Insomniac, the Developer of Spider-Man 2, Confirms Release Window for New Game Plus

Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac has said a New Game Plus mode should be added to the hotly anticipated PlayStation 5 exclusive by the end of 2023.

Fans had wondered about the status of new game plus, given its popularity in previous titles. It lets players replay the campaign in an overpowered state, bringing with them all the abilities unlocked from a prior playthrough.

Responding to questions on Twitter (below), Insomniac community and marketing director James Stevenson confirmed new game plus woulld be coming after launch, in an update that “should” arrive by the end of 2023. Also skipping launch is a mission replay feature, Stevenson said.

This week, Insomniac confirmed Spider-Man 2’s fast-travel hold-to-confirm prompt does not hide a load, after players debated just how fast the feature was in-game. And while Spider-Man 2 physical release owners do not need to download its Day 1 patch in order to enjoy the game in full, Insomniac still “highly encourages” those who do buy the disc version to install patch 1.001.002 before they start playing.

We wrote in our Spider-Man 2 review: “As a sequel in a spectacular series, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is both blessed and cursed… Insomniac refines a successful formula of combat and web-swinging without revolutionising either in major ways, making them comfy and familiar with just enough new tweaks and abilities to elevate them to fun new heights. The part that feels like it actually needed a radical rethinking is the open world of New York City, which has been made bigger but not better, with an exhausting checklist of mostly repetitious side activities.”

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Spider-Man 2 launches on PS5 on October 20. In the meantime, check out our Spider-Man 2 PS5 performance review as well as our review discussion on Podcast Beyond.

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