Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS5 Features a New Peter Parker Character Model, Finally Adds the Amazing Suit
Marvel's Spider-Man is receiving some pretty sizable changes on PS5 that will change the franchise moving forward, especially in regards to Peter's look.
Insomniac Games just recently promised that it would be showing off more of the Marvel’s Spider-Man remaster for PS5 before the game’s arrival alongside Miles Morales in November. Well, it didn’t take long for the developer to follow through on that promise.
In a new post on the PlayStation Blog today, Insomniac detailed all of the major changes that will be coming in the remaster of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and they seem to be far more substantial than originally thought. While the game has notably received some graphical and performance enhancements on PS5 that make the title far prettier than it ever has been before. Along with these expected changes though, Insomniac has made one major adjustment as well.
The character model for Peter Parker, which was originally modeled after John Bubniak, has now been changed altogether. The new model resembles an actor named Ben Jordan and the resulting look for Peter in-game makes the character look far younger. In fact, the new look for Peter in Marvel’s Spider-Man oddly resembles the current big screen adaptation of the character that is played by Tom Holland. Insomniac says it made the change in order “to bring the best performances to players with our next-generation Marvel’s Spider-Man games” which is somewhat of an odd explanation. Regardless, Yuri Lowenthal is still the actor portraying Peter in-game.
Lastly, it was also unveiled that one of the three new suits that will be included in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is indeed the costume from the original The Amazing Spider-Man film. While this series of Spidey films which saw Andrew Garfield in the central role isn’t as beloved as the Raimi or MCU editions, the suit itself coming to the game finally brings all of the various movie looks of Spider-Man to the title, which is actually pretty darn cool. You can get a look at the suit at the bottom of the page.
While I will admit that the decision to change Peter’s look in this remaster is a bit strange to me, overall, the game itself looks awesome on PS5. Even though I was pretty hesitant to spend the additional $20 to gain access to this once again, Insomniac looks like it has at least put a lot of love into this new iteration. I’m actually looking forward to revisiting it later this year.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remasted will be packed in with Miles Morales for those who buy the Ultimate Edition of the game and will release alongside the PS5 on November 12.