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Miles Morales Stars in a New Spider-Man Game Coming to PS5 This Year [Updated]

Oh hell yeah.
Image: Insomniac

Miles Morales is coming to PlayStation 5.

Update 2: 6/12/20, 11:45 a.m. ET: After reports earlier this morning that Miles Morales was an expansion to Spider-Man, Insomniac walked that back to say it is “the next adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date.”

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Bloomburg News adds “Spider-Man Miles Morales is not an expansion or enhancement or remaster, despite a Sony executive’s comments this morning, a source tells Bloomberg News. Nor is it Spider-Man 2. It is a brand-new, standalone game similar in scope to Uncharted Lost Legacy.”

So, there you have it. Brand new game. Below is the earlier update followed by our original story.

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Earlier:

Update: 6/12/20, 11:25 a.m. ET: As reported by Kotaku, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is, in fact, an expansion to the original Spider-Man game, which will be remastered for PlayStation 5.

“I guess you could call it an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game,” Simon Rutter. head of European business at Sony Interactive Entertainment said. “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.”

Even Earlier:

The first game Sony chose to reveal in its massive PS5 reveal presentation is called Spider-Man: Miles Morales, what appears to be a sequel to the 2018 Spider-Man game by Insomniac. And the best news of all? The release date is holiday 2020.

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Here’s the trailer:

The 2018 game ended with a tease that Miles, who was a supporting character in that game, would be the star this time around and it appears that’s the case. However, as our colleagues at Kotaku pointed out, two years for a game the size of Spider-Man seems ambitious to say the least. They aren’t quite convinced it’s a full-fledged sequel though we certainly hope that’s the case.

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We’ll have more on Spider-Man: Miles Morales as we learn more. For now, here are some articles on the amazing 2018 game.

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DISCUSSION

ComradeDread

Yea! Sequel! And Miles!

But, aw, man... they’re going to kill off Peter again, aren’t they? I liked that version of Parker and Mary Jane.