Developer Insomniac Games Publisher SIE Format PS4 Release TBA
With his ability to gracefully cover large amounts of one of the world’s most iconic cities at searing speed, Spider-Man has long felt like the ideal star of an open-world superhero game. He’s certainly deserved better than his back catalogue, whose only shining light is the 12-year-old, Treyarch-developed Spider-Man 2.
Sunset Overdrive showed Insomniac has the right way of looking at traversal in an open world, and the studio certainly has the sense of humour for it too. It’s a close collaboration between the studio and Marvel – their offices are just a few minutes apart. Details are, like so many of Sony’s E3 games, on the scant side, but Marvel suggests this is a standalone game, rather than being tied in to a forthcoming movie. Given Parker’s recent Hollywood form, that’s probably for the best too.