Insomniac Games has just unveiled some new details on the recently-announced Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. In a blog post on the PlayStation website, Insomniac confirmed the game is a standalone expansion, adding that it’s coming Holiday 2020, presumably as a launch title.
Explaining why Miles Morales is the focus of the next game, the company said: “Miles’s multicultural background reflects a more modern, diverse world and we wanted to give players a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel’s New York City. This had to be a can’t-miss next adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe.”
As for where the game will take place in the Spider-Man timeline, Insomniac has also clarified that.
“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,” says the blog. “Miles’s new home in Harlem is at the heart of the battle.”
As for the scope of the game, it’s been compared to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
“We know a lot of you want to know how big this game is. Our team at Insomniac has been working incredibly hard to bring you a fantastic Miles Morales adventure since we concluded development on Marvel’s Spider-Man. You’ll experience a full story arc with Miles, one that’s more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an important, heartfelt, emotional and essential experience to expanding the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. And we hope it will be for you as well.”
As for how the PlayStation 5 title will improve on 2018’s Spider-Man, it’s all thanks to the power of the next-gen console.
“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.”
Characters will use “4D scans and improved skin shading for more realistic looking characters and spline-based hair that moves far more naturally.”
As for Peter Parker, he’s safe! And we’ll hopefully be seeing him soon. Insomniac says: “Many of you fans have wondered if Peter Parker is OK. Don’t worry, we still have much of Peter’s story left to tell. But this game is all about Miles, a critical part of our Spider-Man universe, and you won’t want to miss what happens.”
The team also adds: “We are excited for the game to demonstrate the power of PlayStation 5 this holiday.”
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