While Sony has been placing just a few PlayStation exclusives to mattress (no less than quickly), it’s additionally used the PS4 era to begin up a complete new slew of PlayStation IPs, and within the case of God of War, resurrecting just a few previous ones. Sony isn’t about to let Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, or Marvel’s Spider-Man to be one-off successes. There are loads of hints that Horizon 2, God of War 2, and Spider-Man 2 are within the works, and if a remark from former Game Informer author Imran Khan is correct, we’ll be seeing the Insomniac’s web-slinging sequel “sooner than we think.”
Khan, now with Kinda Funny, made the touch upon a current Kinda Funny Gamecast. Near the top (across the 1:40:00 mark), the hosts are discussing attainable launch dates for future PlayStation exclusives. “Spider-Man 2. Probably not coming at launch. I feel it’s a Christmas 2021 title,” Khan says, to which co-host Fran Mirabella says that he doesn’t assume it is going to be that quickly.
“With as laborious as Sony has been displaying off [the unique Marvel’s Spider-Man] on PS5—it being like, ‘this is how we’re going to show how totally different this recreation is,’—I feel a Spider-Man 2…” Here Khan trailed off for a second. “I do know an excessive amount of about this, so I can’t speculate an excessive amount of. I feel Spider-Man 2 will come ahead of we predict.”
Normally we wouldn’t given speculative feedback like this any consideration, however given Khan’s earlier place at Game Informer, it’s doubtless that he holds privileged details about upcoming releases, a few of which haven’t even been introduced but. For a title as large as Marvels’s Spider-Man 2, it’s no shock that talks would already be occurring about unique reveals, cowl tales, and studio visits for Game Informer tales (if that’s certainly the place Khan’s info comes from).
Sony has additionally been utilizing Spider-Man to show the advantages of the PS5’s know-how thus far. It’s straightforward to speculate that Sony would need to comply with that up as shortly as attainable with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on PS5 throughout the console’s first 12 months. Insomniac’s Spider-Man launched on September 7, 2018. A vacation 2021 launch date for the sequel could be a full three years of growth if Insomniac started work on the undertaking instantly after ending the primary. Three years isn’t too far off from different PlayStation-exclusive sequels (barring The Last of Us Part II). Sony additionally not too long ago acquired Insomniac as a first-party studio, which is able to enable the developer to focus efforts on this recreation and make the most of the complete may of Sony to make certain it will get completed up shortly. Sony will need to guarantee that an important slate of titles fill the PS5’s first 12 months if they need to transition folks to the brand new era extra shortly than ever earlier than.