It’s very easy to get excited for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the next chapter in the Marvel’s Spider-Man saga from Insomniac Games. Building off of the momentum of the momentum of the best-selling superhero game of all time, people are hungry to spend more time in this universe. Conversely, the game is facing a somewhat of an uphill battle. Miles Morales is an exclusive for the PlayStation 5, which hasn’t had a price point revealed yet but it’s rumored to be in the $500-600 USD range. That’s a tough sell for a lot of people who have found themselves out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic with not that much money to spend on luxuries like video games.
Then there’s the matter of the games scope. Miles Morales is not the full, true sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man, but rather a smaller expansion in scale to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which started life as DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End before getting expanded into a larger, stand alone game. Something that could make Miles Morales a more attractive proposition would be for it to come bundled with a remaster of 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, which according to a recent issue of Game Informer could be the case:
“Miles Morlaes isn’t a traditional sequel, since it comes bundled with a remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man that takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware.”
This has yet to be confirmed by either Sony or Insomniac Games, the makers of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but it could make an exciting launch title that much more inciting. We’ve yet to see a list of launch titles for the PlayStation 5, and a way to keep players engaged with the system while new games come down the pipeline would to have them sink hours into a sure thing like Marvel’s Spider-Man, just as many did with the remaster of The Last of Us in the early months of the PlayStation 4.
More as it develops.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales arrived Holiday 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 5.
trailer via PlayStation YouTube