Turns out Sony will actually let you transfer your PS4 Spider-Man save file to the PS5 version
If you own a copy of Spider-Man on the PS4 and you planned to buy a PS5 in the near future, you will likely be glad to know that your PS4 save file will be transferrable after all. Insomniac Games announced today that a new update will arrive for the PS4 version later this month, allowing you to export your saves to the next-gen remaster. This is after the studio previously said the feature would be unavailable.
Insomniac announced on Twitter that the PS4 version of Spider-Man would offer the feature in a patch scheduled to release “around Thanksgiving,” which means the feature will not be made immediately available when Sony’s next-gen console launches on November 12th. The update will also add three new suits.
We have heard you – in an upcoming update for #SpiderManPS4, we will add the ability to export your save to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. This update will also add the three new suits from Remastered to the PS4 game. We expect to bring you this update around Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/EqoKnto3FV
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) November 9, 2020
Spider-Man Remastered is one of the few first-party games launching exclusively on PS5. If you want to own the game, you have to buy the ultimate launch edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which costs $70 and also includes the game’s sequel. However, if you preordered the $50 standard edition of Miles Morales, Insomniac says you can upgrade that version of the game by heading to the main in-game menu; the upgrade would cost an additional $20.
This is a great benefit for PS4 owners who may also be early adopters of PS5 hardware, and it makes buying the $70 combo an easier pill to swallow, especially for players who own the original Spider-Man and were hoping to finish the game, trophy collect, or play its expansions on the next-gen console.
Published at Mon, 09 Nov 2020 20:57:23 +0000
Sony gives your PS4 a second life: slinging a PS5 to another room of your house
The PlayStation 5 can do practically everything the PS4 can, with only a small handful of games and features getting left behind. (Bye-bye, 3D Blu-ray.) But there may be one compelling reason to keep your PS4 around: you could pick up where you left off in a PS5 game from another room of your house.
Sony confirmed today that the existing PS4 will soon let you access your other PlayStation consoles remotely, including the PS5:
We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature. Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV. This includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there.
VGC and Eurogamer reported today that a “PS5 Remote Play” app has already popped up on the PS4, offering up to a 1080p stream from your new console to your existing one. Perhaps you’ll hook up your PS4 to the bedroom TV — or the living room if you keep your primary console in the den?
You don’t necessarily need a PS4 to stream a PS5 to another room of your house, though, since the PS Remote Play app is getting updated on other platforms as well. The Windows version not only adds PS5 support at 1080p but also HDR:
Sony’s PS Remote Play apps for Android and iOS have been updated for the PS5, and we’d be surprised if the Mac version wasn’t ready as well. You’ll probably need a good phone / controller mount for those, though.
You can also do a lot of other things on the PS5 from your phone with Sony’s separate PlayStation App, which recently received an overhaul.
As some have pointed out, the idea that you’ll be able to play PS5 games with a PS4 DualShock 4 controller by streaming them across your house with PS5 Remote Play does point out one weird limitation of the PlayStation 5 itself: on an actual PS5, you can’t use a DualShock 4 to play PS5 games, only PS4 ones.
Published at Mon, 09 Nov 2020 17:50:07 +0000