spider-Man remaster is set to be a pretty notable upgrade, according to a recent PlayStation blog. Insomniac Communications Director James Stevenson says the PS5 version is "no simple up-res;" there will be better-looking characters, ray-traced reflections, more pedestrians, near-instant loading, and integration with the DualSense's haptic feedback to mirror the haptics in Miles Morales.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to launch alongside the PlayStation 5, which means Nov. 12 for the United States. While just Miles Morales will run $49.99, the Ultimate Edition—which comes with a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man—will retail for $69.99. It's one of several first-party Sony games that are set to hit the $70 price point, alongside Destruction AllStars and the Bluepoint Demon's Souls remake.
Miles Morales is a separate story inside the Marvel's Spider-Man video game-verse that will be more like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of scope and narrative. The shorter experience will probably be a good reason for many to revisit the original 2018 Spider-Man as well, and with a new PlayStation 5 console, having something new to play isn't a bad thing. The lack of cross-save is definitely a downside for folks who already have it on another console, though.