Thursday, August 13, 2020

Miles Morales Will Get a 'Full Arc' in Spider-Man PS5 Game

Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 will complete the coming of age arc for the fledgling hero that began in Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4. Slight spoilers for Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 follow. [ignvideo url=""] Marvel's Spider-Man introduced Miles Morales as an (occasionally playable) side character who's taken under Peter Parker's wing. The core game ends with Morales being bitten by a new radioactive spider, while DLC packs featured him taking his first steps as a superhero. Speaking to EW, game director Brian Horton explained that the upcoming spin-off game is designed to finish the story that the first game started:  "This is a full arc for Miles Morales that started in Spider-Man [on PS4]. We really are completing this hero's coming of age in our game. It is a complete story." Insomniac has already hinted at a fully-fledged Spider-Man 2, and said "we still have much of Peter [Parker]’s story left to tell", but it feels as though Miles will be a trained superhero in his own right by the end of his starring role. EW also posted a brand new PS5 shot from the game: Elsewhere in the interview, Insomniac reiterates that the Miles Morales game isn't a formal sequel to the first game, and that it's a "shorter spin-off, likened in scope to the Lost Legacy game in the Uncharted series." Horton adds that the decison to have the character star in a shorter game was a way of telling his story in an "impactful" way: "When we started crafting it, we realized that, with a little bit more of a compact storytelling style, we could tell a very emotionally impactful story that would fit really well as an experience that would take Spider-Man 1 and [Miles Morales] and do justice to this character." Spider-Man: Miles Morales is due to arrive in Holiday 2020, exclusively for PS5. So far, we know a few plot details, we've seen the game's box art, and learned that the game will feature an optional 4K/60FPS mode. We've also speculated about 6 comic book stories that could inspire his next journey. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to


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