Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 might be the most anticipated PlayStation release of 2023 yet we still don’t have a concrete release date. Developer Insomniac Games has been quiet regarding any official announcements since its reveal trailer. However, according to reputable Bloomberg journalist and insider Jason Schreier, the sequel is expected to release this September.
Schreier recently wrote on Twitter about the recent Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League delay, addressing some concerns and questions surrounding its date being pushed back. Replying to someone asking why Rocksteady didn’t set a November/December release, Schreier responded, “Spider-Man 2 in September could be a factor, too.”
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Naturally, no developer would want to launch a new superhero game next to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 which is all but guaranteed to be a massive launch for PlayStation this year. The first game also released in September 2018 so that release window seems very plausible.
If Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 does release in September, it will clash with Xbox’s own biggest release of the year, Starfield, which currently has a release date of 6 September 2023. It’s unlikely that either sales will be affected by the clash, though. Both games already have player bases and excited fans, not to mention Starfield‘s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass which will certainly put more eyes on Bethesda’s major sci-fi RPG.
With the rumoured September release window fast approaching, it’s possible that we’ll see Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in greater detail at a PlayStation Showcase event which, according to Jeff Grubb, is set to take place before Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest this June. That should give Insomniac Games and PlayStation enough time to push the marketing for the superhero game – not that it actually needs much marketing because it’s Spider-Man but fans are still eagerly anticipating a proper gameplay deep dive.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is currently in development exclusively for PS5.
Source: Jason Schreier