One of the most iconic buildings in Manhattan, the Chrysler Building, disappeared from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The famous building, thanks to its sinuous lines, has always been, together with the Empire State Building, one of the most loved and photographed skyscrapers in New York. It is therefore strange not to find him in his place in the new version of the game dedicated to Spider-Man. The reason? Very banal gods copyright issues.
In fact, between the first Marvel’s Spider-Man (branded 2018) and Miles Morales, one thing happened: the Chrysler Building was bought by a new ownership who has decided to crack down on the indiscriminate use of its Art Deco lines.
“When you want to recreate a real city you want to include as many key elements as possible in the game“he said in an interview with Game Informer James Stevenson, the community director of Insomniac. “Sometimes, however, negotiations to include a place fail. This is what happened with the Chrysler Building in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.”
With the sale from 150 million dollars of the building, which took place in 2019 between the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and the SIGNA Group and RFR Holding LLC, also the agreement for the use of the building in the game has lapsed. The two parties, then, were evidently unable to renegotiate the contract.
In case you want to pop into this wonderful building again, just start theoriginal Marvel’s Spider-Man, as he’s present there. From today, moreover, you can transfer the saves from the PS4 version to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. Did you know?