25 September 2020
It’s official. After months of speculation, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to PS4 as well as the PS5, alongside two additional titles. The Marvel universe game is set to be one of the headline features alongside the PS5’s release this November – with it not currently being available to Xbox users. However, for all that we know about the newest Spider-Man game’s availability on PS5, some critics weren’t sure whether it would also be made available for the previous generation console – the PlayStation 4. Thankfully, for fans of the franchise who can’t immediately get their hands on the widely anticipated PS5, it will be coming out on both consoles from November onwards.
Alongside the Spider-Man: Mile Morales news, it was also declared that Sackboy a Big Adventure and Horizon Forbidden West would also be available on both platforms, despite previous rumours indicating otherwise. The news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to fans, as it is common practice to still produce games for the previous generation console in the initial transition period to the newer device.
With that being said, however, the news does contradict some previous comments made by PlayStation boss Jim Ryan. Earlier this year, he stated that Sony were trying to create games that were “something new, something different, something that really only can be enjoyed on a PS5”. This made many pundits predict that new titles wouldn’t be coming to the PS4, but for whatever reason, the soon to be previous generation console will instead be fed new titles for the foreseeable future.
Sony’s decision comes fresh on the heels of Microsoft declaring that they will also continue to provide new titles for older consoles in the Series X and Series S era. Xbox chief Phil Spencer claimed that generational exclusives are “completely counter to what gaming is all about”. For both console manufactures to be making a decision like this is very good news for gamers who aren’t yet convinced about purchasing the PS5 or the Series X, as it guarantees them new titles for the next 12 months at least. Outside of the world of console gaming, you might want to check out some Canadian Casinos here on Casino Zone.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is expected to be a huge commercial hit upon the PS5’s release in November of this year, hence why it was front and centre at the 2020 console reveal. Miles Morales is the second Spider-Man game of this current series, with the previous title, Marvel’s Spider-Man coming out in 2018. With the game capable of being played in crystal clear 4K, it is sure to be a sight to behold for Spider-Man fans and newbies alike.
Sony’s reasoning behind the decision to make all three titles available on PS4 as well as PS5 was delivered by way of a public statement. It reads as follows:
‘While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high-speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive.’
In terms of the overall visual experience, there is no doubt that the PS5 versions of the game will be more spectacular. But next-gen features won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, so for those users, it surely isn’t a bad thing to keep the PS4 fresh and updated until the transition is fully complete. The only exception to this (that we know of so far) is the game Demon’s Souls, which Sony recently announced as a PS5 exclusive.