Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 patch will bring new PS5 features after a delay

The big December 2023 Marvel's Spider-Man 2 patch has received a 2024 delay, but will come with more PS5 features than previously expected.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 patch will bring new PS5 features after a delay
Lee Brady

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Original touted to bring much-requested features like New Game+ and audio descriptions in December 2023, the first big Marvel's Spider-Man 2's patch has received a 2024 delay due to the need for more testing. Looks like our hopes for new Marvel's Spider-Man 2 trophies will have to wait until the New Year. That said, Insomniac Games will be cramming plenty of new features into the patch in an effort to improve one of the best PS5 games around, so it's probably worth the wait.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 New Game+ patch delayed until 2024

News of the Marvel's Spider-Man 2 patch delay comes directly from Insomniac Games' X account. Originally aiming at a December 2023 launch, the New Game+ patch has since been delayed to "Early 2024" due to the need for "more testing."
The update reads: "We have been working vigilantly on these features and require more testing to ensure the quality is up to our standards. We are now targeting Early 2024 for the next game update, and we'll have a feature-complete list closer to its release."

The delay seems fair enough — after all, as I detail in my Marvel's Spider-Man 2 review, I happen to think the game is in pretty fine shape as it is. All this post-launch content is just icing on an immaculately well-made cake. Frankly, I'm just relieved I didn't have to play through the title on New Game+ just to unlock the platinum. Yes, I'm looking at you, Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales.

Marvel's Spider-Man PS5via X.

That said, I think the new PS5 features mentioned by Insomniac Games in the blog post certainly warrant some attention. The update continues: "We've heard your feedback and will be adding some highly requested features, including the ability to change the time of day, swap tendril colors, and replay missions — just to name a few!"

These hotly requested features all sound like brilliant additions to Marvel's Spider-Man 2; particularly the option to replay missions. Some of the most spectacular moments in the game happen in story moments that require you to replay the entire game over again (or have a handy save file ready) just to revisit. Getting to jump back in and relive some of the game's exceptional boss fights — I'm thinking Martin Li and Kraven, in particular — would be an absolute blast.
As a connoisseur of Marvel's Spider-Man 2's photo mode, I'm also all the way in on getting to change the time of day in the game's overworld. The game has an incredible tool in photo mode that allows you to manipulate the "natural light" of the game's environment. Unfortunately, if you've beat the game, you're stuck manipulating bright white daylight, so getting to mess around with the setting sun or some moonlight would be an excellent expansion for this.

Plus, it is a little weird that you can dress Peter Parker up in any ridiculous Spider-Man costume you can think of but you can't change the color of his Venom tendrils. This is far from what I would call a necessary change to the play experience, but it's the kind of quality of life improvement that ensures people keep messing around in Marvel's Spider-Man 2's world for years to come.

Spider-Man 2 reviewPermanent white tendrils just seems odd.

So, it seems we have plenty more Marvel's Spider-Man 2 content to look forward to in 2024 — great news for fans of one of the best action adventure games PS5 has to offer. Will you be revisiting the game's New Game+ mode when it releases next year? Let us know down in the comments below.
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Shadow x Sonic Generations), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium games), and his secret third eye on junk he really likes (Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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