PlayStation exclusives Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales coming to the PC with keyboard-mouse input and ray-tracing support
Marvel's Spider-Man is finally hitting the PC on August 12. Insomniac Games, developers of the Spider-Man Remastered, collaborated with Nixxes Software to port the critically-acclaimed PlayStation 4 title to the PC. Alongside Spider-Man Remastered, Insomniac Games will also be bringing Spider-Man: Miles Morales to the PC as well in Fall 2022. These developments were announced during Sony's PlayStation State of Play event.
In a blog post, Insomniac Games's Ryan Schneider thanked all Marvel Spider-Man fans on PlayStation and said that the series has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide as of May 15, 2022. The studio didn't delve into the technical aspects of the PC ports just yet. However, it promised that the titles will make the most of PC features thanks to Nixxes' technical expertise on the platform.
For the moment, Insomniac seems to be focused on Spider-Man Remastered for the PC. The PC port will bring keyboard and mouse support, adjustable render settings, and ray-traced reflections. The official Nvidia GeForce Twitter handle wrote, "Did someone say Spider-Man is coming to PC?", which is a likely indication that the PC port will make use of Nvidia's DLSS and/or Reflex tech.
Insomniac confirmed that Spider-Man Remastered for the PC will include the full main story and also the Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps DLC.
The Spider-Man series follows a spate of PlayStation exclusives being ported to the PC platform. Sony pegs the PC business of PlayStation titles such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, and God of War at US$80 million in the last fiscal, which ended on March 31, 2022. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is already listed on Steam with an unannounced released date. The expectation for the coming fiscal year ending on March 31, 2023 is projected to be a massive US$300 million, which is too high for Sony to simply pass up.
With internal PlayStation Studios also evincing considerable interest, Sony expects 15% to 20% of its releases to eventually make it to the PC in the coming year. This number is projected to increase to 30% by the end of 2025.