2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man was a huge hit for Insomniac and Sony. While Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 broke almost every record set by PS4 games that came before it, with great reception and positive reviews from fans, Spider-Man managed to get many Fan Favorite awards at Gamer’s Choice Awards.
The game definitely lived up to the hype and gave us an authentic Spider-Man experience that fans had been waiting for. Insomniac, not wanting to lose this momentum, has started working on a Spider-Man sequel that will be released on PS5.
This performance test comparison speaks volumes of how superior the next PlayStation is going to be, showcasing the improved loading time (which is nonexistent); it at the least confirms that it is going to provide backward compatibility to all of our PS4 games.
According to a Redditor named u/v17447377, who claims to bring all of this “from a source” he has “close to insomniac games,” has shed some light on some new gameplay mechanics in development. The open-world will expand to include parts of Brooklyn and Queens and will take place in winter.
Oscorp will be a major player just like in the original and will be working on some “cloning” projects that will cause turmoil in Manhattan. The user also says the game will “hint towards a larger Marvel Universe,” featuring the classic villains like Green Goblin and Venom.
Spider-Man PS5 should pick the story up where the original end with Dr. Otto Octavius in prison, collaborating with Sinister Six that includes Mister Negative, Electro, Vulture, and Scorpion.
Mister Negative proved to be a well-written villain whose motivations seemed believable and grounded in Martin Lee’s story. It will be exciting to see how Martin Lee returns in Peter’s and where the story goes from here. Rhino is also there as a member of Sinister Six, teamed up with Octavius to fight against our hero, Spider-Man.
With him being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles Morales will be a playable character along with Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. He might possess slightly different and improved powers and abilities, but Peter will stay the anchor point of the main story and the game.
The game engine is definitely going to be improved for it to use PS5’s hardware potential to its fullest. The crime encounter and generation throughout the open-world is going to resemble Diablo’s dungeons mechanics. We will get more diverse combat and crime encounters, increasing the replayability of Spider-Man side “mini-games.”
The post also mentions Photogrammetry that Insomniac might use for 3D scanning New York. Many of these rumors might seem obvious but take everything with a pinch of salt. Let’s wait for official reveals from Insomniac.
We aren’t going to get a new Spider-Man game, at least not in a brand new PS5 this holiday, we might have to wait until 2021. If you don’t want to get off of the hype train, replay the main story or better, get the Spider-Man DLCs if you haven’t already. If you liked the original game, you’d have a blast playing the DLCs, with Spider-Man swinging through the city that never sleeps.