Arguably one of the most stunning offerings in a glittering crown of PlayStation Studios developed efforts, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are both making the leap to PC at long last. Following in the footsteps of previous PlayStation exclusives such as Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War, Insomniac’s sublime Spider-Man games will imminently arrive on PC, but what’s all the fuss about?
From the release date, to gameplay details and more besides, this guide will clue into everything you need to know about all these Spider-Man games releasing on PC. After all, with great power comes great responsibility. Or something.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered On PC – What Is It All About?
Single-handedly returning the Spider-Man license to a state of grace, Marvel’s Spider-Man was nothing short of a revelation when it was released on PlayStation 4 back in 2018. Though casting players as Spidey and providing access to a wealth of webby powers and gadgets was strictly nothing new, the traversal and hugely intuitive (and satisfying) combat really did put Insomniac Games’ superhero debut in a class of its own. Simply swinging around the Manhattan skyline was borderline euphoric – the way that Spider-Man would gracefully pivot, leap, dive and run across just about any surface, really made you feel like you were the web-slinger himself. Meanwhile, the combat found itself similarly executed brilliantly, providing would-be superheroes with sufficient creative latitude to unleash a series of devastating combos, throws, counters and even objects in the nearby environment to stymie their foes.
Throw in an epic and appropriately tragic story, one that has Peter Parker attempting to balance his regular and superhero lives as he comes into conflict with supervillains Doc Ock and Mister Negative and you’ve got a superhero game for the ages.
How Do The Suits Work?
One of the key elements of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered is the many different Spidey suits that Peter Parker will get to wear over the course of the game. Representing much more than just a purely cosmetic change, shifting from one suit to the next actually has a sizable effect on all that running, jumping and baddie-mashing that you’ll be getting up to. With a number of different upgrade progression paths available to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, the suits are essentially an extension of this concept – providing players with buffs to specific skills while also providing abilities that are unique to that suit.
Even better still, the suits themselves are actually unlocked by completing specific missions, locating secrets and fulfilling particular objectives, neatly adding additional value to a game that is already generously stuffed with things to do.
Much more than just a straight-laced port of the original 2018 release, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered fulfills the promise of its extended moniker duly. Boasting 4K visuals running at a buttery smooth 60 frames per second or higher, in addition to the implementation of ray-traced reflections, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered has never looked better.
Beyond the technical side of things, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered on PC also boasts all of the additional story campaign DLC that arrived after release. Oh and the DLC is super worthwhile too – having players team up with frequent frenemies Black Cat and Silver Sable in order to avert a potentially city-destroying catastrophe.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered PC Release Date – When Can I Play It?
The Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered PC release date is confirmed to be August 12, 2022. Already available in remastered form on PlayStation 5, though individual digital storefront platforms haven’t been confirmed as yet for its PC release, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered will very likely match its fellow PlayStation Studios stablemates by releasing on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales On PC – What Is It All About?
Coming from PlayStation Studios, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales swings and leaps beyond its PlayStation console domain, giving PC players the chance to experience one of the best superhero games ever made. Though Miles Morales largely embraces the same basic excellent traversal, suit and combat mechanics that so excellent define its predecessor, Insomniac Games’ second bite at the superhero apple goes further still.
Encompassing a much more intimate and emotional storyline thanks in no small part to the compelling master-mentor dynamic that exists between Peter Parker and it’s titular hero, Miles Morales also streamlines the wealth of additional activities and side missions that are found in its open world, making the game feel much less bloated as a result.
While Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has no additional story based expansions to be included here in one neat package, technically speaking the PC will certainly boast best in class visuals that likely go above and beyond the PlayStation 5 version of the game with higher frame rates, improved ray-tracing and much more.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – Is It Coming To PC?
Previously announced for a 2023 PlayStation 5 release, many folks are wondering if Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be coming to PC. At this point it’s too early to definitively tell, however given Sony’s recent surge in PC porting activity and the very fact that both Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be available soon, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 coming to PC would seem to be a matter of ‘when’, rather than ‘if’.
What Do We Know?
Though the announcement trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 didn’t give anything away as to new features, it did provide a whole heap of insight as to the setting of the game. First off, it looks like that fresh off of their tandem adventures in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, both Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be teaming up once more – this time taking on the symbiote-infected anti-hero Venom, who is voiced by horror icon Tony Todd no less.
Next, given the threat that Venom presents, it wouldn’t be especially surprising to see Insomniac make more of the Morales-Parker partnership – maybe allowing the web-slinging duo to perform special double-attacks and possibly weave co-op style missions into the formula, too. Then, there’s the potential for either Peter Parker or Miles Morales to get hold of their own, symbiote-powered suits as well. 2023 cannot come soon enough.