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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Enhancements Detailed

Developer Insomniac Games has opened up about some of the enhancements Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will see on PlayStation 5 thanks to the improved hardware.

In an interview with Game Informer, Insomniac discussed the ways the game takes advantage of the PlayStation 5. The first being no loading screens, with creative director Brian Horton saying that “if you die or if you fast travel there are near-instant loads.” Horton went on to add that the game “just fades down and then fades up,” stating Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has a seamless world with no loading thanks to the next-gen system’s SSD.

Three other areas deal with performance. Specifically, graphical fidelity in the game world is higher, character performances will seem more believable, and action is smoother and more explosive. Art director Gavin Golden touched on all three topics, saying ray tracing, 4D model scans, and improved particle systems and simulations allow the game to be more immersive.

The development team was also able to use the haptics inside the DualSense controller to make combat feel more impactful and visceral. Horton said the DualSense’s haptic feedback “really allow bioelectric attacks to travel from one side of the controller to the other.”

While Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 5 sounds like it will be the best version, the PlayStation 4 version will play just fine, too. Insomniac told Game Informer that the two versions should “feel in parity,” with one game not feeling any different than the other.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales drops on November 12 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Hit up our Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales preorder guide to learn about the bonuses and editions available. And while you’re at it, check out our PlayStation 5 preorder guide to find out which variation of the console is right for you and when stores will be restocked.

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Apex Legends might be teasing Horizon, a new character

There may be a new Legend coming to the Apex Games. Over the last few days, Respawn Entertainment has released two short teaser videos for what seems to be a new character that may soon arrive in Apex Legends.

The teasers themselves don’t give much away. There’s almost nothing to go on in the first teaser, but the second gives us a little more room to work with. We hear a heavily-accented voice say, “A wee bit of betrayal, eh deary? I was so daft.” This is all captured in a static-filled video that looks like it may have come from a security camera.

While there hasn’t been any direct confirmation quite yet as to who this mysterious person is, it seems that the most likely candidate is Horizon, a new character to the Apex Legends/Titanfall universe who first showed up last week. Horizon sent players on special quests from her video screen in the firing range, but hasn’t officially done much more yet. There are a few pieces of evidence pointing toward Horizon, including the haircut of the person in the video matching Horizon’s, and the fact that they both seem to have Scottish accents.

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As for what Horizon’s abilities might be, we’ll just have to wait until Respawn Entertainment officially reveals her.

Whoever’s coming to Apex Legends next, we shouldn’t have too long to wait until hey arrive. Season 6 is set to end sometime in early November, and season 7, along with its new Legend, should arrive shortly after.

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Sony’s overhauled PlayStation web store won’t sell PS3, Vita, or PSP games

The web and mobile versions of the PlayStation Store are getting a major visual overhaul, but not everything in the store will make the transition.

On Thursday, Sony emailed PlayStation customers to let them know that items like PlayStation 3 games, PlayStation Vita Games, PSP Games, Avatars, apps and Themes will no longer be available for purchase through the web or mobile versions of the PlayStation Store. The other feature that’s disappearing from both the web store and the mobile store is the Wishlist.

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All of these items will be disappearing from the PlayStation web store as it launches from Oct. 21 to 26 and on mobile on Oct. 28. According to Sony’s PlayStation support website, these features could be leaving the mobile and web stores as soon as Oct. 19. Thankfully, these items won’t just disappear forever, you’ll still be able to purchase games and add-ons for these consoles by logging into the PlayStation Store directly from the console in question. Meanwhile, apps, Avatars, and Themes can still be purchased from the PlayStation 4 version of the store.

Sony also adds that any content you’ve previously purchased will still be available to download on your PS3, PSP, or PS Vita.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new raid hitting in late November

Bungie will launch Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new raid on Nov. 21, over a week after the expansion’s launch.

In Thursday’s weekly blog post, Bungie unveiled details for Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s upcoming raid, helping players prepare for the world’s first race. While we don’t know the name of the raid — only that it takes place on the new Europa location — players can start making plans to adventure into the unknown on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT.

Normally Bungie launches the new raid closer to launch, but this Beyond Light raid schedule mirrors Forsaken’s Last Wish raid launch — the hardest raid race in Destiny history. In that two week span, players will need to grind their way to 1230 Power in order to keep pace through the entire raid.

As with previous raids, Bungie will implement Contest Mode for the first 24 hours, forcing players to compete 20 Power below the boss’ level. Even if players manage to grind higher than 1230, entering the raid will adjust them to the temporary cap to increase the difficulty. It’s worth noting that the Artifact power bonus — gained via experience rather than gear — won’t work during Contest Mode.

As always, Bungie will reward the first team to defeat the final boss with a Destiny 2 championship belt (yes, like the wrestling ones). But the studio did warn players that it may take longer to verify the winners than usual. While not explicitly stated, this likely has something to do with the rise in cheaters over the past year.

This emblem is only for the best players, those who can beat the raid during Contest Mode
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In addition to the usual loot that comes from a raid — which should be all new in Beyond Light — players who complete the raid in the first 24 hours can get a unique emblem, seen above.

All players who beat the raid can earn this emblem
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All players who eventually manage to complete the new raid — a day after Contest ends or a year — can earn the standard raid emblem, seen above.

Without knowing how quickly Guardians can grind up to the appropriate level, it’s currently unclear if Bungie is giving players two weeks because they’ll need it to hit 1230 by Nov. 21, or if they just don’t want players rushing through all the new content to compete. Either way, the raid will likely be very hard during Contest Mode, and players will need to ensure their teammates are up to the task before heading in.

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