Already directly before today’s update the PS5 player had to choose between resolution mode and performance mode. Performance mode eliminates ray tracing in favor of a steady 60fps while resolution mode features 4K visuals with ray tracing. Players can now have the best of both modes with the new “Performance RT” mode featuring both 60fps and Ray Trace.
Our new update introduces Performance RT mode on the PS5 overnight. 60fps and ray-tracing! https://t.co/SSRy9vq9Aw
– Insomnia Games (Insomniac Games) December 9, 2020
According to the in-game description of the mode, this new mode adjusts the resolution of the scene, the quality of the reflection and the density of the pedestrians to achieve ray tracing at 60fps. The word “adjust” in this description is probably inferred from “low”. While this may be noticeable to some players, Miles Morales is so fast-paced, especially when swinging in New York City, you’ll likely see the advantage of 60fps and beam detection compared to low-quality reflection and more minimal pedestrians.
The update is already live and weighs approximately 262MB. Once the update has been downloaded and installed, restart Miles Morales and then go to Visual Settings in the game’s main menu to select the new Performance RT mode. Like the previous two modes you can switch between the new mode and the resolution mode of the game from the menu when you start playing the game.
The news comes on the same day that the PlayStation announced Miles Morales was the number one game At the top of the PS Store download chart for the first time in the PS Store. Miles Morales has beaten other November titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops Rock War, PS5-Exclusive Dement Souls and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.For more information on the game, check out the official Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales vinyl soundtrack announced yesterday and then read the official IGN Miles Morales review after that. To see how the game looks on the PS5, PS4 Pro and PS4, watch IGN’s Miles Morales Performance Review video.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide for IGN. He was saddened to receive this update after already receiving the Platinum Trophy for the game. You can follow him Twitter @LellanKews.