Insomniac's Spider-Man Will Be Set in an Entirely New Universe, Miles Morales 'More Than a Cameo'

Insomniac's Spider-Man Will Be Set in an Entirely New Universe, Miles Morales 'More Than a Cameo'

Dom Peppiatt

In a behind-closed-doors hands-off preview of PS4's Spiderman, Insomniac community director James Stevenson confirmed to PlayStation Trophies that the game will be set in an entirely new Spider-Man universe (read: not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and will focus on Peter Parker as much as it will on Spider-Man.

This Spider-Man will be telling the story of a 23-year old Peter Parker that is interning in a laboratory and about to graduate college, who has been Spidey for eight years and is settling into his role as protector of New York City.

We also got to see a few interesting tidbits about this world - Norman Osborn is running for mayor of New York City, Martin Li runs the shelters that Aunt May works in and - according to Stevenson - that Miles Morales teaser at the end of the trailer was no accident.

"[Miles] will have a far bigger part than just a cameo," Stevenson said during the demo. He also stated that Kingpin and Mr. Negative will not be the only two villains you'll see during the course of the game.

Spider-Man will be thwipping onto PlayStation 4 in 2018, and you can watch the web-spinning gameplay trailer below:

  • I have to say this could be just as good or maybe better than the Arkham series. Hopefully they can deliver the last few with the exception of maybe 2-3 spider-games weren't that great.
  • It already looks great, just pack it with content and it will be one of the best games of next year. Seriously can't wait for this one either!!!
  • I have to say, I wasn't too high on this game, but the trailer looks awesome and has me excited for this now.
  • I hope they add a proper stealth mode feature... like if you're very careful and plan everything right, you can actually take them all down without alerting anyone.... the last games were kinda FAKE when it comes to stealth as some enemies are programmed to SEE YOU no matter how careful you are...
  • @#4 i agree like in the osborn tower mission, i was super careful to not get seen, yet the last guy always sees me, even when im up on a pipe like how.. I can't wait to see what insomniac does with this game.
  • Prediction: They go the Red Dead Redemption route... Peter dies in the end game and then you have open world exploration after it as Miles.
  • I'm so hype for this. We haven't had a great Spidey game since Web of Shadows, which is still the best Spidey game, in my opinion. Beenox did alright, but most titles were mediocre. Glad to see this one shaping up to be as awesome as, or possibly better than, WoS.
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