It appears that 2023 will be the year for PlayStation 5 (PS5) gamers to get their web-slinging fix. Since its debut at PlayStation’s September 2021 showcase, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games has been listed with a 2023 release date.
Following the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Insomniac is back and ready to serve fans a full-fledged sequel, going bigger than ever before, and even bringing in some Marvel Studios talent to finish the project.
However, with no new information on the title and only a more than a-year-old reveal trailer, fans are concerned that Spider-Man 2 will be delayed longer than originally planned. Fans’ concerns may have been unfounded, as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 received a promising release update from star Yrui Lowenthal.
Lowenthal’s latest update comes as Sony recently included Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in its Upcoming Games in 2023 promotional material.
A PlayStation Store listing for the sequel was live for a brief period in December, implying that new information was on the way; however, nothing more has been shared on the title as of this writing.
Spider-Man 2 Creative Director Brian Intihar revealed in a late 2022 interview with PlayStation Blog that the title will be “ready for release next Fall,” implying a Q4 2023 release date for Insomniac’s costumed adventure.
With Marvel’s Spider-Man arriving in late September 2018 and Miles Morales arriving in November 2020 alongside the PS5, Spider-Man 2 appears poised to bridge the gap, arriving in late October.
Of course, there is always the possibility that the game will be delayed, which seems almost unavoidable with video games in this day and age; however, there appears to be a level of confidence surrounding this Fall 2023 date that one rarely sees in the gaming world.
Insomniac has been pretty good at sticking to release dates in recent years, and Spider-Man 2 appears to be continuing that trend. For the time being, there is no official release date for the PS5 exclusive, only the hazy “next Fall” from Intihar and a few promising updates from people involved.