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Insomiac and Sony bring you Spider-Man exclusively to PS4 - September 7th, 2018 release date


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17 minutes ago, JFo said:

I never expected Sony to offer free next gen upgrades to its first-party titles. This news does not surprise me.

 

They're literally doing just that with Miles, Sackboy and Horizon Forbidden West when they release though.  This is an annoyance and a shitty move for existing customers who already own Spider-Man but hardly a blanket policy given what we know already about how they're handling releases.

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33 minutes ago, Romier S said:

They're literally doing just that with Miles, Sackboy and Horizon Forbidden West when they release though.  This is an annoyance and a shitty move for existing customers who already own Spider-Man but hardly a blanket policy given what we know already about how they're handling releases.

 

Right, but those are being released as cross-gen games from the get-go. I'm talking more about older titles like Uncharted 4Horizon Zero Dawn, and God of War — games that came out several years ago exclusively on PS4. Will we get free upgrades to those titles? Based on what's happening with Spider-Man, I doubt it.

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5 minutes ago, JFo said:

 

Right, but those are being released as cross-gen games from the get-go. I'm talking more about older titles like Uncharted 4Horizon Zero Dawn, and God of War — games that came out several years ago exclusively on PS4. Will we get free upgrades to those titles? Based on what's happening with Spider-Man, I doubt it.

 

We'll see. I don't think the assumption is entirely off but I also think its very studio dependent and what kind of a lift is behind the upgrade. We're going to see much more in the way of "case by case" situations happening.

 

Insomniac is posting on Era and very much pushing that this isn't a slight upgrade but a complete redo of assets and more. They also state that buyers of the Miles standard edition will have an upgrade path as well. I still think its an ugly slight to owners of the previous game but (as usual with this new generation), the messaging and thought process sucks. How about showing the upgraded version of the game to make that sales pitch? How's about giving existing owners an upgrade path for a discounted price? (i.e. if you own the existing version on PS4, you get the new game for $20). The message right now if "Fuck you, pay me" and well, that's a pretty shitty message no matter how you slice it. we'll see if the final product has as much effort put into it as they are claiming....

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The PS+ Collection of games I find quite intriguing when you look over the list. A lot of the games on there are ones that could benefit from a system boost to help them lock the framerate to 60. The absence of something like Horizon Zero Dawn in the PS+ Collection makes me think that could be in for the Spider-man treatment in the sense it could get a remaster bringing it up to the visual fidelity of the sequel (not necessarily that it would be bound exclusively to a Forbidden West Deluxe Ed).

 

Lack of paid upgrade option for existing owners of Spidey seems shortsighted though. A lot of time and expense has clearly gone into the remaster. It's absolutely going to be available in the PS Store at some point, but for now I guess they want to push as many people as possible into buying the deluxe edition of Miles (and perhaps when it does go standalone on the PS Store it will be priced higher than the $20 premium the higher priced edition of Miles commands). 

 

 

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Just catching up with this thread as I finished the game for the first time, playing the remaster. Had a lot of fun with it. Now, on to the DLC & then Miles. I feel like I might get a bit overloaded to do it all though, maybe a break for something else before I play Miles.

 

Oh, someone mentioned earlier in the thread that maybe the game could be improved if load times were reduced, and I can say that I don’t recall any load times in the remaster. If there were, they were so brief that I don’t recall them at all. 🙂

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7 minutes ago, Dan B. said:

Just catching up with this thread as I finished the game for the first time, playing the remaster. Had a lot of fun with it. Now, on to the DLC & then Miles. I feel like I might get a bit overloaded to do it all though, maybe a break for something else before I play Miles.

 

The DLC is good. I played it earlier this year (before the remaster was announced). It feels like a slimmed down version of the main game — same structure and flow, but not as many side missions. I think I clocked in around 10 hours total with it. What’s nice is that it picks up shortly after the main game and acts as sort of a bridge between it and Miles Morales. Miles doesn’t play a big part in it, but there are several conversations him and Peter about his training

 

I would definitely recommend taking a break between the DLC and Miles though. Gameplay-wise, they’re very similar, and that could lead to you burning out if you do it all in one go. Don’t worry, there is a brief “Previously on...” video in Miles in case you need a refresher on the story when you get to it.

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