“We really are completing this hero’s coming of age in our game. It is a complete story.”
Horton, who previously directed Rise of the Tomb Raider, also said that unlike Peter Parker’s story, which was “born out of tragedy” following the death of his uncle Ben, Miles “is more so born out of family”.
He added: “What I think is really compelling about Miles as a character is he has friends that he could actually let into his world — his human world and his Spider world. He’s a little different in the way he approaches it.”
Entertainment Weekly also published a new screenshot of the PS5 game, which is scheduled to launch this holiday season.
Insomniac said in June that Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ overall scope will be akin to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the 7-16 hour adventure spin-off released in 2017.
Miles Morales will take place in the winter, about a year after the events of the first game, which sold some 13 million copies.
“Marvel’s New York is covered in snow, and just before Christmas break, a war between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army has broken out,” Horton revealed in June. “Miles’s new home in Harlem is at the heart of the battle.”
According to the creative director, Miles Morales will demonstrate the increased power of PS5 with “near-instant” loading, ray-tracing, 3D audio and use of the DualSense controller’s unique features.