With Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s launch just around the corner, fans of the franchise are buzzing with excitement. One aspect of the game that has recently captured the attention of gamers is its remarkable fast travel system.
While it’s a marvel in its own right, some players remain committed to the traditional method of traversing the city as Peter Parker or Miles Morales – swinging through the iconic New York City.
The anticipation for Insomniac’s Spider-Man sequel is palpable, and glimpses of its fast travel feature have only amplified the eagerness to explore the game’s meticulously crafted cityscape. The PS5’s capability to swiftly transport characters from one end of New York City to the other, seamlessly, is truly impressive.
Social media has been abuzz with excitement. One Twitter user shared, “Fast Travel on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is amazing!!” while another marveled at the same clip, exclaiming, “This looks INCREDIBLE.” Another fan was equally enthralled, describing the transitions as “godly.”
Enthusiastic fans have attempted to decipher the secret behind this seamless transition, with one theorizing that the loading process occurs as players hold down the fast travel button, though this has yet to be officially confirmed by the developers.
While the fast travel feature undoubtedly offers convenience, there remains a significant portion of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 players who are committed to avoiding it entirely.
Another look at Spider-Man 2's insane fast-travel system.
The fact that you can travel to any location, even the opposite corner of the map, with ZERO loading is absolutely mind-boggling.
Definitely the most seamless fast-travel system I've seen.pic.twitter.com/StOVtFgFkl
— Okami Games (@Okami13_) October 16, 2023
One Twitter user boldly proclaimed, “I’m not using no f****** fast travel when I’m SPIDER-MAN,” reflecting the sentiment that the joy of web-slinging is a fundamental part of the experience. Another player echoed this sentiment, asking, “What’s the point of having a super immersive web-slinging mechanic…if there’s Fast Travel?”
On the topic of swinging through the iconic New York City, it was revealed last month that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will feature fall damage, adding an element of risk to leaping off skyscrapers. Fortunately, the game’s settings offer an option to disable this feature, ensuring a more serene and uninterrupted web-swinging experience for those who prefer it.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is poised for an exclusive release on the PS5 on October 20, 2023, and it seems that players will have the choice to embrace the lightning-fast travel or savor the joy of swinging as the beloved Spider-Man through the city’s streets, making for an exciting and diverse gaming experience.