Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s Map Around Twice As Big Compared To Previous Games Says Insomniac

According the game's creative director, Bryan Intihar in a translated interview with Famitsu

In the fallout of the PlayStation Showcase, we’ve learned some extra Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 details through a Famitsu interview (translated by Gematsu) with the game’s creative director, who revealed the game is twice as big as the studio’s two previous Spider-Man titles.

“We’ve added Queens and Brooklyn this time, so roughly speaking, the map size is about two times larger than the previous titles. Since these two areas are smaller and residential, I think you’ll find them different from Manhattan. We’ve prepared some unexpected situations we haven’t done before, like a battle on the river between two cities, so I hope you’ll look forward to them,” Marvel’s Spider-Man 2  creative director Bryan Intihar said in the interview.

The new Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 details are great to hear, and it sounds like Insomniac is expanding on what came before, with their development focus solely on the PS5, which I imagine dramatically enhances the game’s scope. Not to say that the PS4 isn’t a robust system, but I’m sure the studio ran into some limitations while developing both Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, so I assume it might feel very liberating to add things like the game’s intended versions of New York City’s famous boroughs Queens and Brooklyn.

It wasn’t just about the map in the interview as Intihar officially revealed that similar to Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PS5, players can freely switch between the game’s two Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales. In addition, the game will have players juggle two characters as the game will feature content exclusive to each character while also creating story missions that can be played by either character for those who prefer one Spider-Man over the other.

“While they’re both Spider-Man and have some things in common, Miles is speedier than Peter, and they each have quirks, so we hope you can choose your favourite character,” Intihar added.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set to launch this fall; while Sony officially revealed no release date, we’ll probably know sooner or later closer to launch.