Move over Peter Parker, there’s a new Spider-Man on the block. The first first party game announced for the PlayStation 5 is Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales. The game will be coming to PlayStation 5 holiday 2020, right around the console’s launch.
The 2018 Spider-Man was a huge hit for Sony – it remains Sony’s fastest-selling first party game of all time – but to see a sequel or spin-off so soon is somewhat surprising. Still, it makes sense, when the game has been used to showcase the capabilities of the PlayStation 5’s SSD. It’s already up and running on the system, so why not create a new story in that game engine, and enhanced it for the new console?
Here’s some blurb from Sony:
The latest adventure in the Spider-Man universe will build on and expand Marvel’s Spider-Man through an all-new story. Players will experience the rise of Miles Morales as he masters new powers to become his own Spider-Man. With PS5’s ultra-fast SSD, players can near-instantaneously fast-travel across Marvel’s New York City, or feel the tension of each one of Miles’s web-swings, punches, web shots, and venom blasts with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback. Highly-detailed character models and enhanced visuals across the game intensify the story of Miles Morales as he faces great, new challenges while learning to be his own Spider-Man.
It’s not the only game that Insomniac are working on for the PlayStation 5, with the reveal of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart also announced for the next-gen console.
There was a lot of speculation as to what Insomniac were working on in the run up to the event. In our opinions, it was likely a bit too early for a Spider-Man 2 to be coming, the first Insomniac web-slinging adventure coming at the end of 2018. Similarly Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier (briefly) poo-pooed the idea on Twitter. Looks like he was half right, maybe?
The game was one of our highest rated titles of 2018. In our Spider-Man review Gareth wrote:
Marvel’s Spider-Man does a spectacular job of making you feel like the ultimate Spider-Man. From swinging through the city at high speed to fighting off legions of enemies by zipping between them and pulling them into the air, its gameplay looks like a scene from the films. It’s remarkably well realised in terms of its world, design, and even technically, with short loading times and a rock solid framerate even on the base PlayStation 4. If Spider-Man is your thing then this is an essential purchase.
Looks like this might be one of the must-buy games alongside the PlayStation 5…