Revealed during the recent PlayStation 5 showcase, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales puts the younger spider-powered hero in the spotlight. In a new video and blog post today, Insomniac Games is expanding on just what this means for Miles, and for the broader Marvel's Spider-Man series.
Insomniac recently clarified that Miles Morales is a standalone game, calling it the "next adventure in the Marvel's Spider-Man universe." In a video posted today, creative director Brian Horton elaborates more, describing it as something like an origin story for Miles as he becomes a hero in his own right.
In a PlayStation blog post, Horton says the game takes place in the wintertime, about a year after the events of Marvel's Spider-Man. As a war between an energy corporation and criminal army breaks out, Miles and his home in Harlem are caught in the middle.
"You'll experience a fully story arc with Miles, one that's more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope," said Horton.
Mile Morales will also make use of the PlayStation 5's power. Horton writes that the PS5 game will show off "near-instant loading," as well as ray-tracing, 3D audio, and parts of the DualSense controller like haptic feedback. Guerrilla Games recently confirmed that its upcoming PS5 sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, will also be utilizing the PS5's architecture to cut down on loading times. Seems like Sony's exclusives are making a concerted effort to showcase the power of the PS5's SSD.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is due out for the PlayStation 5 this holiday season.