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Spider-Man: Miles Morales will let you bring your save from PS4 to PS5

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Update - September 29: In a recent tweet, Insomniac Games explained that while the PS5 version of 2018's Spider-Man will not support save transfer, the cross-gen release Spider-Man: Miles Morales will allow players to carry over saves.

"You will be able to transfer your save to PS5," Insomniac said in response to a fan asking about starting the game on PS4. "We'll share details closer to launch." 

Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a PS5 launch title, so you will be able to start the game on PS5 on day one. This save transfer feature is aimed at players who aren't upgrading to a new console immediately, but more options and less pressure is always welcome. This is good news for PS4 owners, but the messaging around the many Spider-Man editions and releases for PS5 is still blurry, so hopefully Insomniac can set the record straight before November.

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When the remastered version of Insomniac's Spider-Man launches later this year on the PlayStation 5, you won't be able to load up a save file from your PS4 version of the game.

Replying to a question on Twitter, the official Insomniac Twitter account ruled out save files from the PS4 version of Marvel's Spider-Man transferring over to the PS5. So if you're picking up the remastered version of the game when it arrives later this year, you'll have to start from scratch.

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The remastered version of Spider-Man launches alongside Spider-Man: Miles Morales on day one for the PS5 (that's November 12 in the US, and November 19 in the UK). Although Miles Morales is available as a standalone purchase, you can purchase the two games together for the combined cost of $70.

It's not yet clear if you'll be able to purchase the remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man separately from Miles Morales. What we do know is there won't be a physical release of the remastered game, so you'll have to buy digitally.

In a PlayStation Blog post last week, Insomniac lauded the technical prowess of Spider-Man's PS5 remaster. "You'll see better-looking characters with improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation (including our new, next-generation Peter Parker)," writes Insomniac's community director James Stevenson. Additionally, Spider-Man's PS5 remaster will offer a 4K/60FPS performance mode, just like Miles Morales will on the PS5.

There's a lot to look forward to with Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5. We've now seen our first extended gameplay of the web-slinging sequel, and it looks like the game will be getting a Spider-Verse inspired outfit.