Spider-Man Remastered PS4-PS5 Save Transfer Is Now Available

By | November 22, 2020

Those who played Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 are now able to transfer over their save files to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on PS5.
Insomniac Games’ update to Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 allows this save transfer and also bring over three new suits from Spider-Man Remastered to the original version. Spider-Man Remastered was also updated to allow for save transfers and includes various fixes for the game for issues such as the rest mode crash.

The process is pretty simple, but it does require that you still own the PS4 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man. @DKShadow on Twitter gave a guide on how to make it work:

  1. Update the game on PS4/PS4 to latest versions.
  2. In Spider-Man on PS4, hit R1 in the main menu to upload your save data.
  3. In Spider-Man Remastered on PS5, hit R1 in the main menu to download the save data.

As an added bonus, trophies will carry over. So, if you’ve unlocked Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Platinum Trophy, it will pop in Spider-Man Remastered when the save is successfully transferred.Insomniac’s community director James Stevenson took to Twitter to clarify the process and help those with questions. He confirmed that you must use the PS4 game to export your save, but gave an alternative method for those who no longer have the physical copy or opted for the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

If you have a friend with a PS4 or PS5 with Marvel’s Spider-Man, you can sign in to your PSN account, download your save from the cloud (if you have PlayStation Plus), and then export it while still signed in.

Stevenson also notes that, if you plan to export from the PS4 game running on backwards compatibility on PS5, you may need to restart your PS5 after installing the update.

For more, check out our review of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, in which we said, “If you’ve never played Marvel’s Spider-Man…what have you been doing the last two years!? But your procrastination has paid off, because the remaster is a much better way to play thanks to the PS5’s fantastic lighting effects and loading times. Even as someone who platinumed the original, it’s a treat to revisit this improved New York City.”
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