So far it's been an E3 of epic proportions. With amazing footage of games like Watch Dogs 2, Sea of Thieves, and God of War, E3 2016 is shaping up to be one of the greatest video game expos of all time!
Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft and other big names in the gaming industry held their conferences over the past couple of days, presenting gamers with plenty of wallet-emptying experiences. 2016 and 2017 are promising to be full of more games and accessories than we could have ever imagined. One game that no one was expecting, though? Spider-Man for the PS4.
That's right, in the midst of all the cool Horizon Zero Dawn and Final Fantasy XV footage, Sony snuck in a rather interesting trailer showing a new project featuring everyone's favorite wall crawler.
The as-yet-unnamed game is coming to PS4 (presumably as an exclusive) courtesy of Insomniac Games, and will put the player in control of Peter Parker, a.k.a Spider-Man.
Not much is known about this mysterious project, but judging by the trailer, I think that this will be the definitive Spider-Man game. Why's that? Here are a few reasons why #Spider-ManPS4 is going to be an incredible game.
It's In Good Hands
The latest gaming iteration of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is being crafted by the folks over at Insomniac Games. This is as famous a name as Naughty Dog and Ubisoft, especially for PlayStation fans.
Insomniac has been around since the days of the PlayStation 1, having developed the cult classic Spyro the Dragon, and continued its run on the PS1 with sequels Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
When it came time to upgrade to the PlayStation 2, Insomniac brought us a game that would arguably be even more classic than Spyro — Ratchet & Clank.
Insomniac would go on to make several sequels to Ratchet & Clank, before (sort of) rebooting the series with a new game and movie earlier this year. Beside Spyro and Ratchet & Clank, Insomniac Games' credits include the Resistance series, Fuse and the upcoming Song of the Deep.
Spider-Man is a beloved character who many relate to, so obviously Marvel had to find the right home for his upcoming game. I think that Marvel made the perfect decision when it entrusted Insomniac Games, and I look forward to seeing what Insomniac is going to do with my favorite Web Slinger! Speaking of...
The Movement Of Spider-Man
My favorite Spider-Man game is Spider-Man 2 for the PlayStation 2. What I love most about it is the movement mechanics of the titular character. Despite being such an old game, I still think that Spider-Man 2 captured Spidey's movements better than any of the newer games.
The way he moves is one of the most important details in any Spider-Man game, so the fact that none of the new games have really gotten it right is disappointing. Games like The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel try, but Spidey's movements in those games are just a bit too clunky.
The trailer for Insomniac Games' Spider-Man game leads me to believe that the developer might have finally perfected his movements. Granted, this is just a trailer, but it fills me with hope. If things go right, we'll be zipping and swinging through NYC so much so that we'll feel like we're actually Spider-Man himself.
The PlayStation VR had a heavy presence at this year's E3. Sony announced several titles that will be available for the PSVR, including a Batman VR game and a VR version of Final Fantasy XV.
Virtual reality is the future of gaming, and it's clear that Sony needs to capitalize on VR while the market is new and popular. The huge push for VR at this year's Sony E3 conference is not surprising. What would be surprising is if this new Spidey game doesn't have a virtual reality aspect.
The trailer for #Spider-ManPS4 shown at E3 made it look like the game will most likely be in third person, but this doesn't mean that there won't be a V mode. Games like Resident Evil 7 and Final Fantasy XV come with regular and VR modes, so it's not impossible for this new Spider-Man game to have one. In fact, I'm willing to bet that when we get more info, some of that info will be about the game's VR component. After all, Sony isn't going to make a Spider-Man game during this age of virtual reality and not include it, right?
I guess only time will tell. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for more epic E3 news from Creators like me on Now Loading! And make sure to check out the full Spider-Man PS4 game trailer below.
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