Spider-Man Remastered Recasts Peter Parker's Face Model

In an interesting change, the Spider-Man Remastered Edition will have a completely different Peter Parker Model.

Published: September 30, 2020 1:14 PM /


Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker face cover

The Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker face model has been recast, presenting players with a very different look in this graphically-enhanced version of the PS4 exclusive that's coming to Sony's next-generation console.

Spider-Man Remastered is an enhanced edition of Marvel's Spider-Man on the PS4 that will only be available to people who purchase the Ultimate Edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It's shaping up to look pretty nice, but it also features a surprising change in the look of Peter Parker.

Have a gander at the new Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker face model in the latest trailer!

Why Was the Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker Model Recast?

The Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker model was recast for one simple reason: it looked better when paired with the existing facial capture.

"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," read a PlayStation blog post from Insomniac's James Stevenson. "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."

If you don't quite understand what that means, here's the rundown. A bid-budget modern game will typically have three parts for bringing a character to life: voice acting, motion capture, and facial motion capture. In some cases, the same actor plays all three parts. In other cases, one or more actors will work together to bring a virtual character to life. In this case, Insomniac says that it made the decision to go with a new Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker face model because it provided a better look.

Spider-Man Remastered will look very different from its predecessor, especially with a new person playing the face of Peter Parker. You'll be able to relive Spideys latest adventure when it arrives as part of the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition on November 12, 2020.

Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker Comparison Video

We put together this comparison of the two Peters, flipping between a cutscene from the original release, and the same cutscene upcoming remaster. Beyond that, this also shows some differences in lighting and textures that you can expect to see in Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered. Potential spoilers for Marvel's Spider-Man (2018)!

What do you think of the new Spider-Man Remastered Peter Parker face model? Are you going to get this game or are you only interested in playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales? Let us know in the comments below!

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