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.
Dev confirmed all in-game footage used for the trailer
Marvel did interviews about their plans. Sounds promising.
Notes taken from neogaf
I so excite.
Perfect company to do Spiderman.
EDIT: Wait, I'm thinking of Suckerpunch, but still...
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.
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.
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.
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.
are the Spider-Man games any good?
genuinely the last one I played was this
I thought shattered dimensions was a great game. Nice bit of variety in it.
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)
Why doesn't Insomniac Games announce the release date?
Most likely they don't know when it will be ready to launch.
Release date '2018'....
Looking really cool but I'm not sold on the swinging yet, it looks slow and stiff in the e3 demo.
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.