Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a stand-alone adventure and will be a PS5 exclusive title and will arrive alongside the console.
The PlayStation 5 is due to release sometime in Fall 2020, perhaps one game that could sway consumers in the PS5 vs Xbox Series X debate is the sequel to the very successful Spider-Man game that released on the PS4 in 2018 which sold over 9 million units worldwide.
With rumours circulating on Reddit since the announcement of the game, we still know little about the game nevertheless.
Some big changes are in store for the web-slinger as it's set to utilise all of the power coming with the PS5.
Here's what we know about Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Prowler Confirmed - October 28th
It looks as though Prowler has been confirmed as an enemy that Miles will be facing in the game, with the character appearing on a variant cover of Amazin Spider-Man #55.
Check it out below, courtesy of IGN.
Prowler’s design in Spider-Man: Miles Morales was revealed via the variant cover of Amazing Spider-Man #55. Prowler's glowing claws are poised to strike, setting off Miles' Spidey-Sense? pic.twitter.com/GERQ8fx8oh
— IGN (@IGN)
New Trailers Show Off Spider-Cat, Combat and Stealth - October 16th
Looks like Miles has some new tricks, and a new companion.
Sony Confirms No Free Upgrade For Spider-Man Players - September 24th
Sony has confirmed there will not be a free upgrade of the remastered Spider-Man for PS4 players.
They will need to purchase Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.
On top of this, the remastered version of the game will only be available on the Playstation 5.
Spider-Man 2018 Remaster Confirmed - September 17th
Sony has announced that the Miles Morales sequel will get an Ultimate Edition, and that the Ultimate Edition comes with Spider-Man (2018) remastered for PS5.
"On PS5, we are announcing an Ultimate Edition that includes a voucher code for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered," Sony said in a blog post.
"You’ll be able to experience the complete storyline up to this point, which includes the remaster of the original game and all three installments of the Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC so you can play the full narrative arc."
As for whats new, players can expect improved lighting and character models, as well as ray-tracing.
Then there's the option to play at 60 FPS, too.
New Story Details, New Abilities Confirmed, and New Screenshot - August 14th
Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on some fresh Spider-Man: Miles Morales, revealing that the game will take place a year after the first game.
It'll offer a look at Harlem, in the middle of a battle between bad guys and an "energy corporation".
We also know that Miles will have invisibility and other new powers.
Finally, we've got an extra screenshot, as shared by industry insider @nibellion on Twitter.
New Spider-Man: Miles Morales screenshot from EWhttps://t.co/TFfKqGWX66pic.twitter.com/0oeqh1Nj5Z
— Nibel (@Nibellion)
Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Has An Optional 4K / 60FPS Performance Mode - July 20th
A recent announcement has revealed the latest Spider-Man title will have an optional 4k / 60FPS mode on PS5.
This is exciting as a lot of fans expected the title to be limited to 30FPS on the PS5.
The addition of a 4K / 60FPS mode grants the player a choice in the performance of the game.
This is hopefully a feature that will be present in a number of future PS5 titles.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Comparable in Size to Uncharted: Lost Legacy
This comes from the PlayStation Blog, while Twitter user @Nibellion has confirmed that the game "takes place one year after the events of the original game and will feature new villains, set-pieces and unique quests".
Spider-Man: Miles Morales also takes place one year after the events of the original game and will feature new villains, set-pieces and unique quests pic.twitter.com/YGwSJ9SCVn
— Nibel (@Nibellion)
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Special - 15th June
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is something special according to Phil Lord.
Miles Morales Is NOT An Expansion - 14th June
The new Spider-Man game is NOT an Expansion of the original game, but a standalone title.
Spider-Man Set In The Winter?
New rumours have surfaced on the Gaming Leaks and Rumours subreddit claiming that the game is set in the winter, a few short months after the events of the original and the play area is set to include both Queens and Brooklyn.
The game was rumoured to be based largely on Peter Parker being the lead, the Reddit user leaking this new information suggested that Miles Morales will play a larger role in the story - we now know he is the main character.
It's been reported that Insomniac are interested in allowing the player to switch between the two, but it's unlikely if this mechanic will feature in the final product.
Thanks to the incredible power of the PS5, the game's world will be even bigger - Spider-Man will be able to enter some of the buildings, which the leaker says introduces new traversal mechanics for these environments.
The mechanics are also supposedly getting a big overhaul. The leaker talks about a "web-chain" ability that lets you pre-map different zipping points, allowing you to zip between them.
Not to mention new animation upgrades to add variety from the original.
PS5 Box Art Revealed
The PS5 box art for the latest Spiderman title has been revealed.
Check it out here:
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Release Date
The new Spider-Man game is set to release Holiday 2020 - we're assuming with the PS5.
The first game's web-slinging and combat were pretty much perfect, so we'd be very surprised to see much change, especially so soon after it launched.
That said, we would expect new suit powers for Miles, and presumably some new combat moves and animations, too.
The game will feature a whole new set of missions, including villains not seen in the original game.
Here's hoping we get to see the likes of Mysterio make an appearance, Morbius, or even Kraven.
Fake Spider-Man 2 Cinematics "Leaked" On Reddit
The following Cinematics were based on a, proven to be fake, set of leaks and rumours from this Reddit post.
While it looks to set up the arrival of both the symbiote suit and the Green Goblin which is undoubtedly exciting, it's all a load of baloney, sorry.
Here are the rumoured characters so far, although we don't know for sure.
- Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- Miles Morales
- Harry Osborne
- Norman Osborne
- Mary Jane Watson
- Eddie Brock
- J. Jonah Jameson
- Doctor Conners
Is It Too Soon For Spider-Man 2?
If the game launched in the 2021 holidays, it would mean the game would release 3 years after its predecessor; a very quick turn around considering the original game took six years to develop.
Could Insomniac Games have moved their team over to the next instalment, leaving only a few behind to continue work on the original?
It sounds too good to be true, but we are also expecting to see the Breath of the Wild sequel in a similar time frame from the release of the original; potentially meaning the game does not necessarily re-invent the wheel, but simply expands on the universe the original created.