Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not a sequel to the 2018 Spider-Man video game but rather a standalone adventure.
Sony shocked fans last night (June 11th) when it premiered its PS5 game showcase and unveiled its next-gen console as well as a plethora of new games including Horizon: Forbidden West and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
This morning, Simon Rutter, the Executive Vice President and Head of European Business at Sony Interactive Entertainment, told The Telegraph that Miles Morales is a remaster of the 2018 game with new content, gameplay mechanics, and boosted visuals.
He said: “I guess you could call it an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game. There’s a substantial Miles Morales component – which is the expansion element – but also within the game as well there’s been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PlayStation 5 technology and features.” The comments sparked outrage on social media, with many users believing that the Miles Morales game will be a DLC expansion to the original game but only available on the PS5 console.
A Standalone Experience
Soon after, Bloomberg reporter and industry insider Jason Schrier revealed that the game is a standalone experience and not an expansion or DLC to the original game. In a tweet, Schreier wrote:
“Spider-Man Miles Morales is *not* an expansion or enhancement or remaster, despite a Sony executive’s comments this morning, a source tells Bloomberg News. Nor is it Spider-Man 2. It is a brand new, standalone game similar in scope to Uncharted Lost Legacy.”
Uncharted: Lost Legacy was a standalone game built using the same engine as Uncharted 4. It was its own title with an original story but was slightly shorter than a full game, and it seems Miles Morales will be similar, possibly bridging the gap between the original Spider-Man and its eventual sequel.
Developers Insomniac Games reiterated the news in their own tweet, stating: “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date.”
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to release this Holiday season, coinciding with the official launch of the PlayStation 5 console.
Along with the announcement for Miles Morales, Sony also announced games including Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Project Athia, Stray, Returnal, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and so many others.
Sony also unveiled its two PS5 consoles which feature a sleek black and white colour scheme and comes with a disc version and a digital, non-disc version. No release date or price for the console was revealed last night but Sony is reportedly holding a second event in August in which it may announce additional information. Until then; stay tuned.
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