Spider-Man: Miles Morales Isn’t a Sequel, It’s an Expansion

Marvel’s Spider-man: Miles Morales was taken by many to be a full sequel to Insomniac’s first Spider-man game, but it is in fact “an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game.”Speaking to The Telegraph (and spotted by VGC), Sony’s VP head of European Business, Simon Rutter explained: “I guess you could call it an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game. There’s a substantial Miles Morales component – which is the expansion element – but also within the game as well there’s been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PlayStation 5 technology and features.”It remains a little unclear exactly what form this expansion will take. Rutter’s language makes it sound as though Marvel’s Spider-Man could receive a full remaster on PS5 (as hinted at in early showings of the console to press), with a major new component starring Miles Morales. However, it may be that this is a standalone expansion that builds on the mechanics and engine of the original, in the vein of Uncharted: Lost Legacy or Infamous: First Light.

It’s also unclear whether this means the Miles Morales content will come to PS4. We’ve contacted Sony for comment.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales was announced at yesterday’s PS5 reveal event, which revealed a swathe of next-gen games, not to mention the unconventional design of the PlayStation 5, and its newly-revealed digital edition. Miles Morales was one of two new projects announced by Insomniac yesterday – we also saw Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart revealed.

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