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E3 2016 – Spider-Man PS4 Features an Open World, Is Published By Sony

Given the working title of Spider-Man PS4 Game, Insomniac Games’ upcoming title is a PlayStation 4 exclusive that’s being published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

In a post by Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann, he explained that Insomniac is a perfect match for Spider-Man because “not only are they world class game developers that make phenomenal story-driven experiences, but they also craft games bursting with personality, humor and most importantly: fun…just like Spidey!”

As for deciding to go with Sony on the game, he said:

The PlayStation 4 is one of the most exciting gaming platforms ever! But not only have they created a great gaming console, they also have an amazing line-up of first party titles and a community of the most passionate players that we are thrilled to join.

Not based on the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, and starring a more seasoned Peter Parker, Spider-Man PS4 was discussed by Creative Director Bryan Intihar and Rosemann with Geoff Keighley on YouTube Live yesterday.

Here’s some of the highlights:

  • It’s the biggest production team Insomniac has ever had on a game.
  • They think it’s the most ambitious game yet from Marvel.
  • “It’s an open world Spider-Man” game.
  • It’s been in development for “quite some time.”
  • It features an “all original story,” isn’t a part of the film universe, and is “based deep in the history and love of Spider-Man.
  • Expect to see a mix of Peter Parker and Spider-Man.
  • “We’re not announcing dates just yet.”

Over on NeoGAF, Insomniac’s James Stevenson said, “Everything you saw in that trailer was on current PS4 hardware. Not high-end PS4.”

Expect more details on Spider-Man PS4 in the coming months.

[Source: Marvel, PS Blog]