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PS5's Spider-Man: Miles Morales image vs PS4's Spider-Man screenshots comparison shows how far the PlayStation has come

Spider-Man: Miles Morales features ray-traced puddles. (Image source: Insomniac Games)
Spider-Man: Miles Morales features ray-traced puddles. (Image source: Insomniac Games)
An image from Spider-Man: Miles Morales published by Entertainment Weekly has been exciting PS5 fans because of its incredible details and appropriate visual generational difference from the graphics capabilities displayed in screenshots from the PS4’s Spider-Man, which in itself had praiseworthy visuals.

Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive image from Spider-Man: Miles Morales by Insomniac Games that has got gamers thrilled about the PS5’s graphics capabilities. The shot shows Miles Morales crouching in a typical superhero pose, with traffic behind him, and his hand balanced precariously in a puddle.

It’s the puddle that deserves some extra attention strangely enough, because according to Insomniac Games Community Director James Stevenson that is a ray-traced puddle. In fact all the glistening and reflective puddles in the shot are apparently ray-traced. Naysayers who suspect the image was taken from a super-powerful PC can see in the bottom left-hand corner of the EW image (see below) the tell-tale words “captured on PS5”, so there will be no occurrence of a Puddlegate-like scandal here at least.

It may be a bit unfair to compare PS5 game screenshots with PS4 ones, especially as this particular image from Spider-Man: Miles Morales might actually be a specially prepared promo picture as opposed to an in-game screenshot. But the comparison with the images from 2018’s Spider-Man should certainly have gamers chomping at the bit about trying out the PS5’s Miles Morales version come holiday 2020.

Miles Morales PS5. (Image source: Insomniac/EW)
Miles Morales PS5. (Image source: Insomniac/EW)
Spider-Man PS4. (Image source: Insomniac via NeoGAF)
Spider-Man PS4. (Image source: Insomniac via NeoGAF)
Spider-Man PS4. (Image source: Insomniac via NeoGAF)
Spider-Man PS4. (Image source: Insomniac via NeoGAF)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08-14 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.