Whilst Marvel's beloved wall-crawling hero is gearing up for another adventure on the silver screen, he's also being readied for what could be his most eagerly anticipated turn-out on console yet in Insomniac's #SpidermanPS4. But what's the deal? Where's all the news and gameplay footage from the PS4 exclusive? You can't just go silent after a show-stopping E3 announcement, without even mention of a release date! Well, here's a round-up of everything we know so far.
Spider-Man PS4 At A Glance
- Release Date: 2017
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: Insomniac Games
Spider-Man PS4 Trailer, Gameplay & Leaks
Spider-Man PS4 Announcement Trailer:
When Will Spider-Man PS4 Release?
- Short Answer: 2017
Vice president and executive editor of Marvel Digital Media Ryan Penagos confirmed that the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man game will release in 2017, stating during a livestream that "there's even more on the horizon for 2017 like Spider-Man coming to PlayStation 4 and Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC."
Expect more info and gameplay to be revealed at E3 2017.
Spider-Man PS4 News & Rumors
- [Interview] Marvel Games's Jay Ong on VR:
We did a deep dive in looking at the space towards the end of last year, and it offers some pretty incredible opportunities, in terms of delivering really cool experiences. We can't say anything yet, but believe me, we're not shying away from it.
It's far from a confirmation, but could VR support be integrated into Insomniac's game? Swinging through Manhattan inside Spider-Man's mask using PlayStation VR would be an incredible, tummy-turning experience.
- [News] All Marvel games won't share a connection to the MCU.
Instead of being burdened with the glorious purpose of attempting to shoehorn their games into the MCU, Marvel Games are giving developers total freedom to do as they see fit with Marvel's prized IPs. A point illustrated wonderfully with the art of metaphor by Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann.
"We want to give our partners...freedom to look at all of Marvel history and to pick from what interests them. It's a bit like we're saying, 'Hey you're the chef, you're going to make this meal. Here's all of the ingredients. You pick the ingredients that you like and make a new meal."
So that definitely explains the big ol' white spider emblem on front of Petey's costume: the game will be distinct from the madness of the MCU and comic-book continuation.
- [Rumor] Spidey to take on Green Goblin and have a family in Spider-Man PS4?
IMDb supposedly leaked the alleged synopsis for Spider-Man PS4 on its hub page, and, if it's anything to go by, the wall-crawler will be getting into scrapes with his old foe, the Green Goblin! Also alleged is Peter Parker will be a doting husband and father in the game, which could mean Mary-Jane Watson is along for the ride. Which could also mean Spider-Man PS4 could go down the 'Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows' route.
Is Spider-Man PS4 Heading To PS4 Pro?
Sony has confirmed that Spider-Man PS4 will be going fully-4K on PS4 Pro! And the game does indeed look scarily detailed and utterly stunning in this resolution. Check the teaser below and see for yourself.
But if you're wondering whether PS4 Pro's iteration of the incoming Spider-Epic will have total superiority over us lesser mortals living without HDR, you needn't stress. Insomniac Games are adamant the game will look and run spectacularly across the board. So that's some good news.
Though there's still yet to be any confirmation on how differently the title will run on PS4 Pro.
How Will Spider-Man PS4 Play: Gameplay Features & Combat Mechanics
Spider-Man PS4's web-slinger will be an experienced Peter Parker, which hopefully means we will be straying away from unlocking pivotal additions to his moveset as we go through the game. Like a certain Mirror's Edge sequel and the game's hiding of essential moves and attacks behind nonsensical unlocks.
Combat does look phenomenal in the trailer, and if it is any indication as to where the game will travel, it looks as if elements will be fully destructible, or useable in attacks. Or at least some of them, in a similar vein to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy.
Speaking of Spidey's Rogue's Gallery, an open world New York as large and as sprawling as Insomniac's should be packed to the brim with villains, don't you think? And with the ridiculous amount of easter eggs on display in the trailer, I reckon Peter will have his hands full.
What do you think should be added to Spider-Man PS4? We go into more detail with our nerdy wishes in the post below!
Spider-Man PS4: Available Platforms and Where To Download
Spider-Man PS4 is a confirmed PS4 exclusive, hence its current moniker, and will not be coming to any platform operated by Microsoft. And if you're looking to download the game in future, I suggest you hit up PlayStation Store for all of your spidery delights!
Looking forward to diving into Spider-Man PS4?