There has been some criticism of Sony’s decision to continue developing cross-generation games, up until the release of even God of War Ragnarok last year. While the Japanese giant would argue that its approach has allowed more people to enjoy its tentpole titles – especially in the wake of PS5 stock shortages – early adopters believe the strategy has prevented first-party developers from wringing the full potential out of PlayStation’s new-gen hardware.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, of course, will be a full-blown PS5 exclusive – and it’s being developed by one of PS Studios’ very best teams in Insomniac Games. Speaking with Famitsu, via Google Translate, bigwig Jim Ryan said that the hotly anticipated sequel has been developed with “no compromises” for Sony’s current console. In other words, it’ll eke every inch of power out of the system, and it won’t need to worry about running on the decade-old PS4.
Ryan stopped short of sharing any specific new information about the sequel, but he did point out he’s hearing very positive feedback about it, and he described it as “beautiful”. It’s almost guaranteed we’ll get an extended glimpse of what the executive’s referring to during next week’s PS Showcase, where we fully expect the PS5 title to be one of the flagship games on display. Rumours are the superhero release will launch in September, and so we’d expect a date to be officially confirmed imminently.