Marvel's Spider-Man 2 open world is twice the size of the original game
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Spidey fans across the globe are probably delighting in the fact that Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is out today but if I can detract your hype away from that for just a few moments, you’ll be thrilled to discover that it’s been unveiled that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will feature a map twice the size of the one in the original game.
I didn’t think I could get any more excited for this game, but that’s just changed. We don’t yet have a release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 but we do know that it’s set to release in the autumn, which is approximately September to November for you southern hemisphere folk. At the recent PlayStation Showcase, we got an in-depth look at a segment of gameplay, although it’s since been confirmed that this isn’t the final version of the title and devs are still fine tuning a number of elements. It was also teased that the open-world map would extend beyond Manhattan - and now we know just how far it will go.
Take a look at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s gameplay below.
As reported by The Washington Post’s Gene Park, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s New York City will be twice as big as the original game’s. We’d already gathered from the gameplay reveal that we’d finally get to explore Brooklyn. Now, creative director Bryan Intihar and game director Ryan Smith have opened up about the new map which also includes Queens and several other unconfirmed boroughs.
“In terms of the size of the city, it’s double the size compared to Spider-Man 1,” Intihar said. “When you play in Queens, there’s much more of a neighbourhood feel, smaller buildings, which is why the web wings work so well traversing in that area, where you can swing low to the ground if you want to, or you can fly through.”
Now, this is me purely speculating, but if Marvel’s Spider-Man has an average main story completion time of 17 hours and the sequel has a map that’s twice as large, it stands to reason that the game could boast upwards of a 30 hour average playtime, but do take that with a grain of salt until we know for sure. Either way, I think we’re all counting down to the release of this one.