Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was unveiled during the PlayStation 5 event last week, but some confusion crept in regarding whether it is a full-fledged sequel or an expansion due to some comments made by Sony Interactive Entertainment EVP Simon Rutter, who called it an enhancement and an expansion.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not called a standalone expansion by name, but the studio said it is similar to "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope," which was a standalone expansion to Uncharted 4. "Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an important, heartfelt, emotional and essential experience to expanding the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe," added the studio.
The title will be set a year after the events of the Peter Parker-led Spider-Man, with an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army going to war in Harlem where Miles lives, putting the new wall-crawler in the middle of it. The studio says that Peter Parker's story isn't done yet, but this project will only focus on Miles' new adventures in New York City.
The title will have "near-instant loading", ray-traced reflections, 3D audio, new animations, and support for Sony's new DualSense controller features like haptic feedback. According to the studio, the character and city models from the first game are being heavily upgraded to be even more realistic and utilize the increased horsepower of Sony's upcoming console.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to PlayStation 5 this holiday.