If you saw Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, you no doubt witnessed the rather awesome gameplay demo of Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man.
While Spidey clobbered a lot of bad guys and even had cranes bashing their heads, you won’t see the webslinger kill anyone in the game. Some might be thinking that this was done to make the gameplay stage demo more “PG-friendly,” but as it turns out, this is purely a gameplay design decision by Insomniac.
Speaking to Kotaku at E3, Insomniac Games Creative Director Bryan Intihar confirmed this nugget of info, and revealed the (sound) logic behind it.
It’s certain scenarios we’ve put him in, certain abilities he’ll do during combat to prevent people from dying…So whether it’s about deciding where stuff gets placed or how it unfolds, Spider-Man’s not gonna be killing people. That’s not the game we want to make.
Additionally, Intihar confirmed that gamers will also be able to play as Peter Parker, which might come as a bit of a surprise to some people.
It can’t just be Spider-Man 100 percent of the time…Peter Parker is integral to the character. In our game, you’re gonna see Peter a lot in story and in gameplay. He has a job. He just graduated college, and he has his first job as a scientist.
Well, color me excited! Insomniac seems to be nailing everything down so far, and I can’t wait to whip around New York as the webslinger sometime next year.