News | Insomniac Games Unveils Spider-Man 2 And Wolverine For PS5

Sony studio Insomniac Games is working on two Marvel games for PlayStation 5: Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine.

Both games were unveiled tonight during the PlayStation Showcase. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 comes out on PlayStation 5 in 2023 and centers on both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Although little is known yet, the trailer makes it clear that Venom will be introduced in the game. Tony Todd (Candyman) provides the voice. Yuri Lowenthal and Nadji Jeter return as Peter and Miles.

Insomniac is also working on Marvel’s Wolverine for PlayStation 5, for which no release date has been announced yet. However, a first teaser was shown. This stand-alone game is only just being developed, but there are not many more details yet.


News | Patch Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Improves Ray Tracing

Insomniac Games has released a patch for the PS5 version of Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered that improves the ray tracing in the game.

It concerns update 1.005. The patch isn’t much of a deal, as the company says the update includes “some improvements to stability and ray tracing.”

Raytracing is a recently developed technology that allows light to realistically reflect on surfaces. Earlier this summer, Insomniac also released a patch for Spider-Man: Miles Morales that improves the display of ray tracing in the game.


News | Savegame transfer to Spider-Man Remastered is now possible

Players can now transfer their savefile from Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 to Spider-Man Remastered on the PlayStation 5.

Transferring the save is possible after the last update of the games. To transfer the save, players must have version 1.19 of the original installed and then upload it in the in-game selection screen.

The Spider-Man Remastered on PlayStation 5 must be updated to version 1,001,000. In that version, players can download the save again.

It’s also possible to install both the remaster and the original on the PlayStation 5, so no PlayStation 4 console is required for the process. When transferring, all trophies are automatically unlocked, including the new trophies if the conditions are met.

Spider-Man Remastered is available with the ultimate edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which came out last week.


Review | Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man has always been with the themes as a formula. This is no different in this spin-off, which revolves around Miles Morales, a young man whose mother fights in politics against corrupt politicians and rogue companies. The central theme is electricity. You notice it in the story, but also in Miles Morales himself, electricity is what distinguishes him most from Peter Parker.

Miles can energize his body with “venom”, a kind of orange lightning. With venom, he can hurl enemies through rooms, make them immobile, or simply provide them with an electric shock. He also uses electricity in puzzles. Miles needs, for example, to charge generators or connect electricity networks to venom.

Electricity also plays a major role thematically. A new energy company, Roxxon, appears to have a very big say in New York City’s work. Roxxon’s motives therefore seem double. Miles’s mother, who still has to recover from the loss of her husband in the first part, therefore turns to politics.

There is therefore a lot, um, tension (see what i did there :p ) between the family members. And then there is Miles’s best friend, who, together with her brother and Miles herself, is closely involved in the development of new technology. They are working on a new form of energy that could replace electricity: NuForm.

The story in Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a bit silly, but the game gets away with that because even the somewhat silly narrative brackets remain entirely within the acceptable comic book spectrum. This game contains some strong and genuinely emotional narrative moments. Developer Insomniac Games does that very well. Miles Morales goes through bizarre things, but feels more human than superhero.

Peter Parker doesn’t play a big role in this story, if you think that after the trailers. He is going on vacation with his now well-known girlfriend, and so Miles,  for the first time, has to take over from him for a week or two.
This part was therefore completed much earlier than the original. You’ll be through it within twelve hours, but it feels much faster. The pacing is very high and exciting turns follow each other in rapid succession. It is therefore difficult to put the controller down. Compared to the original Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales feels trim. After completing the game, you can still play the friendly neighborhood hero. Miles has his own app that residents can use to call on him. It is an ingenious alternative to a quest system.

Also interesting are the special powers that Miles has. The normal combat, against normal enemies, was a bit more aggressive in the previous part, given Miles has invisibility and Peter Parker had some strong area-of-attack attacks. Perhaps the subtlest difference between the two games is the music. Miles Morales leans a little more towards hip hop. Beats are mixed through the symphonic orchestral music, which you hear well during fights, among other things, a subtle but appropriate addition.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be released on the PlayStation 4, but also on the new PlayStation 5. This game is very nice on the PlayStation 5, partly thanks to ray tracing. You play at 30 fps. Without ray tracing, the game runs at 60 fps.

There is a time when ray tracing almost perfectly is on display . You then enter an enemy base under supervision. The hallway is infused with purple lighting and flashing monitors with an Outrun-esque aesthetic. In this shot, the lighting reflects on the shiny coats, but especially on the floors.

Ray tracing also gets the literal opportunity to shine on the windows of flats and in the well-placed rain puddles. Whether all of that justifies the loss of 60 fps is personal. I don’t think so. That high frame rate is really nice, especially during the hectic fights. But you have to make that decision yourself.

In the game you don’t notice much of the new adaptive triggers, although they do make sure that you have to press “harder” while spinning through the city,  a great effect. The haptic feedback is not very impressive either. You only really notice when very heavy enemies thunder through the image, such as an enemy of rhino-like proportions.

Whether you play this game on the previous or the new PlayStation, Miles Morales is very rewarding. It tells a concise yet intense story, introduces some really entertaining twists, and there’s a lot to collect, solve and battle out in New York.

Score:

9,0

+ Very entertaining storyline
+ Beautifull and vivid game world
+ Ray tracing showcases beautifully

– Faster finished than hoped


News | Miles Morales will be the only playable character in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Miles Morales is the only playable character in the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Insomniac Games’ creative director Brian Horton announced this in an interview with Game Informer. He says that players only control Miles and not other characters.

Some fans hoped that during the game they could also get started with Peter Parker, the main character from the previous game. In the previous Spider-Man, players also controlled Mary Jane at times, and some gamers had expected a similar structure for the upcoming game, but with Peter Parker instead of Mary Jane.

The full interview can be seen below.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone Spider-Man game set in the same game world as Marvel’s Spider-Man. The game has a completely new story that revolves around Miles Morales. There is a special edition of PlayStation 5 that will also include a remaster of Marvel’s Spider-Man. The game will be released on PS5 and PS4 on November 19th.


News | New gameplay and screenshot from Spider-Man: Miles Morales

New screenshots and gameplay footage of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales have been released.

The images are part of the cover story of the most recent issue of Game Informer. Gameplay footage shows Miles Morales taking on an in-game boss, while screenshots show Morales zooming through Manhattan.

Just like in the previous game, Manhattan has been divided into different districts, in which all kinds of crimes can be stopped. The soundtrack focuses on hip-hop, including original and licensed songs by Kid Cudi and Jaden Smith.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a stand-alone Spider-Man game set in the same game world as Marvel’s Spider-Man. The game has a completely new story that revolves around Miles Morales. There is a special edition of PlayStation 5 that will also include a remaster of Marvel’s Spider-Man. The game will be released on PS5 and PS4 on November 19th.


News | Spider-Man: Miles Morales releases with remaster of the first game.

The PlayStation 5 game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales may come with a remaster of the first Marvel's Spider-Man.

This is rumored in the most recent issue of Game Informer magazine. Reddit user 77good123 posted a photo of the text in which it is stated.

“Miles Morales is not a traditional sequel,” the text reads in the magazine, “as it comes bundled with a remaster of Insomniac’s Spider-Man that takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware.”

Since the announcement of Miles Morales in the PlayStation 5 reveal video earlier this year, there has been confusion surrounding the game. In the meantime, developer Insomniac Games has announced that it is a stand-alone release that is comparable in length to the shorter Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. However, the PS5 game may therefore come with a remaster of the original. Sony and Insomniac have not yet confirmed this.

The game should be released on PlayStation 5 by the end of this year.


News | Sequel on Marvel's Spider-Man may come out in 2021

A sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man could come out in 2021, according to the presenter of the Kinda Funny Gamecast.

In addition to being the presenter of the Kinda Funny Gamecast, Imran Khan is the former senior editor of Game Informer. In the most recent episode he reports that he thinks the game will be released around Christmas 2021. “I know too much about this subject, so I can’t speculate too much. I think Spider-Man 2 is coming faster than we think.”

Khan thinks that the fact that Sony used the first Spider-Man to demonstrate the PlayStation 5 is also a sign on the wall. Earlier this year, Sony compared the PS4 and PS5 through that game. With this, the company demonstrated how fast games are loaded on the upcoming console.

Sony has not officially announced anything yet. The first Spider-Man appeared on PlayStation 4 last year and was developed by Insomniac Games. The developer is now part of Sony.