Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Miles Morales will both be heading to PC in 2022, a new announcement confirms. The move was announced during the June Sony State of Play this week.
This is a pretty big departure from the strategy Sony has been using to directly compete with Microsoft. By locking major titles like to Sony platforms, it has deprived both the PC and Xbox ecosystems of huge sellers. The push to get them onto PC would undercut this, and allow Microsoft to better market the PC as a go-to gaming platform. I guess the allure of added profit from a PC port was more important.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Miles Morales led the charge of the Spider-Man IP in recent years. These two games were part of a landmark deal between Marvel and Sony, which saw the PS4 and PS5 getting a lot of play from them.
The development is being handled by another studio, not Insomniac who worked on the original games with Sony. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has been optimised for the PC by Nixxes Software. The studio shared a few words about the collaboration on the PlayStation Blog, stating:
“I am extremely pleased with our collaboration with Insomniac on Marvel’s Spider-Man series, the shared support provided between our teams and their dedication to quality above all is inspiring. It allows our team to leverage our technical expertise and focus on creating the best possible PC experience that takes advantage of all the exciting possibilities the PC platform has to offer. Our team has always been big fans of the work from Insomniac and partnering with them to bring Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to PC in the best way we can is something we are incredibly excited about.”
The PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will come with the main campaign, as well as The City That Never Sleeps DLC. This DLC contains three additional story chapters, along with more challenges and missions for players to indulge in.