When the game was revealed during the PlayStation 5 event, many were confused as to where Miles Morales stands in the franchise. Was it a sequel? A Standalone game? An expansion? All that has now been cleared out by Insomniac Games themselves.
In a PlayStation Blog Post, Brian Horton, Creative Director of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, has shared interesting details about the game and clarifies a lot of misconceptions ever since the reveal:
Horton clarifies that the misconception about the game being an expansion, saying “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.”
Horton also says that the upcoming title will make full use of the capability of the PlayStation 5, saying “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.”
When asked about what has happened to Peter, Horton says “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.”
Set a year after the events of the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next “essential adventure” in the series and is due out this Holiday 2020 for the PlayStation 5.