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Insomniac is working on a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man that will be released “sooner than we think,” according to games journalist Imran Khan.
“I know too much about [Marvel’s Spider-Man 2], so I can’t speculate too much,” he said. “I think a Spider-Man 2 will come sooner than we think.”
The huge success of the title contributed to Sony Interactive Entertainment acquiring California-based Insomniac Games, the developer also known for Resistance and Ratchet and Clank.
Significantly, SIE has been using Spider-Man to demonstrate PlayStation 5’s new SSD tech.
During its corporate strategy meeting in May, CEO Kenichiro Yoshida showed a video comparing load times in Marvel’s Spider-Man running on both PS4 Pro and its next-generation PlayStation hardware.
As described in the first PlayStation 5 details article, the next-gen PlayStation demonstrates dramatically reduced load times compared to PS4 Pro, with the camera able to fast travel near-instantaneously and speed through the city without pausing for asset loading.
What takes eight seconds to load on PS4 Pro takes less than one second on PS5.