Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is a Standalone Game [Update]

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is a Standalone Game [Update]

We're getting a clearer picture of what Miles' adventure looks like.

Update [8:50 a.m. PT]: Insomniac Games has tweeted in response to the quote, clarifying that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game.

"Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in the Marvel's Spider-Man universe," said Insomniac. "We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date."

We've updated the hed of this story accordingly. Our original story follows:

The newest Spider-Man game premiered yesterday during PlayStation's Future of Gaming stream. Centered on Miles Morales, there were some questions about how substantive the new game would be, given the short length of time between its launch and the previous Spider-Man game, but it's sounding like more of an expansion than a fully new game.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Sony's VP head of European business Simon Rutter clarified how large the Miles Morales entry would be. Rather than a full Spider-Man 2, it sounds like Miles Morales will be more of an addition.

"I guess you could call it an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game," said Rutter. "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."

This still leaves some lingering questions about what Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will ultimately look like, whether it's included with a PS5 version of the original Spider-Man game or a standalone experience, similar to Infamous: First Light or Uncharted: Lost Legacy. We've reached out to Sony for clarification.

Miles Morales was one of several new games that debuted for the PlayStation 5 during yesterday's stream. Sony showed off a number of exclusives including Horizon Forbidden West and even a new Oddworld, in the year 2020 no less.

Early PS5 tech tests that showcased the console's load-time using Marvel's Spider-Man, so it's easy to see how the game could make its way over. We'll learn more as we near holiday 2020, when Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is due out for the impending PlayStation 5.

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Eric Van Allen

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