In Marvel's Spider-Man 2, we'll be playing as both Peter Parker and Miles Morales throughout the adventure. The two superheroes have a lot in common but, as we saw in the recent gameplay demonstration, they also have unique powers and abilities. The demo showed off how fast it'll be to switch between characters, and while that was a scripted event in a story mission, the open world will let us chop and change as we see fit.
Speaking with Eurogamer, creative director Bryan Intihar elaborates on how character swapping works in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. "When you're playing the main story, we control when you switch between Pete and Miles... it's done in service to the story when we're making those switches, for sure," he says. "You'll be able to - in the open world - freely switch between them with a simple button press."
So, when you're in the middle of a main mission, there will be set moments when control moves between Peter and Miles, but if you're just free-roaming around the city, you can swap Spideys whenever you want. And it sounds like there will be reasons to do so: "We have content designed around Peter, we have content designed around Miles and we have content where you can play either," Intihar says, adding that the game also features unique and shared skill trees for the two protagonists.
He adds that the fast character swapping in the open world is "really, really awesome", and something they "wouldn't have explored previously". This probably boils down to the fact this is the first Spider-Man title that's exclusive to PS5, with no PS4 version limiting the scope.
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