Should be PS5 players and fans of the excellent Marvel’s Spider-Man – a PS4 exclusive launched in 2018 and one of our best games of the year – was probably very exciting on sneak peek at a new Spider-Man PS5 game, showed up during the massive PS5 game reveal on June 11. But not everything was as it seemed.
Along with our first look at the PS5 console itself and a host of other incoming PS5 games, we caught a teaser trailer for a new Spider-Man game titled Spider-Man: Miles Morales, available as the launch title for PS5 this year.
However, it seemed like a quick turnaround from the 2018 title, and we have since learned that the Miles Morales title is actually an extended remaster of the original game. It reviews the game on the PS5̵
Talk to The Telegraph, SIE’s EVP Head of European Business Simon Rutter made clear that Spider-Man Miles Morales was “an expansion and an improvement of the previous game” rather than a sequel in itself.
Rutter added: “There is a significant Miles Morales component – which is the expansion element – but also within the game there have been major improvements to the game and the game engine, and obviously distributes some of the major PlayStation 5 technologies and features.”
We were delighted to see a Miles Morales-fronted video game, as an Afro-Latino iteration of the Web Slingshot and one of Marvel’s best new creations of recent decades. Miles was also seen in 2018’s completely thought-provoking animated film The Spider Verse, which will have a sequel in 2022.
The announcements about the announcement were mixed with, at best, what really sounds like an advanced remaster with some DLC. The description for the trailer is called “Revealing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a new adventure from Insomniac Games coming to PlayStation 5” – which really sounds like a sequel. It really could have been better flagged in the disclosure itself.
It’s unclear if Miles Morales is a standalone piece of DLC, or something more connected to the story of the original game, but it sounds more like the past. It is still amazing to see Morales given the time of day, and we look forward to seeing what different abilities (and story hook) his additions will add to the game.
Whether you played Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 or not, it really is a launch title to keep an eye on – and it’s refreshing to see developers give an incentive to check out a new-gen remaster in addition to just flashier graphics.
Check out the Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer below: