There is a massive quantity of detail packed to Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Tons of New York City landmarks are present, like the Manhattan Bridge, Battery Park, Madison Square Garden, the Guggenheim Museum, and others’ heaps. There are so many details, in fact, that one could be forgiven for lost some Easter eggs, like monuments to shed Marvel icons Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman. One crucial part of New York City’s skyline’s overall appearance is missing from Miles Morales’ solo experience, however.
The diversion of New York City introduced in Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and its own predecessor Spider-Man Is Extremely accurate. Not only did the two games pinpoint the huge assets of the city, such as Central Park and the Empire State Building, but Miles Morales also homes in on smaller details such as the sense of neighborhood bodegas and the lively cultural landscape of Spanish Harlem.Many fans familiar with NYC’s skyline noticed a glaring omission while swinging around in Miles Morales: the Chrysler Building. This art deco skyscraper has been completed in 1930 and has remained an enduring icon of the city. The Chrysler Building has been featured in all three live-action Spider-Man movie series, multiple MCU movies, and even more non-Marvel associated video games. The building was featured in Spider-Man about the PS4 and is still within the PS5 remaster. However, as shown by a recent interview from Game Informer, copyright issues are why the construction didn’t make it into Miles Morales.
What happened before the launch of Spider-Man: Miles Morales is that the Chrysler Building shifted ownership from the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Tishman Speyer Properties into SIGNA Group and RFR Holding LLC. Abu Dhabi and Tishman Speyer might have been simpler to use, given the frequency of the construction in the press. Still, it seems SIGNA Group is considerably more protective of its newfound property.
Insomniac Games’ community director James Stevenson told Game Informer the studio attempted to obtain the rights to utilize the skyscraper’s likeness for Miles Morales but were unable to do so. While the game could be brief one real-life milestone, its own variant of NYC is by no means short on skyscrapers, as the title has its very own fictional towers for Oscorp along with the Avengers, as well as Roxxon – a sworn enemy of Miles Morales’ new gang on the block, the Underground.
Even without the Chrysler Building milestone and a shorter length compared to Spider-Man on PS4, there’s still a lot to do and see when players finish the game, including hunting for some trendy secrets a lot of players may have missed.