In a recent spoiler-filed Gizmodo interview Insomniac narrative director Ben Arfmann was asked about who the main Spider-Man will be from now on, and Arfmann confirmed that the next main Spider-Man for the developer’s upcoming Spider-Man games will be Miles, and that the team “knew that [they] wanted to have that moment of handing the reins over” with Spider-Man 2. It’s worth noting the most recent title had players control both Peter and Miles as playable characters and take on missions together. However, with this confirmation it seems Peter will take a step back and leave Miles to take the helm. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launched for PlayStation 5 on October 20. The game notably sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release.
A relevant snippet of the interview:
“To me, it shows a great deal of evolution from Miles; at the beginning of the game, we see him struggling to figure out what he wants to do with his life. By the end, we had Miles carrying the burden of saving the city, and also carrying Pete when Pete wasn’t strong enough to carry himself at various points.
That’s what’s been so cool about writing a story about two Spider-Men: they’re both strong, and one of them can be strong when the other is not. By the end, Miles is more confident and he’s like, ‘Yeah, I got this. How much worse can things get after what we just went through?
I think pretty early on, we knew that we wanted to have that moment of handing the reins over,” Arfmann said. “And as we developed it, as we started to lay down more track leading up to that moment, it just felt more and more right.”
The game’s details via the publisher:
Spider-Men Peter Parker and Miles Morales face the ultimate test of strength inside and outside the mask as they fight to save the city, each other, and the ones they love, from the monstrous Venom and the dangerous new symbiote threat.
Explore an expansive Marvel’s New York with faster web-swinging and the all-new Web Wings, quickly switching between Peter and Miles to experience different stories, epic new abilities and high-tech gear.
Wield Peter’s symbiote abilities and Miles’ explosive bio-electric powers in battle against new and iconic Marvel Super Villains—including an original take on a symbiote-infused Venom, the ruthless Kraven the Hunter, the volatile Lizard, and more from the Marvel Rogues’ Gallery.
Feel the true power of Spider-Man in your hands!
Haptic Feedback – Experience the full force of Peter’s and Miles’ new abilities at your fingertips with responsive vibrations.
Adaptive Triggers – Master acrobatic moves, execute thrilling combos, and discover the breathtaking excitement of web-swinging traversal.
Live the Super-Hero life!
Tempest 3D AudioTech – Pinpoint the sounds of webs, bio-electric powers, bustling traffic, responsive New Yorkers, and dangerous enemy attacks.
Stunning Visuals – Explore beautifully vibrant new environments and locations, including Brooklyn and Queens, Coney Island, and more.