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Insomniac Games explains character switching in Spider-Man 2

One of the most exciting aspects of the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the fact that players will be able to switch between Peter Parker and Miles Morales with the press of a button. Demonstrated during the PlayStation Showcase, Insomniac Games have now clarified exactly how the feature will function.

In an interview conducted by Eurogamer, Spider-Man 2’s Creative Director Bryan Intihar explained exactly how the mechanic will work, saying “When you're playing the main story, we control when you switch between Pete and Miles… it's done in service to the story when we're making those switches, for sure. So, as you saw on that gameplay reveal, which is a segment of the main story, we are pre-determining those based on what we want to do for how the story plays out.”

That said, it seems as though the title will offer character switching in the open world (similar to that of GTA V), with Intihar continuing: “We have content designed around Peter, we have content designed around Miles and we have content where you can play either. You'll be able to – in the open world – freely switch between them with a simple button press. Being able to switch in the open world so quickly between the two characters is really, really awesome.”

During the gameplay sequence showcased, the switch between Peter and Miles was pretty much instant thanks to the PS5’s added speed and power. It will be interesting to see how the swapping looks and feels when in the open-world – and whether you will be able to run into the other Spider-Man while swinging around New York.

KitGuru says: What do you think of the new mechanic? Who will you play as more? Let us know down below.

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