Spider-Man: Miles Morales was undoubtedly one of the more shocking announcements at the recent PS5 reveal showcase. But it also seemed to spark quite a debate online.
There seemed to be two camps of people. One side thought this was going to be an all-new Spidey game and the other thought it would simply be an expansion to Marvel’s Spider-Man. Although Insomniac Games would later come out and confirm that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game, many still didn’t know what to expect from the upcoming PS5 title. Thankfully, Insomniac has provided us with some more details.
In a PlayStation Blog post, Creative Director at Insomniac Games Brian Horton stated that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will feature “a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel’s New York City” and compared Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ size to Uncharted: Lost Legacy. Horton did go into a bit more detail regarding the story:
“Let’s set the scene for the game a little more. It’s now wintertime, about a year after the events of the first game. Marvel’s New York is covered in snow, and just before Christmas break, a war between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army has broken out. Miles’s new home in Harlem is at the heart of the battle.”
Along with this, it was said that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is going to take advantage of the PS5 and its features:
“We are also excited for the game to demonstrate the power of PlayStation 5 this holiday. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will show off near-instant loading, ray-tracing, 3D audio and the DualSense controller. We’ve upgraded our characters with 4D scans and improved skin shading for more realistic looking characters and spline-based hair that moves far more naturally. Many of the city’s assets have also been updated to take advantage of the new console. As you experience Miles’s story, you’ll see, hear, and feel things in a whole new way, all thanks to PS5.”
Horton closed out the blog post assuring fans that Peter Parker’s story will continue but they wanted this game to mainly focus on Miles and his own story.
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