Spider-man: Miles Morales Coming to PS5
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
After the PS5 reveal event we were given a look at the trailers for the upcoming games that will be available for PS5. One of these trailers was of Miles Morales becoming the next Spider-Man. Check out the trailer here.
Is this a sequel?
Sony has confirmed that Insomniac Games' Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not a sequel to the PS4 game Marvel Spider-Man but in fact an expansion. Per The Telegraph, Insomniac's Spider-Man game for the PS5 is a remastered version of the 2018 title, which includes a "substantial" expansion. The publication describes Miles Morales as "more akin to an expansion bolted on to an upgraded version of the original title." Moreover, Simon Rutter -- Sony Interactive Entertainment's Executive Vice President of European Business -- explained to The Telegraph that the expansion would include "major enhancements" to Spider-Man.
Any New Mechanics?
As this appears to be an expansion of the 2018 Spider-man game, we can't expect any drastic changes in game play. But as many Spiderverse fans will know Miles Morales possess powers that Peter Parker's Spider-man does not which range from Invisibility and bio-electrical shocks. So we expect they will at least implement those as part of Miles Morales default abilities.
When's the Release date?
So, based on this quote, what exactly is Spider-Man Miles Morales? It sounds a bit like what Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was to Uncharted 4, or InFamous First Light was to InFamous Second Son - but with next-gen bells and whistles.
What is clear is that Spider-Man Miles Morales is not the Spider-Man Sequel video game that we all expected from Insomniac. The games release date of Christmas 2020, just two years after Spider-Man came out, perhaps that's no surprise.
So! Speculation time. What actually happens in Spider-Man Miles Morales? Best bet is we will get a training montage between Miles and Peter before the events of Miles' story kicks off at the start. Most likely Peter will be taken out of commission for the sequel and will die much like his comics counterpart with Miles stepping up.