Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launched this past week, and not only has it received raving reviews by the critics and the fans alike, it’s also broken PlayStation’s own records. But that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect, with some features coming in updates down the line, and other big mistakes that seem to have sneaked past the devs. Such is the case of the flags in and around Miles Morales’ home, which point to the wrong nationality of the hero and his family.
Originally found by user TheHouselessTurtle on Reddit, the flags inside and around the Morales household in the game display the Cuban flag, when they are supposed to show the Puerto Rican flag, as Miles and Rio Morales (his mother and a key character in both the game and comics) have origins in the territory.
The mistake is especially noticeable when you consider that we’ve already seen the same apartment in the series’ previous game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, in which the correct flag is displayed, and the character’s cultural roots are interwoven into the game and that version of New York masterfully. The mistake was most likely an honest mistake, as both flags share a similar design with only their colors being inverted, but it’s still a huge oversight for the development team. There’s even an unlockable outfit for this Spider-Man that proudly shows off the correct colors.
Answering a message on Twitter/X, Director of Community and Marketing at Insomniac James Stevenson stated that they are already working on fixing the mistake.
A huge success for Insomniac and PlayStation
While no game is absolutely perfect, what Insomniac Games has delivered with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 speaks volumes of the kind of quality work that goes on under their roof. Not only has the game managed to become the fastest-selling title in PlayStation history, managing to surpass 2.5 million copies sold during its launch day, it’s also being hailed as the studio’s best release yet.
New features are also on the way for the game, including a New Game+ option, the ability to repeat story missions, and more. Even so, there’s plenty of content to enjoy in the game as it stands right now, including dozens of unlockable costumes and many side missions to complete.