It Took Insomniac Games Months of Work to Bring the Raimi Suit to Marvel's Spider-Man
Insomniac Games' Community Director says the Raimi suit was in development for Marvel's Spider-Man before the game even released.
Earlier today, nostalgic fans of the early 2000s Spider-Man movie series screamed with joy at the announcement that they’ll now be able to swing around Marvel’s Spider-Man in the suit Tobey Maguire wore in the critically acclaimed films (well, except for the third). Now, Insomniac Games has gone on record saying that the suit’s been in the work for months.
According to James Stevenson, the Community Director at Insomniac Games, the suit went into development even before the game was released back in September. Unfortunately, the developer couldn’t say anything “due to the complexity” of the situation. To put this in context, the approval process of getting to suit into the game was likely an exhaustive one that had to involve Sony’s film division, Marvel Games, and Insomniac Games. There was likely a lot of legal work that had to be done before the suit could be added to Marvel’s Spider-Man.
As many people know, its absence prompted “fans” to flock to Twitter and harass the developer about why it wasn’t bringing the suit to the game. Even though Insomniac knew for months that they would likely be adding the suit down the road, they couldn’t say anything about it to alleviate fan concerns, as Stevenson points out. While it may have seemed like they weren’t listening to their fans at times, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Raimi-inspired “Webbed Suit” is available right now for all Marvel’s Spider-Man players. If you want to pick up the game on Amazon, you can currently do so.
Yup. Today’s release was ultimately in the works for MONTHS and started before the base game even released.
But as you note, due to the complexity, we could say absolutely nothing. https://t.co/kYx5jB6HdY
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) December 20, 2018