Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 co-op rumours shut down by Insomniac

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 co-op rumours shut down by Insomniac
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Joseph Kime


26th May 2023 10:13

We've finally got our first look at the gameplay of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and hot damn, does it look like a treat.

The recent PlayStation Showcase's trailer was full of surprises - our first look at Kraven the Hunter, Peter Parker's savage and sinewy Symbiote suit, and the ability to switch between Parker and Miles Morales - there was plenty going on, and fans can't wait, now more than ever, to get their hands on it.

Though the game is boasting plenty of new features, like an expanded map that reaches to Queens and a fresh wingsuit, but there's one feature that fans have wanted ever since it was confirmed that two spider-people were confirmed for the same game. And though it was wishful thinking, we've been let down regardless.

Spider-Man 2 will have no co-op

Sigh. We should have known.

Even though the game's predecessors have been single-player titles, fans have been crossing their fingers that the new game could see players swing arm-in-arm as both Peter Parker and Miles Morales - but sadly, it was but a pipe dream.

Confirming the news in an innocuous Twitter reply, Insomniac Games has revealed that the game will remain single-player like the titles that game before it. As one Twitter user asks if it could be co-op, they respond with a simple "Nope! It is an epic single-player adventure!"

We can assume that, yes, it will be epic quite like the games that laid the groundwork for its arrival - but it's hard not to be sad about the implication of a multiplayer Spider-Man game that this tweet has created. We're not sure who didn't know about the game's single-player nature, but their curiosity has only upset us.

Spider-Man 2 being single-player is for the best

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 co-op rumours shut down by Insomniac
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Though the idea is incredibly alluring, it's probably for the best that the game is choosing to stay in its lane. Marvel's Spider-Man and its Miles Morales spinoff were such a treat in single-player that there would be a reasonable concern that if its sequel was to introduce co-op, it would over-exert itself.

We're more than happy to take the web-slinging adventure as it comes, and if we have to do it alone, so be it. It's going to be a banger regardless, so it's hard to complain.

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