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Into the Spider-Verse's Phil Lord got to see Spider-Man: Miles Morales last year, says it's "special"

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Into the Spider-Verse's co-writer and producer Phil Lord has seen the upcoming PS5 game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and says "it's special." 

Set for release at the same time as the PS5 (opens in new tab), currently slated to launch this Holiday 2020, it's interesting to see that some of the team behind the hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (opens in new tab) movie got the chance to see the game, and could indicate that there's some crossover - potentially in the vein of additional content like the special free bonus suits from the Spider-Man movies (opens in new tab) that got added to the Spider-Man PS4 game. While this is just speculation, it's certainly an exciting idea.

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It could also have been to ensure there wasn't too much overlap between the stories. We know that work has begun (opens in new tab) on a sequel to Into the Spider-Verse, which was first revealed (opens in new tab) in November last year. Originally set for release on April 8, 2022, the movie has since been slightly delayed (opens in new tab) to October 7, 2022. 

Miles Morales was first revealed during Sony's recent Future of Gaming (opens in new tab) showcase, where the PS5 hardware was unveiled for the very first time and we got to see a generous helping of PS5 games. Initially, there was some confusion as to whether Miles Morales was an expansion of the Spider-Man PS4 game that came out back in 2018, but Insomniac later clarified (opens in new tab) that it's a new standalone game of a size and scope comparable to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (opens in new tab)

Alongside Miles Morales, Insomniac also announced another sequel in the works in the shape of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (opens in new tab), which will also be coming to PS5 at some stage. 

Looking ahead to the next-gen lineup? Here are all of the upcoming PS5 games (opens in new tab) so far. 

Heather Wald
Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.