Last night's State of Play brought us plenty of surprises, but few could have expected to see Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered coming to PC.
Released on August 12, Insomniac confirmed that it would be assisting Nixxes Software, a support studio that Sony acquired last year to help with PC ports. Much like the PS5 version of Remastered, this appears to be a straightforward port with a few new goodies. This includes the City That Never Sleeps DLC, meaning PC gamers get the full package.
We soon learned that this was not all that Sony had planned. Although not mentioned during State of the Game, a PlayStation Blog post (opens in a new tab) separately revealed that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be joining Remastered on Steam and the Epic Games Store later this year. . Unlike Remastered, we don't have a set release date yet for Miles, just that it will be released in the fall of 2022.
Finally, Insomniac Games revealed new sales numbers for Marvel's Spider-Man, and it hit an incredible milestone. "With that in mind, I'm excited and honored to share that Marvel's Spider-Man series has now sold over 33 million copies worldwide, as of May 15, 2022," he explained on the PlayStation Blog. .
Sony's PC investment appears to be paying off
So far, we've seen many of the games listed in last year's Nvidia GeForce Now leak confirmed for PC ports. God of War launched in January, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is coming this year, while Returnal and Sackboy: a Big Adventure are widely rumored. Oddly enough, this list doesn't mention Marvel's Spider-Man, making it more surprising than most.
Sony doesn't prioritize simultaneous releases on PC and PS4/PS5, unlike Microsoft for PC and Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One. While that's not good for PC gamers, it does mean that Sony games still have exclusivity. timed on consoles before reaching other places. This means that PlayStation remains the priority without restricting these experiences.
Right now it is bearing fruit. God of War received rave reviews upon release, joining existing ports like Horizon Zero Dawn and reportedly selling over two million copies. It's unclear if Marvel's (currently) PS2-exclusive Spider-Man 5 will also come to PC, and God of War Ragnarok is also unconfirmed. At this point, you can't help but think that both are inevitable.