Let’s talk about graphical updates. The team has done the painstaking work of updating the city’s environment to take advantage of the new console. Beyond improved models and materials, some of the biggest things we have brought to the game are ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows. We now have true reflections on the windows of buildings, and it looks stunning with our new skies and weather.
But it’s not just the environments; our characters have also gotten a huge upgrade. From higher fidelity skin, eye, and teeth shaders to individually-rendered strands of hair, the new tech and detail gives our characters new life.
This does bring us to one of the bigger changes. 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. 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, with this new face, Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.
Additionally, thanks to the power of PS5, we're now able to offer a high frame rate through Performance Mode, which targets a 60fps frame rate! This allows you to experience the beginning of the Marvel's Spider-Man universe like never before. It feels amazing to play.
That’s not all! We take full advantage of other next-generation PlayStation features like near-instant loading (don’t worry, you can turn those humorous fast-travel animations back on if you miss them), Spatial 3D Audio on compatible headphones, and the revolutionary DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. We’ve also brought new photo mode features to the game that we developed for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. You can now place lights in the environment and change your Spider-Suit after you’ve lined up your shot! And finally, we’ve added three new suits, including the oft-requested Amazing Suit.