Insomniac Games is working away on a game called Spider-Man 2, which will serve as the PS5 sequel to 2018's Spider-Man PS4 game and the Miles Morales spinoff that followed in 2020.
This time, both Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be facing off against Venom, and it's also been strongly implied that Kraven the Hunter will be involved on the villainous side of things as well.
Similarly to Insomniac's Wolverine game, it sounds like the Spider-Man 2 PS5 game is in a very early stage of development, so its release date could be some way off. Keep on reading to learn more, though!
Spider-Man 2 game PS5 release date
The Spider-Man 2 PS5 game release date will take place in 2023, but Insomniac Games and Sony are yet to offer a more precise estimate.
If we had to start a rumour right here, we would predict that the Spider-Man 2 game will release in the fourth quarter of that year, somewhere in the window from September to December 2023.
That autumn/winter window is always a popular time for video game releases, so we're pretty confident in that guess. When a date gets confirmed, though, we'll update this page to let you know.
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Can you pre-order the Spider-Man 2 PS5 game?
With the game still some way off, it should come as no surprise to learn that you cannot pre-order Insomniac's Spider-Man 2 PS5 game quite yet.
Games do get listed earlier and earlier these days, though, so we imagine the main sites will have it available in the coming weeks or months - and we'll be sure to update this page when those first pre-order pages start to appear.
What consoles will Spider-Man 2 release on?
The Spider-Man 2 game from Insomniac is due to launch exclusively on PS5 - there is no PS4 release for this one, which may come as something of a surprise after the Miles Morales game spanned both generations. If that situation changes at all, we'll be sure to update this page and let you know.
Spider-Man 2 PS5 game plot
Information is thin on the ground so far, but we do know that Venom (voiced by the Candyman himself, Tony Todd), will be featuring in the game which leads us to believe that he will be the primary villain for this second story in the mainline franchise - let's just hope that Green Goblin and Sandman aren't in the mix, too, and here's hoping that Peter Parker doesn't do any random dancing in the street.
Both Peter and Miles Morales look set to be present in the game, suited up in their Spidey outfits, which makes sense - both of them are set up enough in the universe now, so sharing the spotlight is logical - but that is all we know at the time of writing. But still, even that small morsel of information is enough to get us hyped for it.
We also have a good idea of at least one other familiar face that will be showing up and we got that from a voice - a voice in the trailer that sounded very much like it could belong to Kraven the Hunter, a Russian big game hunter from the comics who often preys on Spidey. You might remember him from Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions if you're a recurring player of Spidey games.
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What is the Spider-Man 2 PS5 gameplay like?
Nothing has been said on this yet but don't expect too much of a change-up from the last game and the Miles expansion. So we will have our open-world setting back, complete with all the side missions and interesting people to meet and interact with. We'd also expect a wealth of collectables to find as you make your way around.
The last game had enemy hideouts that you could take on and research tasks to complete on the side, and we expect similar things to be in this one too. That being said, we would hope to see some new types of gameplay when the game rolls around in 2023. We look forward to find out what they are.
Will the Spider-Man 2 PS5 game have co-op?
One thing we know for sure is that the Spider-Man PS5 game will not include co-op gameplay, with Sony's official PlayStation Blog stating that this new game will "continue the journey of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales in their most epic single-player adventure yet."
The use of the term 'single-player' there seems to rule out any chance of you playing as Pete while a multiplayer mate controls Miles. Both previous games in this franchise were solo affairs, though, so this isn't a massive surprise.
Spider-Man 2 PS5 game trailer
There is indeed a Spider-Man 2 trailer and this is the one that came as a thrilling surprise to all of us at the PlayStation Showcase event in September 2021. There may not be a huge amount in the trailer, but it is enough to make us wish away 2022 so we can get to play it. Check out the trailer for yourself below.