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Insomniac Reveals How Spider-Man 2 Handles Character Switching

With the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 fast approaching, one of the most exciting things about this sequel is that it will feature a story focused on both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. As if that wasn’t surprising enough, Insomniac has confirmed that players will be able to switch between his two Spider-Men at will, within the open world, at specific times during the story.

talk to euro gamer Following Spider-Man 2’s 10-minute gameplay demo at the latest PlayStation Showcase, Spider-Man 2 creative director Bryan Intihar explained how the game handles switching between characters, and many of them We’ve covered how it’s possible thanks to the power of the PS5.

“When we’re playing the main story, we control when to switch between Pete and Miles… when we do the switch, it’s certainly done to serve the story,” said Intihar. said. “So, as we saw in revealing the gameplay that is part of the main story, we pre-determine them based on what we want to do with how the story unfolds.

“There’s content designed around Peter, there’s content designed around Miles, and there’s content that you can play either way. In the open world, you can switch between them at will with the push of a button.

“It’s really, really cool to be able to quickly switch between two characters in an open world. Just being able to choose who you want to play for a given activity…it’s pretty cool to have that feature. . [It’s] It’s probably never been explored before. ”

Next, Spider-Man 2 game director Ryan Smith said the fact that not only does Miles and Peter both have dedicated skill trees, but there are also skill trees shared between the two superheroes. I touched

“We want to make sure that when you switch between heroes, you feel a sense of kinship. They’re both Spider-Man, they know how to play the game, but they don’t have the flexibility to customize to upgrade each hero. there is them and them [skill trees]said Smith.

“In the gameplay, it was revealed that Miles has the powers of an evolved Venom, while Peter has the symbiote abilities. , you can also upgrade them in their respective trees.”

Spider-Man 2 is set to release on PS5 worldwide this fall. For more details, see how the team set out to create the ‘borderline brutal’ Venom suit, nine new details about him from the PlayStation Showcase trailer, and the sequel’s map doubles his original. Check out his chat with Insomniac on how to become one.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Adam Bankhurst and further Twitching.

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