Nobody Has a Fucking Clue What Kind of Game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” Is

Yesterday, Sony kicked off their presser with an Amazing (Spectacular! Ultimate! Superior! …You get the drift) trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It ruled, and everyone was excited.

Many, including myself, thought this game was a straight-up sequel to the instant-classic PS4 open-world exclusive, but shortly after the presser, an absolute cluster fuck* of confusion hit the internet about what the nature of this new title actually was.

For those keeping score at home, in those four tweets, we have “it’s an expansion”, “it’s a standalone game”, “it’s an expansion within a remaster”, and “it’s not an expansion or a remaster, it’s a standalone game”. Anybody else’s brain feel like it’s in a pretzel right now?

It seems like the final verdict is that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is, indeed, a standalone title – albeit at a smaller scale. This doesn’t sound super different from titles like GTA Lost and Damned, Uncharted Lost Legacy, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, and others.

My biggest issue here is that Sony led off with this blockbuster teaser to a much anticipated sequel, only to tell us not only is it NOT a sequel, but that it runs off the same engine as the PS4 game and is basically an upscaled, smaller-scope spinoff.

Sony chose to lead off a presser literally titled “THE FUTURE OF GAMING”, with a confusing, deceptive look at a game they’ve now spent the last 12 hours explaining. If this is what the “future” holds, I’m not impressed.

*Editor’s Note: Auto-correct tells me “cluster fuck” is two words, but I’ve always written it as one. Can we get a ruling on this from the Webster’s Dictionary guys?

Papa Dom

Co-Founder at Wicked Good Gaming
Dom Mahoney is Wicked Good Gaming's resident graphic designer, degenerate journalist, and co-host/super producer of Not Another Gaming Podcast. When not talking about games on the internet, you can find him yelling about New England sports, exploring breweries, and perfecting his chicken wing recipes.

Papa Dom

Dom Mahoney is Wicked Good Gaming's resident graphic designer, degenerate journalist, and co-host/super producer of Not Another Gaming Podcast. When not talking about games on the internet, you can find him yelling about New England sports, exploring breweries, and perfecting his chicken wing recipes.

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