The highly anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has taken a major step toward release, at least according to Peter Parker himself. 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man wowed PS4 owners with its fiery web-swinging gameplay and emotional writing that brilliantly captured the central themes of Marvel’s most famous hero. Developer Insomniac Games will continue its superhero saga in 2020 with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a PlayStation 5 launch game that puts the spotlight on the titular young hero as he strives to become New York City’s protectorate By.
In September 2021, Insomniac revealed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 would be coming to PS5 sometime in 2023. Not much is known yet about the gameplay or plot of the upcoming sequel, other than that both Peter and Miles are playable this time around, and that they’ll be facing off after the Symbiote was teased in the first two Marvel’s Spider-Man entries. Start your fight against the dreaded venom. Fans have been on for months until Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is finally released, and a particularly wall-crawling segment of the game’s cast hints that development is going well.
Actor Yuri Lowenthal, who played Peter Parker in the Marvel’s Spider-Man games (and most recently, Marvel’s Midnight Sun), recently hosted an AMA session on r/Skybound eariler. While most of the session focused on his role as Huckleberry the Cat in the upcoming Homestead Arcana, a fan asked him if he had done motion capture work for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. He quickly responded with “yes, it’s all done,” prompting another user to ask if that meant the rest of the cast was done too.
While an exact release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has yet to be confirmed, Insomniac did announce that it should be out sometime in the fall. Venom voice actor Tony Todd briefly added fuel to the discussion last month when he claimed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 would be released in September, before walking back the statement the next day. Meanwhile, marketing for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has begun. Earlier this year, a real connected car was spotted in Malaysia as part of Sony’s “PlayStation Live” ad campaign, and Tony Todd hinted that a big push for the game would begin in August.
Motion capture is an essential part of any modern AAA video game, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is no exception. It’s unclear if Yuri Lowenthal’s recent statement means only he’s done, or if all of the game’s motion capture is done, but it strongly suggests that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one step closer to releasing on PlayStation 5 later in the year.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for a PS5 release in fall 2023.