Insomniac popped up during the PlayStation State of Play stream to show off more of Spider-Man 2, and the open world gameplay in particular. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is out on 20th October 2023, exclusively for PlayStation 5.
There’s some interesting new touches for the open world gameplay in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. With both Peter Parker and Miles Morales now playable characters, you’re able to switch between the two pretty much at will and almost instantly, the game fading to black and then fading back in with the other character.
That will come into play when picking up certain incidental missions in the world, with community missions that might be able to take on with either of the heroes, or to ask for a specific Spider-Man.
Don’t be expecting to look for mission markers on your map, though. There’s more dynamic ways that missions and side content will appear in the world. You might see some of Kraven’s drones fly past you, symbols being beamed into the sky by another villain and more, each drawing you to a particular activity. At the same time, when you do have missions to choose between, you’ll be kept within the world using a new AR view that overlays waypoints and markers on the world.
The general traversal is enhanced with new web wings which, alongside the traditional web-swinging will really open up more low-rise areas like Queens and Coney Island for fast and fluid exploration.
Insomniac also confirmed that there will be 65 suits to find and earn in the game, and with a customisation feature, there will be 200 ways to dress up your heroes.