It’s been quite the day for gaming news. We got the official title for Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad game. WB Games Montreal will finally reveal the latest game next week and just recently we also got an update on PlayStations’ upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales game. It is quite the time to be a comic book fan and a gamer. In addition to the Avengers game, 2020 will be filled to the brim with major releases and news for these major franchises.
Entertainment Weekly got an insight into what we can expect from the upcoming spin-off. the story will pick up one year after the events of the previous games in Harlem. It is the epicenter for a war between an energy corporation and an unnamed criminal organization armed with advanced weaponry. The game was described as a short spin-off similar to Uncharted’s Lost Legacy spin-off. Insomniac’s creative director, Brian Horton, did point out this will still be a full-fledged game.
“This is a full arc for Miles Morales that started in Spider-Man. We are completing this hero’s coming of age in our game. It is a complete story.”
They even offered insight into how Miles will be different from Peter. they went out of his way to ensure that his movement and animations will make him a unique character. They also will include his bioshock and invisibility powers to add more depth to the gameplay. They compare him to Peter by stating that his origin lies more of his family rather than tragedy.
Marvel Games Vice President Bill Rosemann also confirmed that this franchise is separate from the upcoming Avengers game. The main reason is that he wants to keep the artistic freedom between different developers. There are certain aspects of game development that would just hinder the development of these games. Sometimes, they can take multiple years, and trying to keep some kind of consistency in a singular universe would just constantly drag out productions. Still, that doesn’t mean they could explore a Secret Wars-type storyline at one point to have these different universes interconnect. Whatever they have planned, this is quite an exciting time to play games.
Source: Entertainment Weekly