During the Marvel Live programming from San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Games Executive Creative Director Bill Rosemann talked more about Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games.
Rosemann mentioned that the team doesn’t want to show too much and spoil everything. They just want to hint at what the story is like, and provide “appetizers” of the gameplay and of the amount of Easter eggs that are going to be in the game.
He also explained that the team reads all the comments and feedback from the fans, because they have time to make adjustments. According to Rosemann, Insomniac Games was very quick in adjusting the swinging mechanics in just a month since E3. The team at Marvel Games is made of fans that grew up with the characters and playing video games, and somehow they ended up in their position to make the games. They feel it’s their duty to get it right.
“Light Spider-man himself, with great power comes great rseponsibility. We’re lucky enough to work on these things, and it’s our responsibility to make it awesome, to make them the best Marvel games ever.”
Rosemann stressed the concept further, mentioning that making the best Marvel games ever is their “solemn duty” and their “life quest.”
He talked about the battle in the subway against Mr. Negative, which has already been confirmed being an actual encounter in the game, mentioning that while Spider-Man can swing around in open spaces, he can fight in contained spaces as well, taking advantage of his agility, the way he thinks, his quick movements, acrobatics, and improvisation. The team wants to give the fans “the different experiences of what it’s like to be Spider-man in different situations.”
Yet, we learned that that piece of artwork isn’t the only scene that we’ll get to actually play: Rosemann confirmed that all the art that is being revealed “has led to some scene in the game” and the team “let nothing go to waste.”
If you want to see more of what the game looks like, you can check out a trailer from E3 2017, and a batch of screenshots released for the same show. You should also check out Logan’s analysis of the latest artwork, including the piece about the subway battle.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is coming in 2018 exclusively for PS4.