Spider-Man PS5 leak reveals story details, gameplay and release window

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Given the success of Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4, a sequel for the upcoming PS5 seems inevitable. And we just might have our first taste of what Spider-Man PS5 could play like, thanks to an alleged leak containing a ton of new story, gameplay and character details. 

This leak comes from a now-deleted Reddit post (via The Game Post), which quotes a source that reportedly attended a long presentation on the sequel to Insomniac Games' hit 2018 action game. There are a ton of possible details to glean from this info dump, but here are some highlights.

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Marvel's Spider-Man and potentially Marvel's Spider-Man 2!

For starters, Spider-Man PS5 may introduce some significant new mechanics, including a dynamic weather system that delivers realistic physics for snow, rain and other weather effects. The presentation reportedly stressed a larger focus on smaller, more dynamic side missions that would allow Spider-Man to help everyday people (such as construction workers and doctors) in danger.

Perhaps the biggest change to Spider-Man PS5 could be the introduction of the black symbiote suit, a Spider-Man staple and something that was teased by the events of the Spider-Man PS4 ending. Wearing the black suit will apparently make Spider-Man more powerful and fluid, and the suit will carry its own skill tree of unlockable perks. 

Story-wise, the leak alleges that Peter has returned to The Daily Bugle as a photographer, hinting that we may get a bigger focus on photography-related missions. It also appears that we'll learn the fate of Harry Osborn, who was missing during the events of Marvel's Spider-Man and was hinted to be stuck inside of a Venom-like symbiote.

Spider Man PS5

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As the ending of Marvel's Spider-Man suggests, it appears that Miles Morales will play a bigger role and will be a playable character in Spider-Man PS5, complete with his own unique Spider-Man abilities. Norman Osborn looks to be a main villain this time around, but the presentation also reportedly namedropped Morbius, Carnage and Wraith as DLC villains. 

The leak points to Spider-Man PS5 releasing during Holiday 2021, which would be about three years after Marvel's Spider-Man hit shelves.

We're not sure how reputable this source with, and this leak should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. But given that Marvel's Spider-Man is one of the best PlayStation games of all time and a huge commercial success, a PS5 sequel does seem like a no brainer. And some of the story threads mentioned in the alleged presentation do seem like a natural progression of the teases we got in Spider-Man PS4.

Sony's PS5 is still on track for a Holiday 2020 release, though the system may be in somewhat limited supply at launch. We should know more about Sony's new console as the end of the year draws closer. 

Michael Andronico

Mike Andronico is Senior Writer at CNNUnderscored. He was formerly Managing Editor at Tom's Guide, where he wrote extensively on gaming, as well as running the show on the news front. When not at work, you can usually catch him playing Street Fighter, devouring Twitch streams and trying to convince people that Hawkeye is the best Avenger.