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Updated | Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 game trailer removed from official PlayStation YouTube channel due to Gameloft copyright claim

Miles Morales finds himself in yet another disconcerting situation as Spider-Man. (Image source: Marvel/YouTube)
Miles Morales finds himself in yet another disconcerting situation as Spider-Man. (Image source: Marvel/YouTube)
The announcement trailer for the upcoming PS5 game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been removed from the official PlayStation YouTube channel because of a copyright claim made by the French game publisher Gameloft SE. Gameloft was involved in the development of Spider-Man related games such as the endless runner Spider-Man Unlimited.
Update: The trailer has now reinstated on the PlayStation channel.
Daniel R Deakin,

Update June 22: The Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer has now been reinstated to the official PlayStation YouTube channel. Some have speculated the incident was down to the automated copyright system.

Original story:

There could be a legal storm brewing between PlayStation (owned by Sony), YouTube (owned by Google), and Gameloft SE (owned by Vivendi SA). It seems the popular trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has now been removed from the YouTube channel for PlayStation after a copyright claim was made on behalf of Gameloft SE. At the present, it is unclear why the French video-game company has made such a bold maneuver against the PS5 maker.

Spider-Man fans and PS5 fans have been busy speculating about why this particular copyright claim has come about. While many have bemoaned YouTube’s flawed copyright infringement process (basically a "three strikes and you’re out" system that favors the complainant) others have wondered if Sony stepped on Gameloft’s toes because of the Spider-Man content or style of play shown in the Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer.

Gameloft has been behind several Spider-Man mobile games, including Spider-Man: Toxic City, Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, and the very popular but now discontinued Spider-Man Unlimited. It’s possible a feature spotted in the gameplay for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales irked someone at Gameloft, leading to a call to the legal department. Obviously, Sony’s lawyers will already be on the case, and it will no doubt get resolved tout de suite.

Marvel the company has had no such issues with Mile Morales though. While the PS5 game trailer has gone from the PlayStation channel and is blocked on the official PS5 blog, the official Marvel YouTube channel still has the video clip available for viewing. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales was one of the most popular PS5 game announcement trailers (over 11 million views) on the PlayStation channel before falling foul of the video-sharing platform’s copyright rules.

"Sony's" Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales blocked. (Image source: PlayStation blog)
"Sony's" Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales blocked. (Image source: PlayStation blog)

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Reddit (1/2) & YouTube (Marvel/PlayStation)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-06-20 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.