Zero-Cool Wanted Level
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Insomniac Games working with Sony to launch a new wave of Marvel Comics games. No more movie tie-ins (except for possible dlc to coincide with films/comics) as they want propery devilpment cycles and not rush anything.

Some details from the dev in the blog below.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/06/13/insomniacs-new-ps4-exclusive-spider-man-game-revealed-first-trailer/

Dev confirmed all in-game footage used for the trailer




Marvel did interviews about their plans. Sounds promising.

Notes taken from neogaf
Jay's team is specifically focused on console-style games for Marvel. The mobile and social stuff is already hitting it out of the park, so his group is dedicated to making their console games great again.
Insomniac/Sony's Spider-Man series will be the only console Spider-Man series going forward. They want to find excellent teams and then dedicate the IPs to them so they can focus on quality. That's not to say Spider-Man can't be in a cross-over game, but you won't see something like Activision console Spider-Man games coming out alongside these. Jay explicitly says "The future of the Spider-Man console games is with Sony and Insomniac."
Movie tie-in games are over for Marvel. This is the same as their mobile strategy. All games will be given lengthy development cycles with all the budget they need and have no concerns about hitting a specific date tied to a movie/comic book/whatever. Marvel is very clear that developers cannot be rushed or underfunded if they're going to make great games.
That said, Jay notes that on the mobile side, the games tend to have tie-in events when films or certain initiatives like Women of Marvel launch. He doesn't explicitly commit to this happening on the console side, since it probably varies a lot per game, but don't be super shocked if you have downloadable skins or DLC for a game when a movie or comic book initiative comes out, especially if it's a living product.
When asked about whether Marvel's console games will have cross-overs and cameos like the films do, he states "The world's full of surprises. You never know."
Jay notes that in the past, they used to take about 30% of console game opportunities that are presented to them. These days it's more like 10%.
He's also clear that Marvel will only work with developers who they think will make excellent, top tier titles instead of just "good" games. So far their two publicly announced partners are Insomniac and Telltale. He speaks very fondly of the LEGO games, but IIRC that's run out of the mobile licensing division.
Marvel will also only work with developers who are clearly very excited about the IP itself instead of just the IP's money making potential. He notes that he can usually tell within the first 30 seconds if someone is actually passionate about the IP in question.
There's an implication that the publishing partner is also important to them. I imagine this is especially true for retail games.
Jay mentions that the success of the films and the success of their top mobile games, along with the break away from the movie game model, has resulted in way more developers being interested in working with them. He mentions that developers have even gotten more open to the idea during his two year tenure as titles like Marvel: Contest of Champions have crossed $200 million.
As for working with Insomniac specifically, Jay mentions that they're only 10 minutes away from the studio and 10 minutes away from Sony as well, so that they're in contact every day, which they think is very helpful for getting their new initiative going well. They also openly admit that Spider-Man is the most commercially successful superhero so they're more than happy to start with him.
Jay notes they have several other console games in development that will be revealed over the upcoming years. I probably wouldn't expect an immediate impending announcement (beyond perhaps unveiling Telltale's game) since he wasn't teasing any more reveals soon.

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Kylo Ren Registered User
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I so excite.

Grayditch Registered User
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Perfect company to do Spiderman.

EDIT: Wait, I'm thinking of Suckerpunch, but still...

Turtyturd Registered User
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Is this an exclusive exclusive or a out on PS4 a few months before Xbox exclusive?

As a huge Spider-Man fan the former would would make me consider picking up a PS4. Costume looks like sh!te though but I am sure there'll be plenty of DLC to address that.

Penn Registered User
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Turtyturd said:
Is this an exclusive exclusive or a out on PS4 a few months before Xbox exclusive?

As a huge Spider-Man fan the former would would make me consider picking up a PS4. Costume looks like sh!te though but I am sure there'll be plenty of DLC to address that.


Ps4 exclusive. If they're doing a shared universe of games with other Marvel characters games it's unknown if the other games will be exclusive or not (there may be Xbox exclusive games too, we don't know).

I do like the idea of a shared game universe of Marvel games, though I'd worry they'd run out of enemies fast seeing as how games tend to have enemies as sub-bosses or side missions.

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Turtyturd Registered User
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Penn said:
Ps4 exclusive. If they're doing a shared universe of games with other Marvel characters games it's unknown if the other games will be exclusive or not (there may be Xbox exclusive games too, we don't know).

I do like the idea of a shared game universe of Marvel games, though I'd worry they'd run out of enemies fast seeing as how games tend to have enemies as sub-bosses or side missions.



I reckon the exclusivity is part of the deal to send Spidey home. As for a shared universe I reckon making non repetitive types of games would be a bigger issue than recurring enemies.

Zero-Cool Wanted Level
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Sony approached Insomniac with the idea so it sounded like it was their choice from the beginning to be exclusive. Still, it's such a big license, surely they'd make more money having it on xbox as well.

As for the spidey suit, Insomniac said at E3, the white spider serves a purpose that will be revealed later. Intriguing but I'm sure there will be a ton of costumes to unlock/find. The graphics and city look class so far and of they can get the swinging mechanics down (ala Spideerman 2) then it could turn out to be a lot of fun. Hopefully this will be Spidey's answer to the Batman Arkham series.

tok9 Registered User
#8

Sony owns some rights to Spiderman so I'd imagine that's why it's exclusive.

Everyone expected Suckerpunch due to the rumour but I have to say Insomniac was a great choice. They are really going all out with the current batch of games they've created, Ratchet & Clank, Song of the Deep, Edge of Nowhere... all very different games.

From what I heard, the traversal in Sunset Overdrive was really good.

Skerries Registered User
#9

are the Spider-Man games any good?

genuinely the last one I played was this

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Vyse Registered User
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I thought shattered dimensions was a great game. Nice bit of variety in it.

SeantheMan Registered User
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Spiderman 2 is considered the best of all of them, by a long way.

I think shattered dimensions was also popular somewhat.


I personally haven't played any superhero games in recent years as most of them have been awful or disappointing ...with the exception of the first few Batman games (Deadpool, Wolverine, Spiderman etc)

Doodleking Registered User
#12

Why doesn't Insomniac Games announce the release date?

Nathan G Registered User
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Doodleking said:
Why doesn't Insomniac Games announce the release date?


Most likely they don't know when it will be ready to launch.

Zero-Cool Wanted Level
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Release date '2018'....

Looking really cool but I'm not sold on the swinging yet, it looks slow and stiff in the e3 demo.

Osmosis Jones Registered User
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Looks like a whole lot of fun, the Arkham combat doesn't put me off as long as it's engaging enough. The mission they showed did have far too many QTEs for my liking however.

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