Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5

Of course, Insomniac Games is never going to say it's slacking off Marvel's Spider-Man 2 development and instead opting for rounds of Pool in the staff cafeteria, so a new quote out of narrative director Jon Paquette only means so much. However, should the first-party studio achieve its ambition of making the team's "best game ever", then PS5 owners are in the for a treat.

During a recent Insomniac Games livestream playing Marvel's Spider-Man, Paquette teased: "Boy, am I excited about [Marvel's] Spider-Man 2. You know, there's obviously not much I can say, but boy, are we really working hard to try and make sure this is the best game we've ever made, and we can't wait to share it with you all." The game is slated to be releasing for PS5 later this year.

Should Insomniac Games achieve this accolade critically, then it's looking at an overall Metacritic rating above 91, which its actually achieved twice with Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. More recent efforts like PS4 game Marvel's Spider-Man earned an 87 on Metacritic, while the Miles Morales follow-up scored an 84. PS3 classic Resistance 2 is another of Insomniac's highest-rated games.

With a large-scale PlayStation Showcase heavily rumoured for the end of this month, a new look at Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is likely just around the corner — perhaps also with a confirmed release date. Do you reckon Insomniac has its best game yet in Marvel's Spider-Man 2? Let us know in the comments below.