Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 won’t be giving fans a taste of the game via a demo Eva use Sony knows will buy it anyways. While this is understandable, the recent success of demos has conditioned some fans into hoping this anticipated sequel would get one.
Insomniac Games made this fact known after answering a fan question about the game getting a demo. The developer quickly said there were no plans for one, which is disappointing to some but isn’t a deal breaker to most.
Fans are probably still enjoying the recent Final Fantasy 16 demo, which was so good that even haters like that game now. With Square Enix’s JRPG being a PlayStation exclusive, many were probably hoping that Spidey would join in on the free fun.
While disappointing, it’s not really surprising to see Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 skip releasing a demo. The first game and its standalone expansion Miles Morales didn’t get demos either. Both games ended up selling really well and we expect even bigger sales for the sequel.
Although demos are out of the picture, there’s always a chance the symbiote-infested follow-up will get a trial via PlayStation Plus Premium. First-party titles like God of War: Ragnarok had trials to try and appeal to more reluctant players. If Ragnarok can get a trial, we think the sequel to Spidey’s PlayStation adventures is also in the running.
Of course, players want a taste of the game so badly because the first few games from Insomniac were incredible. Marvel’s Spider-Man is genuinely one of the best superhero games ever made, with some saying it topples the Batman: Arkham series. While not as liked, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was a really good time and showed that the character can shine without multiverse shenanigans.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be coming to the PlayStation 5 on October 20. Fans can pre-order the Deluxe Edition if they want some horrible costumes. No PC release has been announced but one will likely come out in a year or two.