Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be the first game on the PS5 platform to support Dolby Atmos

Recently, on the ResetEra forum, the community and marketing lead of Insomniac Games—the illustrious minds behind “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2“—unambiguously elucidated that Dolby Atmos technology has been employed to masterfully remix the game’s cinematic sequences.

On September 14, 2023, the PlayStation service commenced a system update roll-out for the PS5, introducing Dolby Atmos audio settings. However, hitherto, no PS5 titles have embraced this sonic innovation. Thus, it stands to reason that “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” will, in all likelihood, pioneer as the inaugural game on the PS5 platform to champion the Dolby Atmos experience.

Dolby Atmos, an avant-garde surround sound standard introduced by Dolby Laboratories in 2012, is a symphony of auditory wizardry. With an orchestra of front, side, rear, and overhead speakers, amalgamated with a pantheon of audio processing and algorithmic techniques, it achieves an awe-inspiring up to 64-channel surround sound effect. Its raison d’être is not only to faithfully reproduce a creator’s vision but, paramountly, to enhance spatial immersion for the connoisseur.

Reflecting upon the legacy of the “Marvel’s Spider-Man” series, these titles have consistently been Sony’s showpieces, flexing the sheer power of their gaming consoles. Take, for instance, “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” which served as a vanguard title during the PS5’s heralded launch. In Sony’s preliminary promotional gambits for the PS5, the game’s ray-tracing visuals were paraded with much aplomb. According to the maestros at Insomniac, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” will offer ray-tracing across all visual modes and will seamlessly integrate the PS5’s rapid loading, adaptive triggers, and the coveted Dolby Atmos features.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” is poised for release on October 20, 2023, available in a triumvirate of editions: Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Collector’s, with price points set at $69.99, $79.99, and a lavish $229.99 respectively. Pre-orders have been inaugurated across a consortium of participating retailers, the PlayStation Store, and PlayStation Direct. Those who venture to pre-order any edition of “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” will be regaled with additional bonuses, including early access to the Shadow Spider-Man suit, the Web Grabber tool, and a troika of skill points, among other enticements.