Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Doubles the Map Size with Queens and Brooklyn: “Switch between Peter and Miles at Any Time Outside of Story Missions”

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will probably take longer to complete than the first game. In a new interview with Famitsu, Bryan Intihar, Creative Director at Insomniac Games, revealed that Queens and Brooklyn have been added to the PlayStation 5 sequel, resulting in a map that is roughly twice the size of the one that can be found in the original game, which limited Spider-Man largely to Manhattan. Intihar also clarified in a separate interview that players will be able to switch between Peter Parker and Miles Morales at any time outside of story missions, something that was teased in the gameplay video that Insomniac debuted during the PlayStation Showcase.

From a Famitsu interview (machine translation):

New locations appeared in the play video, but how many areas have been added in this work?

In this work, Queens and Brooklyn have been added, and roughly speaking, the map size is about twice that of previous works. These two areas are small residential areas, so I think you can feel the charm different from Manhattan. There are also unexpected situations that have never been seen before, such as battles using the river that runs through the city, so please look forward to it.

From a Eurogamer interview:

“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,” Spider-Man 2’s creative director Bryan Intihar told Eurogamer in an exclusive interview. “So, as you saw on that gameplay reveal, which is a segment of the main story, we are pre-determining those based on what we want to do for how the story plays out.”

“We have content designed around Peter, we have content designed around Miles and we have content where you can play either,” Intihar shared. “You’ll be able to – in the open world – freely switch between them with a simple button press.” This is thanks to the power of the PlayStation 5.

“Being able to switch in the open world so quickly between the two characters is really, really awesome,” Intihar smiled. “Just being able to pick and choose who I want to play as for a certain activity… it’s been so awesome to have that feature. [It’s] something we probably wouldn’t have explored previously.”

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