The plot thickens, as Spider-Man: Miles Morales developer Insomniac Games took to Twitter on June 12 to clarify that the title is indeed a standalone game, not an "expansion" as Sony confirmed earlier in the day.
This is backed up by a source speaking to Bloomberg (via Jason Schreier on Twitter), who states that it is "a brand-new, standalone game similar in scope to Uncharted Lost Legacy".
Speaking in a new interview with The Telegraph, Sony Interactive Entertainment EVP head of European Business Simon Rutter described the upcoming PS5 game as an "expansion and an enhancement to" Spider-Man PS4.
“There’s a substantial Miles Morales component, which is the expansion element," explained Rutter, adding that "also within the game as well there’s been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PlayStation 5 technology and features.”
“I think what is very interesting for everyone to see is how familiar games might be to some degree changed through the workings of PlayStation 5.”
This reduced scale would explain why Insomniac is able to target a Holiday 2020 window for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is expect to be a launch title for the PS5 when it releases later this year.
The studio also revealed it was working on a new Ratchet and Clank game for PS5, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, though a release date wasn't given for this second title, which is very much a standalone sequel in Insomniac's beloved platforming franchise.
For more, check out the biggest new games of 2020 on the way, or watch the video below for the first look at Spider-Man: Miles Morales.