Without a doubt, Insomniac Games’ gameplay demo footage of Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 was one of the more impressive reveals during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, as we finally got a chance to see the title’s Batman: Arkham series-inspired combat and stealth, which caused fans to want to step into the Wall Crawler’s new set of duds posthaste. Speaking of outfits, after the reveal during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the developer has continued to explain the game’s contents, with the latest revelation being that it will offer a variety of different costumes for Spidey to wear.
As seen in the tweet exchange below between a fan and Insomniac Games, it was asked if Spider-Man will feature alternate outfits, with the developer promptly and succinctly replying, “Yes.” However, the company failed to provide a hint or reference to any materials to give fans a clue as to which other costumes from the Web Head’s closet full of classic suits will make the cut once the title releases next year.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) June 15, 2017
One of the first alternate outfits that could be added as a crowd-pleaser is the Venom-like black suit Spider-Man received during the first “Secret Wars” in the comics, as it is unquestionably the most popular replacement for the hero’s original costume. Of course, Insomniac Games could also incorporate Miguel O’Hara’s futuristic Spider-Man 2099 outfit, Peter Parker‘s Future Foundation garb, and Ben Reilly’s Scarlet Spider ensemble if the studio wanted to do a good bit of fan service.
As of now, there’s no telling which iconic Spider-Man outfits will make their way into the PlayStation 4 title alongside the suit created by Insomniac Games, nor how they will be acquired and if they can be chosen at will in the story mode. With Insomniac wanting the game to be its “own world,” though, it’s also quite possible that the alternate costumes could be completely original designs from the developer.
All things considered, since Spider-Man‘s release date is still a ways off, we will surely learn more about the costumes and gear that the hero can wear and equip throughout the game. After all, there’s a chance that Insomniac could only offer a fresh set of clothes by way of paid DLC in order to capitalize on the lucrative trend of microtransactions and ensure a huge boost in revenue after the title launches.
Spider-Man is currently slated to release sometime in 2018 for PlayStation 4.
Source: Insomniac Games – Twitter