Sony confirmed that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a standalone game, following confusion from fans after the title was announced Thursday at the company's PlayStation 5 game announcement event.
"Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in Marvel's Spider-Man universe," Sony said in a statement. "We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date."
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The game will launch alongside Sony's PS5 when it lands on store shelves this fall. The new device, a followup to 2013's PlayStation 4, promises more visuals and faster gameplay. It will also launch around the same time as Microsoft's new Xbox Series X, itself a followup to 2013's Xbox One. Both companies say these new consoles represent a new generation for video games, highlighted by ever more intricate worlds for players to explore and deeper stories for fans.
Sony's so far announced more than two dozen titles for is PS5, including Spider-Man, which is a followup to its 2018's action adventure Marvel's Spider-Man from 2018. The company also announced a sequel to its popular futuristic role playing game Horizon: Zero Dawn from 2017. Both games were critically acclaimed.
But following the announcement of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales at the beginning of Sony's presentation Thursday, some fans expressed concern the title wouldn't be a full-fledged new game. Instead, they worried it would amount to an extra story tacked on for potentially extra cost to the original Marvel's Spider-Man game released two years ago.
While some Sony executives were unclear about the game's status in interviews following the event, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan told CNET in an interview that the game would be a worthy followup.
"I can safely say that that was that we would not effectively lead the next-gen portion of the show with something that was either trivial or misleading," Ryan said.
Sony's Insomniac Games division, which makes the Spider-Man games, also put out a statement confirming the title was "a standalone game."
Sony said it'll announce more about the game as it gets closer to launch this holiday.
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