Character model maker Xavier speculated that this might stem from the sheer demands of the game engine’s approach to streaming content. Miles Morales’ characters might be taxing the RAM enough that the engine swaps in another model already loaded in a given memory address. The software wasn’t initially designed to handle someone swinging through a virtual New York City at breakneck speeds, to put things another way.
It’s not the easiest bug to find, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Insomniac patches it out soon (if not already). For now, though, it’s an extra laugh in a game that already has a good sense of humor.
I found one in the new Spider-Man game, where I turned into a patio heater for no apparent reason. pic.twitter.com/ApChq2nB1s
— Andy H (@DoctorCuriosity) November 27, 2020