At E3 2017 Sony and Insomniac Games presented a new Spider-Man gameplay trailer which featured a glimpse of Miles Morales. Insomniac has now revealed that Miles’ cameo has major significant in the game, with fans hoping that he will be a playable character.
Spider-Man PS4 Miles Morales Will Be a Playable Character?
At the end of the Spider-Man gameplay trailer, embedded above, Miles Morales can be seen marvelling at Spidey’s city-saving talents. The PS4 game features Peter Parker’s Spider-Man, but Miles Morales has also taken on the role in the Ultimate Marvel universe, leading some to question the significance of his cameo.
In an interview with VG247, Insomniac community director James Stevenson explains that “That scene – it was a lot of fun that we did a post-credit scene, it was very Marvel.” When asked what it means that Miles and Peter sharing a universe, Stevenson said that it “means a lot,” seeming to suggest that it could have significant implications for the game’s story.
In other interviews at E3, Insomniac Games has spoken about making the world of Spider-Man PS4 its “own,” saying that although it does feature some returning characters (such as Mister Negative and Captain Watanabe), this is an original story. The originality means that Insomniac could have license to shake things up and present its own take on the game’s canon.
But unfortunately, these latest comments don’t make it any clearer whether Miles Morales will be playable in the game. Playable Miles Morales content (that’s free too) would certainly go down well with Spider-Man fans, especially non-white fans who have been eager to see the character in movie or game projects since he was first introduced in 2011.
The significance of having a playable Afro-Latinx hero, designed to be a role model to fans of colour, can’t be understated either. There’s still a while to go until the game’s release and so Insomniac has plenty of time to clarify its plans for Miles Morales and its Spider-Man game in general.
Spider-Man will release in 2018 on PS4.
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