Sony Says It Wasn't Trying To Be "Misleading" With PS5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Reveal

PlayStation's top executive responds to the confusion surrounding the PlayStation 5 exclusive's reveal.


PlayStation's top boss has said that the company was not trying to be "misleading" with how it announced Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The game's announcement trailer during the recent PS5 showcase positioned the game as an all-new Spider-Man title starring Miles Morales, but a PlayStation executive later referred to it as a "expansion" to the PS4 Spider-Man game. Developer Insomniac Games subsequently stated that Spider-Man: Miles Morales would be a standalone game.

It was an unquestionably confusing series of events, and neither Sony nor Insomniac have fully detailed what kind of game Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be. But for Jim Ryan, he is stressing that the game is something PlayStation fans should feel excited about.

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"I can safely say that we would not effectively lead the next-gen portion of the show with something that was either trivial or misleading," Ryan told GameSpot sister site CNET.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that some of the locations in the Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer appear to be from the PS4 Spider-Man game.

Bloomberg reported that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not an expansion or a remaster of the PS4 game but it is also not a full-on sequel. Instead, it's described by the site as a "brand-new, standalone game similar in scope to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy."

Sony's EVP head of European Business, Simon Rutter, likened it to an expansion that uses an upgraded version of the original.

"There's a substantial Miles Morales component--which is the expansion element--but also within the game as well there's been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PlayStation 5 technology and features," Rutter explained.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales, whatever kind of game it ends up truly being, will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5 this year.

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