Sort of a New Game
Update: After a confusing morning for Spider-Man fans it has now been confirmed that while Miles Morales isn't going to be a full sequel to 2018's Spider-Man it will instead be a standalone expansion. This piece of clarification was given to Bloomberg News earlier this morning.
It has now been described to be more in line with Uncharted 4: Lost Legacy, a shorter spin-off game to the Uncharted series.
Original Article: Sony has clarified that Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which was announced during yesterday's PlayStation 5 reveal, is not a full game. Instead, it's an "expansion and an enhancement" to the original Marvel's Spider-Man from 2018.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a "substantial" expansion
This news comes via an interview with UK news publication The Telegraph (the content is behind a paywall). The newspaper describes Miles Morales as being more like an expansion attached to an enhanced version of the original game. SIE's head of European business Simon Rutter said that the Miles Morales component will be "substantial", but that it's part of an enhanced version of Marvel's Spider-Man which uses the new PS5 tech and features. Rutter says it'll be "interesting" for gamers to see how familiar games are transformed by the PlayStation 5's new architecture and capabilities.
Back in August, Insomniac and Sony declared that Marvel's Spider-Man had sold over 13 million copies. It makes sense to bring the game to the PS5 given that it was used during early tech demonstrations of PS5 hardware. Said demonstrations showed that scenes that once took several seconds to load on PlayStation 4 would now load near-instantly on PS5.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales isn't the only string to Insomniac's PS5 bow
This isn't Insomniac's only title on its way to the PlayStation 5. Last night's reveal event also unveiled the existence of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, a new entry in the long-running platformer-shooter series. Unlike Miles Morales, Rift Apart will be a fully-fledged new game. We don't have a release date for that yet, but we're expecting to learn more about it - and about Spider-Man: Miles Morales - in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned for more.
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