Spider-Man Remastered changes Peter Parker’s face on PS5

Spider-Man Remastered will change Peter Parker’s face on PS5, developer Insomniac Games has detailed alongside a number of other amendments.

“In order to bring the best performances to players with our next-generation Marvel’s Spider-Man games, we have recast the face of Peter Parker,” James Stevenson, Community Director, wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

We loved working with John Bubniak on the original game; however, to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture, we have cast Ben Jordan to be the face model for Peter Parker on the PS5 console. He looks incredible in-game, and Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.”

Fans seem mixed on the change, with some applauding a Peter that looks more realistic (and younger — the character is meant to be 23 during the game) in appearance, while others are slamming the choice of Jordan specifically as he somewhat resembles MCU actor Tom Holland.

In addition to Peter’s new look, Spider-Man Remastered will also offer up 60FPS via a new Performance Mode alongside upgraded textures and much more. You can get a look at the new Performance Mode in the clip below.

Spider-Man Remastered heads to PS5 alongside Spider-Man Miles Morales on 12 November. Miles Morales will be available on both PS4 and PS5 that day, though the game’s Ultimate Edition is required to play as the remastered Peter Parker on next-gen. It’s also been confirmed that old PS4 game saves will not work within Spider-Man Remastered on PS5. Got all that?

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