Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will need at least 98 GB of free hard drive space on PS5, according to new information discovered on the back of the Limited Edition console retail box. This is significantly bigger than both Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, though it’s expected of current-gen only releases at this point.
Developer Insomniac Games ramped up the marketing for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 back in May when it showcased the anticipated superhero sequel during a PlayStation event, including new gameplay and our first looks at Peter Parker donning the black symbiote costume as well as a high-octane action sequence with Miles Morales and Lizard. So far, the game is showing plenty of promise, especially since it’s expanding the map size to areas beyond Manhattan.
With an increase in map size comes an increase in file size and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is close to the 100 GB mark on PS5, though it could very easily pass it with post-launch updates. It’s worth noting that Insomniac Games and PlayStation haven’t confirmed the official download size for the game yet but this should give us a good estimate for how much space we’ll need on PS5.
In related news, the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Limited Edition PS5 console was recently delayed in South Africa from its original 1 September release to a new, unspecified street date. Elsewhere, scalpers have managed to get their hands on the themed face plates, selling them for well above their retail price due to the limited quantities available worldwide.
Ever since the release of the story trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 which gave fans a look at Venom in action, fans wondered if the face model for Mary Jane Watson was swapped during development, similar to how Peter’s face model was updated on the PS5 remastered release. Insomniac later clarified that it was still the same face model, but the more powerful PS5 hardware allowed the team to render higher-quality models.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launches on 20 October 2023 exclusively for PS5. Make sure you check out our South African pre-order guide on the various editions.