Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Will Have a "Full Arc" For the Superhero

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Will Have a "Full Arc" For the Superhero

Insomniac says Miles' story won't be shortchanged.

The Spidey spin-off Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of Sony's big games currently locked in for PlayStation 5. While it will be a smaller game than 2018's Spider-Man, it sounds like Miles' story won't be truncated because of it.

In a new story over at Entertainment Weekly, creative director Brian Horton reaffirms that Miles' story will be a full one. "This is a full arc for Miles Morales that started in Spider-Man," said Horton. "We really are completing the hero's coming of age in our game. It is a complete story."

This hopefully assuages fears that fans might have had following the game's reveal. A series of mixed messages and uncertainty led some to wonder how robust Miles' PS5 debut would be, until developer Insomniac Games clarified that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game.

In fact, an easy comparison can be drawn between the growing Spider-Man universe and another Sony-exclusive franchise: Uncharted. Insomniac has drawn comparisons between Miles Morales and Uncharted: Lost Legacy, which was a fairly strong entry for the series in its own right.

Speaking to EW, Horton says that using a little bit more of a compact storytelling style is letting the team "tell a very emotionally impactful story." Miles also gets to make use of his unique set of skills; while he's also a webspinner like Peter, comic and Into the Spider-Verse fans know Miles has some tricks of his own, like invisibility and electricity.

Despite being an overall smaller experience, it sounds like Miles' story will still be getting the narrative weight it deserves. And honestly, I'm fine with fewer towers and collectibles this time around. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is currently set for holiday 2020 on the PS5.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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