Insomniac Games today shared more information about its upcoming PlayStation 5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales game. Last week, the company confirmed in a tweet, the upcoming title will be a standalone game as opposed to other information saying it was an expansion and enhancement to the previous game. The company confirmed today the scope of the game will just like that of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
“We know a lot of you want to know how big this game is,” states Brian Horton, Creative Director at Insomniac Games. “Our team at Insomniac has been working incredibly hard to bring you a fantastic Miles Morales adventure since we concluded development on Marvel’s Spider-Man. You’ll experience a full story arc with Miles, one that’s more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an important, heartfelt, emotional and essential experience to expanding the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. And we hope it will be for you as well.”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was released in 2017 as a standalone game to the main story which was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The Lost Legacy main story clocked in at a gameplay time of 7 to 10 hours which is about half of what the main story of Uncharted 4 clocked in at 15 to 21 hours. Marvel’s Spider-Man clocked in an average gameplay time of 17hrs. Giving all these parameters, Spider-Man: Miles Morales should have an average gameplay time of 8 to 10 hours for the main story, this is minus extras and collectables which will make the game longer.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier first referenced Uncharted: The Lost Legacy term last week while clarifying the game will be a standalone and not an expansion of the first game. Since the game is akin to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in scope, it is expected to the sold for $39 and not $59 Sony sells full games at launch.
Brian Horton also shared how Insomniac Games will take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s hardware for the upcoming game. “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will show off near-instant loading, ray-tracing, 3D audio and the DualSense controller,” he explained. “We’ve upgraded our characters with 4D scans and improved skin shading for more realistic looking characters and spline-based hair that moves far more naturally. Many of the city’s assets have also been updated to take advantage of the new console. As you experience Miles’s story, you’ll see, hear, and feel things in a whole new way, all thanks to PS5.”
Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a year after the events of the first game in New York. Morales takes stage as he attempts to save his city after a war breaks out between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army.
Insomniac promises Peter Parker’s story is not over yet but this standalone game is all about Miles Morales. This can only mean one thing, we can expect to get more Spider-Man games in the future.