Plenty of fans of the Spider-Man comic books are excited to get their hands on the upcoming PS4 exclusive from Insomniac Games. There may be some justification for this excitement, too, with the game apparently set to “show the world why this character is so awesome.”
The news comes courtesy of Bill Rosemann, Creative Director at Marvel Games, who was giving a keynote at DICE Summit 2017. As quoted by DualShockers, Rosemann discussed the upcoming Spider-Man game from Insomniac, as well as talking about how Marvel Games, Insomniac, and Sony Interactive Entertainment all share the same ideals when it comes to bringing Spidey to the video game realm most effectively.
Specifically, Rosemann talked about the relationship between the teams at Marvel Games and Insomniac. The offices of the two companies are only ten minutes away from each other, so the teams seem to meet up for lunch and talk Spider-Man. At one point, the conversation turned to how people had first got into Spider-Man, and the result was interesting. “We all realized we had the same story,” said the Marvel director. “We discovered him when we were very little. Not only that, we all realized that we all owned the same Spider-Man underoos back in the day.”
Rosemann continued to talk about how this has driven the development of the project from a place of love. “This is our purpose: to show the world why this character is so awesome. To bring this fictional world into the real world.” What’s more, the personal story of the development team is also pushing the game in the right direction. “We’re going to focus our life’s journey into this game, to celebrate him with the world.”
This is likely good news for readers of Spider-Man comics in general, and fans will be hoping that the passion of those developing the game will pay dividends in the final product. So far, the title certainly looks impressive, with many happy with the E3 trailer shot on a normal PS4.
However, there’s clearly a long way to go for the title, with no confirmed release date announced thus far, so there’s still plenty of time for gamers to get a better idea of how development is progressing. The game was missing from the most recent PSX event, but hopefully more details on the title will be revealed soon, and the gaming community can see exactly how the game is using the Ratchet & Clank engine. Here’s hoping the web-slinging gameplay matches up to the visuals.