Xbox Throws Shade AT PS5 Following Spider-Man Upgrade Debacle

We don't know if you've been keeping up with the news in PlayStation world recently, but one of the big talking points over the past 24 hours has been the confusion surrounding Marvel's Spider-Man's upgrade path from PS4 to PS5, and the confirmation that owners of the standard version won't be getting a free upgrade on the next-gen system.

As you can see from the official explanation below, it's incredibly confusing for the average consumer:

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered is an enhanced version of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and is included as part of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 5. In addition, players who purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 4 can upgrade at no additional cost to the PS5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and can take advantage of a paid-upgrade to download Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered.

There are no plans currently to offer Marvel’s-Spider-Man: Remastered as a standalone. Players with a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 can purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition to experience Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered on PS5. Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 also will be backwards compatible on PS5.

In response, the official Xbox UK Twitter account has been throwing shade at the PS5 upgrade debacle, pointing out the benefits of Smart Delivery, which allows you to buy a supported Xbox One game and receive a free next-gen upgrade with no catches involved.

Here's how the Xbox UK account responded to the PS5 Spider-Man news:

Yep, Microsoft isn't pulling any punches with this one!

Although it isn't mentioned above, Smart Delivery also includes other benefits such as your progression carrying over from the Xbox One version of the game to the Xbox Series X/S version, along with your Achievements.

And better yet, the service will automatically detect which system you're playing on at any given time - whether it's Xbox One, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X - and allow you to continue from where you left off with no issues.

So then, what do you make of all this?! Let us know your response to this story in the comments.