Spider Man: Miles Morales Is Not A Sequel Nor An Expansion, Sony Confirms
During the PS5 reveal event, Sony announced Spider Man: Miles Morales – a new game to grace the Spider Man series. Suffice to say, the people raved. The trailer didn’t showcase a substantial amount of information aside from a Holiday 2020 release window, leaving much left up to interpretation and even led to a whirlwind of confusion. Is it an expansion? Is it a sequel? Well, it turns out neither!
According to the original interview with The Telegraph, Sony’s head of European Business, Simon Rutter, stated: “I guess you could call it an expansion or an enhancement to the previous game.” That simple statement kicked off numerous misinformed reports that called the upcoming Spider Man game an expansion of the 2018 title for the PlayStation 4. It turns out, however, the executive got it mixed up. Instead Spider Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game for the PS5. Upon confirming with his own sources, known writer Jason Schreier publicly stated:
NEWS: 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.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 12, 2020
Insomniac Games even went on record and clarified the confusion on their official Twitter account:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date. #MilesMoralesPS5 pic.twitter.com/GOTAvNhUaF
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) June 12, 2020
In other words, Spider Man: Miles Morales is neither a sequel nor an expansion of the 2018 game. Instead, it is its own fully-fledged title featuring none other than the young hero seen in Into the Spider-Verse. Though it is technically part of the same series and could be considered a sequel, the sole focus is on a different protagonist and doesn’t rely on players having experienced the aforementioned to enjoy the upcoming one. For now, we wait on additional news as we inch closer to the holiday season (it’s still a ways away though).
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