Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set to be one of the biggest games of the year, both in its reputation as a first-party PlayStation title and its ambitious scope. Developer Insomniac Games previously revealed that it would be expanding the overall map size of the game to include not just Manhattan but the new areas of Queens and Brooklyn – making it twice the size of the first game. While plenty of landmarks will remain from the bustling city, one will be excluded: the Chrysler Building.
The famous Chrysler Building was featured in the first Marvel’s Spider-Man but was removed from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and now, it looks like it won’t be returning for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 either. According to Insomniac Games in a recent interview with the New York Times, the landmark structure will not be in the sequel to due to copyright issues.
Fans might be familiar with the iconic Chrysler Building as a good destination to climb and soak in the sights of the city below – before performing a daring leap of faith and plummeting to the ground. We’ve all at least done that once in the game. Unfortunately, players won’t be able to perform the same death-defying leaps again in the sequel, though there are still plenty of tall buildings to experiment with in New York.
In related news, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will require at least 98 GB of free space on PS5 so make sure you have enough room to install the game before launch. Sony also began a strange marketing campaign in which it promoted the Venom statue from the collector’s edition, describing it as “19-inches of Venom.” The internet took this the wrong (or right?) way and it quickly went viral before becoming a meme.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launches on 20 October 2023 exclusively for PS5.
Source: New York Times