Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the sequel to 2018’s PS4-exclusive Spider-Man, is officially heading to the PS5, Sony announced today at its PlayStation 5 gameplay event. A teaser trailer showed off a first look at the upcoming sequel.
Miles Morales appeared in developer Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man as a playable character, but it wasn’t until the end of the game when the character — best known for donning the mantle of Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate universe comics and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film — was bit by a radioactive spider, setting up the newly announced sequel.
While Sony’s announcement didn’t show off too much of the gameplay for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the teaser trailer does show off new abilities, like Miles’ electric venom blasts, along with new features, like changing weather and daylight cycles, that didn’t appear in the original game.
The original Spider-Man on PS4 has been used by Sony in repeated demos to showcase the improvements in load times and level design that are possible with the new, faster SSD on the PlayStation 5. So it’ll be extremely interesting to see what’s possible with a game that was designed from the ground up with those sort of speeds in mind.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales will launch on the PlayStation 5 holiday 2020.