Marvel's Spider-Man PS5 remaster won't let you transfer saves from PS4

Marvel's Spider Man
Marvel's Spider Man (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • Marvel's Spider-Man is being remastered for the PS5.
  • This remaster is available with Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition.
  • According to Insomniac Games, save files from the PS4 game will not transfer to the remaster.

After the recent September PS5 games showcase, Insomniac Games revealed that Marvel's Spider-Man is being remastered for PS5, with ray-tracing, a performance mode and more. This remaster is being included with Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition and if you want to play it, you can't use your save from the PS4 game.

This was confirmed by Insomniac on Twitter, who also confirmed there are no plans for a physical release. The studio has not clarified whether or not there'll be an upgrade path for players who owned the PS4 game.

The PS5 and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales are both set to release on November 12 in a handful of countries, with a wide release on November 19. Preorders are now open, though they also sell out fairly quickly once restocked.

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  • i cant wait for them to try and tell me why its sooooo hard to transfer a save file from one system that they made to the new one that is an update of the old one. when sony does **** like this it just doesnt make me what to buy the ps4
  • This happens on current gen consoles too. The standard games saves don't work if you buy the GOTY edition later. Typically it's because of a few changes to the trophies etc. I had this happen on Shadow of Mordor and a couple of others iirc. Some games transfer saves without an issue, like borderlands. The original spiderman game looks incredible anyway, so I'm just going for the Miles version since I beat the base game. Eventually it will go sale and you can probably get both for less than what they are asking for the Miles part.