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Open World Spider-Man Announced For PlayStation 4, In Development By Insomniac

Francesco De Meo
Posted Jun 14, 2016
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In the past few weeks, rumors about a PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game have started circulating online. One of these rumors stated that the game was in development by Sucker Punch, the team behind the inFAMOUS series, a team that would have been well suited to develop a super hero open world game. The Sony E3 2016 press conference has finally confirmed some of these rumors, shedding some light on this upcoming open world game.

The new Spider-Man open world game is indeed real and coming to PlayStation 4, but it’s not in development by Sucker Punch, but by Insomniac, the team behind the Ratchet and Clank series (not to mention Sunset Overdrive).

Bryan Intihar, Creative Director at Insomniac, shared more on the team’s passion for the Marvel Universe and how things came to be.

From a personal and professional standpoint, this is a dream come true. I’ve been an avid Marvel fan all my life. When I first learned Insomniac was approached by our long-time friends and collaborators at Sony Interactive Entertainment with the opportunity to create a blockbuster Spider-Man console game experience, I practically ran into Ted’s office professing my passion for Spider-Man – along with a desire to serve as creative director.

From our first meeting, Marvel, Spider-Man and Insomniac have felt like a match made in heaven. So much so that for the first time in Insomniac’s 22-year history, we’re working on an IP that didn’t originate in-house. We love building big games, with incredible gameplay, deep stories, and beautiful graphics. Spider-Man is one of the most iconic and well-known characters in the world, and we’re thrilled to be given the responsibility to create a brand-new, authentic Spider-Man story.

While much is still unknown, it’s been confirmed that the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man game is not based on the upcoming movie and that it will feature Peter Parker as fans never saw him before, a more seasoned hero who is more masterful at fighting crime. The game’s story will make Spider-Man’s world and Peter Parker’s world collide, focusing on who is the man under the mask, and who the man becomes after he puts the mask on.

Spider-Man is currently in development for PlayStation 4. A release date and a final title have yet to be confirmed.

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