Spider-Man 2 Release Date Revealed
Marvel's Spider-Man developer Insomniac confirms we should get ready for Spider-Man 2's release in Fall 2023.
Fans of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man are going to have a busy 2023, as Insomniac confirms that their upcoming Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 5 next fall, bringing Spidey into the crosshairs of two fan-favorite villains. Insomniac has confirmed that the game will come out in the latter half of 2023, but there’s still no news regarding the teased Wolverine game, whose announcement coincided with that of Spider-Man 2.
According to Destructoid, both PlayStation and Insomniac have stated that the upcoming Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to release in the fall of 2023. This news came among all the other announcements Sony made regarding releases scheduled for next year, and while there’s still a chance for the game to be delayed, it’s nice to hear from the developer and know that the development process is going as planned. Unfortunately, though the game’s trailer clearly shows Peter Parker and Miles Morales sharing action, the developer has stated that gamers won’t be able to play as Morales.
This is too bad because the unearthed content from the previous game revealed that a multiplayer component with both Spider-Men as playable characters was planned at one point. However, why that never came to be is beyond every fan of the game, and the developer hasn’t shared any insights regarding the issue. Lastly, Miles Morales is a beloved Spider-Man, but Insomniac granted him his own game that was released on PC just recently and had one of the most comedic bugs we’ve seen.
The bug was subsequently removed, and Sony should consider re-implementing it as a togglable option.
As for the upcoming game, Spider-Man 2 is a sequel to the 2018’s open-world game that launched on PlayStation 4 but received its PlayStation 5 remaster to match the subsequently released Spider-Man: Miles Morales spin-off — both of which later arrived on the PC platform as Sony’s push to enter the PC gaming market and shake things up with Microsoft regarding market dominance and acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Though both games feature Parker and Morales as their respective protagonists, and both will star in the upcoming game, only Parker will be a playable character.
As for the antagonist, the Spider-Man 2 trailer introduced us to Kraven the Hunter — not the Jimmy Kimmel version — and Venom, who’s seemingly bonded with Harry Osborn instead of Eddie Brock, as seen in most iterations of the character. The has been some casting change behind the scenes, as the actor behind Osborn stated that the age difference between him and the character is too much to overcome for effective motion capture.
It’s safe to say that Spider-Man 2 has become one of the most anticipated gaming titles coming up, so getting an official confirmation that the development is going according to schedule is really encouraging for the game’s fandom. With that said, the entire Spider-Man franchise is undergoing an expansion, with both games and cinematic releases, as there’s been talk about the continuation of the narrative starring Tobey Maguire and another trilogy starring Tom Holland — though the latter might be on shaky grounds.