Marvel's Spider-Man 2 trailer was run in real-time on a PS5, and is "massive"

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Insomniac has revealed more details about Marvel's Spider-Man 2 trailer that we saw at the PlayStation Showcase. We now know that it ran in real-time on a PS5, and that the game is set to be "massive."


The first tidbit comes from Insomniac's lead VFX artist, Bryanna Linsey, who seemed to confirm that a Miles Morales CGI and Spider-Man 2 real-time trailer comparison was correct in its observation. This, in essence, means that what we saw of Spider-Man 2 was running on a PS5, probably in a highly controlled vertical slice of the game. The effects were running as they rendered, and were not added in artificially. That gives you a more genuine impression of what the game will play like, unlike in the Miles trailer that aims to give you a cool story overview.

In addition, the voice actor for Venom, Tony Todd, added a few extra words to the new game, giving us an idea of its scope and release date.


The voice-actor says that it will be "massive," indicating a grander scope than the first game. Though, without any context, it is unclear if he is talking about the game world, the density of the experience, so on, and so forth. However, its massiveness is apparently the reason for the 2023 release date, making it a cool five years between mainline entries.

What do you think of the news? Excited to have a game looking like this on a PS5? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
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