Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has No Chrysler Building Due To Copyright
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, developed by Insomniac Games, does not include the iconic Chrysler Building due to copyright issues. The same building was featured in Spider-Man and the remaster version of that game, released in 2018.
Sony’s Next-Generation Game Console, the PlayStation 5, which was released in our country last week, has brought with it many new-generation games. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which has been highly criticized for its lack of Turkish language support, is also one of these next-generation games released along with the PlayStation 5.
If you had the opportunity to experience the game, you may have noticed that the Chrysler Building, one of New York City’s landmarks, is not located in the city. The same building was located in Spider-Man, released in 2018, and the reworked ‘remaster’ version of that game. This led players to wonder why the Chrysler Building was not featured in the new game.
Chrysler Building not featured in Spider-Man: Miles Morales due to royalties:
According to reports, Insomniac Games, which took over the development of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, wanted to include this building, protected by copyright law, in the virtual city of New York in the game, but negotiations with the building’s rightful owner ended negatively.
James Stevenson, Community Director at Insomniac Games, said: “We wanted to add a very urban icon to the feeling of immersion when creating a representation of the city. Sometimes the negotiations to use these locations didn’t work, that was the case at the Chrysler Building in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” he said.
Designs that look like an ordinary building do not pose any problems when used in games. But specific and distinctive architectural works, such as the Chrysler Building, can be copyrighted, and therefore developers are not allowed to recreate such structures for commercial use.
The absence of the Chrysler Building in Miles Morales may be a disappointment for many players, but the absence of the building does not reduce the quality of the virtual Manhattan that Insomniac has revealed. Even many players who have had the opportunity to experience the game in the next generation speak of the production with praise.