All the main characters in Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man 2 are put through the wringer throughout the story, but none more-so than Peter Parker. In this PS5 exclusive, he doesn’t just have to deal with some of his toughest enemies to date – and almost die – but, he also almost loses himself, his best friend, and his girlfriend to symbiotes. So, it’s safe to say that he’s earned a break after the events of the game – and it looks like he’s going to get one. Although, this isn’t going to be the last time you see him.
While PS5 players wait for more information on the upcoming Spider-Man 2 new game plus mode, Insomniac Games’ senior creative director Bryan Intihar is subtly commenting on fan reactions to the recent confirmation from the Spider-Man 2 writers that Miles Morales is stepping up to become the Insomniac Games universe’s main Spider-Man moving forward. We know this is one of the best PS5 games of all time and an experience worth savoring, but those of you who have reached the end of Spider-Man 2 will know by now that Peter Parker is semi-retiring from being Spider-Man – at least for the foreseeable future.
It’s important to note that Peter doesn’t say he’s never going to swing through the streets of New York City again, he just wants to take some time to focus his efforts on starting-up the Emily-May Foundation – and, of course, spend some more time with Mary Jane Watson. With everything he’s been through, and the fact that he’s canonically been Spider-Man for around ten years at this point, we think it’s natural to want to take a step back for a while – especially with Miles Morales happy to continue fighting the good fight in his stead. So, you don’t need to worry about New York.
But, what does this actually mean for the future of Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man series and the Peter Parker within that? Well, we don’t know for certain at the moment, and that’s how Insomniac Games likes it. However, if you’re complaining that you’re never going to see Peter Parker as Spider-Man again, you should probably stop.
As you can see for yourself down below, Intihar is reposting a GIF from Insomniac Games’ director, community, and marketing lead James Stevenson about ‘jumping to conclusions – something which we think is a rather subtle way of telling fans to stop worrying that they’ll never see this iteration of Peter Parker as Spider-Man again. The timing of this is very suspicious, to say the least and doesn’t seem in-keeping with the playful tone of Intihar’s responses to DLC discussions. So, that’s why we think it’s in response to the fan outcry that Miles Morales (who is just as much Spider-Man as Peter Parker) will be Spider-Man in a future Spider-Man game.
We don’t, though, actually know if we will see this iteration of Peter Parker as Spider-Man again in the future – not for certain, anyway. However, the Spider-Man 2 mid-credits scene teases the return of a truly iconic villain from Insomniac Games’ first Spider-Man game – a villain with a lot of ties to Peter Parker. So, while we’re sure Miles could handle it, we think it’s safe to assume that we’ll see Peter don his Spider-Man suit at least one more time. For better, or worse.
You can check that scene out below, but it’s a big spoiler; and, we’re sorry about the thumbnail being a spoiler in itself, too.
When that will be, though, is anyone’s guess right now. With any luck, we still have quite a lot to look forward to when it comes to Spider-Man 2 – what with it being one of the best open-world games out there at the moment.
While this Spider-Man 2 dev possibly debunks the potential of new Daredevil DLC, these new easter eggs name two potential upcoming Spider-Man 2 DLC villains – which can’t be a coincidence. Not only this, but it looks like the Fantastic Four appear to exist in Spider-Man 2. If we’re really lucky and Insomniac Games explores that, we can’t imagine Peter Parker would want to miss out on meeting them – they go way back in Marvel Comics, anyway.