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Here's how character switching in Spider-Man 2 works
 

 

Here's how character switching in Spider-Man 2 works

Last week, Insomniac Games showed off Spider-Man 2's seamless tr@nsitions between Peter Parker and fellow web-slinger Miles Morales.

These moments in the sequel's gameplay reveal were impressive, invoking memories of similar fluidity from Insomniac's fellow PS5 exclusive Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. But I still had questions. Can we only switch characters at certain story points or will we be able to switch between them freely?

It turns out, the answer is a little bit of both.

"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," Spider-Man 2's creative director Bryan Intihar told Eurogamer in an exclusive interview. "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."

When you are in Spider-Man 2's New York open world, however, it's different.

"We have content designed around Peter, we have content designed around Miles and we have content where you can play either," Intihar shared. "You'll be able to - in the open world - freely switch between them with a simple button press." This is thanks to the power of the PlayStation 5.

"Being able to switch in the open world so quickly between the two characters is really, really awesome," Intihar smiled. "Just being able to pick and choose who I want to play as for a certain activity... it's been so awesome to have that feature. [It's] something we probably wouldn't have explored previously."

Additionally, this character switching will all tie in with Spider-Man 2's three ski1l trees - one for Peter, one for Miles and one that is shared.

"We want to make sure that when you do switch between the heroes, there's a sense of familiarity. They're both Spider Man, you know how to play the game, but you still have that flexibility in that customisation for upgrading each of them with their [ski1l trees]," Spider-Man 2's game director Ryan Smith elaborated.

"We saw in the gameplay reveal where Miles has the evolved Venom powers, whereas Peter has the Symbiote abilities. And so those, those change a bit of how you play, and you can upgrade those in their respective trees as well."

I asked if there will be the chance to perhaps switch to other characters, such as reporter and Peter's girlfriend MJ, but I was quickly told I needed to keep the focus on last week's gameplay.

Ah, well. I tried.

You can read more from my chat with Spider-Man 2's directors, where they discuss balancing the sequel's darker tone and the theme of addiction, here.
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 4 months ago '22        #2
God Bless You 
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2023 GOTY

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 4 months ago '07        #3
KeepinItTrill 
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for the love of god no MJ parts
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 4 months ago '15        #4
SauceBoss30 
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Is this ps4 and ps5
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 4 months ago '07        #5
KeepinItTrill 
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 SauceBoss30 said 🔗
Is this ps4 and ps5
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nope PS5 only
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 4 months ago '17        #6
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x27
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 KeepinItTrill said 🔗
for the love of god no MJ parts
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It could be worse.

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 4 months ago '22        #7
God Bless You 
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 Naga Sadow said 🔗
It could be worse.

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True. Definitely could be worse. Could be redfall or halo levels of quality

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 4 months ago '17        #8
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 God Bless You said 🔗
True. Definitely could be worse. Could be redfall or halo levels of quality

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I can’t believe she threw u the alley like that
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 4 months ago '22        #9
God Bless You 
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 SPdaGOAT said 🔗
I can’t believe she threw u the alley like that
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I just be fu#king with these dudes. They be ready to slit my throat over video games
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 4 months ago '20        #10
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x250
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 God Bless You said 🔗
True. Definitely could be worse. Could be redfall or halo levels of quality

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Or Forspoken we don’t want that

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 4 months ago '19        #11
SlimKenobi 
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 SPdaGOAT said 🔗
I can’t believe she threw u the alley like that
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I thought you hated console wars? What happened?
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 4 months ago '17        #12
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 SlimKenobi said 🔗
I thought you hated console wars? What happened?




Laughing at jokes ain’t engaging in console wars. Stop finding excuses to hit me up. I understand that you’re g@y but I’m not. Stop s3xually harassing me.

 4 months ago '04        #13
Marccoogs19  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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So basically, its similar to GTA V, where you have specific missions for specific characters, but you switch in between them on certain situations.
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 4 months ago '19        #14
SlimKenobi 
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 SPdaGOAT said 🔗



Laughing at jokes ain’t engaging in console wars. Stop finding excuses to hit me up. I understand that you’re g@y but I’m not. Stop s3xually harassing me.

I know Stephanie. You’re a straight tr@ns woman.

 4 months ago '17        #15
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 SlimKenobi said 🔗
I know Stephanie. You’re a straight tr@ns woman.
My name is Javier and I am a born heteros3xual man.

Idgaf who u are and for some reason u had to let everyone know you’re a raging homo that has a crush on me and a desire for me to play Xbox games with u after they announced an initiative for more queer games.

Log off and flirt with men that are actually into u already and stop s3xually harassing Boxden men. Your post history is very telling f@ggot a$s n1gga

 4 months ago '23        #16
AndyMul 
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fu#k is up with this section lately dawgs

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 4 months ago '22        #17
God Bless You 
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 5ive04our said 🔗
Or Forspoken we don’t want that

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What the hell is wrong with you fam?

Even Xbox n1ggas in the comments saying how stupid that comparison is. Please do better

God bless

 4 months ago '15        #18
Lord Funkington 
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 AndyMul said 🔗
fu#k is up with this section lately dawgs

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Lately?
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You must be new here.
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 4 months ago '12        #19
nxtiq 
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Couldn't they have just said "just like Gta5"?
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 4 months ago '20        #20
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x250
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 God Bless You said 🔗
What the hell is wrong with you fam?

Even Xbox n1ggas in the comments saying how stupid that comparison is. Please do better

God bless
Just shows the media biased af and creating narratives that aren’t there

say something...

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