Players of the highly anticipated video game “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” took to social media to ask developers to correct a few scenes, which have confused the Puerto Rican and the Cuban flags in a game known to celebrate the main character’s Puerto Rican heritage.
The character, Miles Morales, is recognized by fans as one of the few Latino mainstream superheroes.
When Insomniac Games released the new PlayStation 5 game featuring Morales on Friday, it included at least two scenes in which the Puerto Rican and the Cuban flags were mixed up, which was pointed out by fans over the weekend. The company is reportedly working to fix the mistake. As of Tuesday, no specific time for the fix had been provided.
In one scene inside Morales’ Spanish Harlem family home, the flag displayed is not of his native Puerto Rico but of Cuba, social media users pointed out online. The Cuban flag appears a second time in a street scene.
While both flags are designed similarly with a single star inside a triangle and three colored stripes accompanied by two white stripes, their colors are inverted. The Cuban flag has a red triangle and three blue stripes while the Puerto Rican flag has a blue triangle and three red stripes.
Shortly after the game’s release, James Stevenson, director of community and marketing director at Insomniac Games, said a “Fix is coming for that,” in response to a social media post from a user on “X,” who praised developers for representing Puerto Rican culture in the game while also requesting a fix to the mix-ups.
The Puerto Rican flag is correctly featured in other parts of the game, such as multiple spider suit designs, as well as some Puerto Rican traditions and dishes, according to IGN, a website that reviews video games.
Insomniac Games did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment Tuesday.
With more than 2.5 million copies sold in its first 24 hours, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” broke the record for the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game in a day, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment, which collaborated with Insomniac Games, PlayStation Studios and Marvel Games to create the game.