Spider-Man Miles Morales was one of the highlights of the recent PlayStation 5 event from Sony. We saw many game announcements, but this one stood out from the rest. However, there was some confusion as to what Spider-Man Miles Morales actually is.
Spider-Man Miles Morales Is A Standalone Game
Is it a sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man? Is it DLC, is it an expansion? Well now, we have a definitive answer. Insomniac Games’ Brian Horton, who is also the Creative Director for this game, provided us with this information in an update on the PlayStation Blog.
“This standalone game lets players experience the rise of Miles Morales as he discovers new powers that set him apart from his mentor, Peter Parker,” he wrote. Horton also spoke a little bit about when the game will take place within this universe.
Spider-Man Miles Morales Takes Place Around A Year After Spider-Man
“It’s now wintertime, about a year after the events of the first game. Marvel’s New York is covered in snow, and just before Christmas break, a war between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army has broken out. Miles’s new home in Harlem is at the heart of the battle,” wrote Horton.
Miles Morales, for those of you who don’t know, is the Ultimate Spider-Man from Marvel comics. The Ultimate universe is simply an alternate reality of the traditional Marvel characters. In fact, the costume that we’ve seen in the trailers for Spider-Man Miles Morales is remarkably similar to the Miles Morales costume from the Ultimate Spider-Man comics.
Spider-Man Miles Morales Is Similar To Uncharted: Lost Legacy
The character’s popularity increased exponentially after 2018’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Miles was the character in the focus of the animated film, which went on to win an Oscar.
Essentially, this game sounds like it’s going down the Uncharted: Lost Legacy route. That game takes place after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and in the same world. However, it focuses on a different set of characters, with a unique story.
Spider-Man Miles Morales is coming out holiday 2020.