After some confusion over Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Insomniac Games clarified that it's an important and meaningful story arc whose scope is comparable to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Fans initially thought it was a brand new game so the news of it being an expansion felt a bit of a letdown, but Insomniac want to assure everyone that this is not a quick cash-grab nor is it only a PlayStation 5 tech demo, even if Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes full advantage of the underlying tech.
The idea to have a Miles Morales storyline within the current Peter Parker universe stretches a few years back. In other words, the new Spider-Man is a planned and meaningful continuation of the franchise, more than worthy of its predecessor.
"As we continued with the Marvel's Spider-Man universe, we knew that Miles's origin story as a Spider-Man was something that needed its own game. Miles's multicultural background reflects a more modern, diverse world and we wanted to give players a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel's New York City. This had to be a can't-miss next adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe", they wrote.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a year after the events of the first game. Miles' new home in Harlem acts as a backdrop for a bona fide war between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal.
Insomniac are building the next and hopefully equally as successful chapter, and to be fair - there's no reason not to believe them.
"You'll experience a full story arc with Miles, one that's more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an important, heartfelt, emotional and essential experience to expanding the Marvel's Spider-Man universe. And we hope it will be for you as well", they said.
You can find the full blog post on PlayStation blog .