Spider-Man PS4 Unveils Enticing New Screenshots, Will Feature Open World

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Prior to the moment when the lights went down on Sony’s E3 showcase, all signs pointed to inFamous studio Sucker Punch taking the reins of a licensed Spider-Man game for Marvel.

As it turns out, those rumors were fairly off base, with Sony revealing that Insomniac, fresh from resurrecting Ratchet & Clank, will take point on Spider-Man PS4. Precious few details were offered up during the conference – Sony’s keynote did move along at a good clip, after all – but with E3 2016 now in full swing, Insomniac has outlined some key features PlayStation 4 owners can expect from the superhero experience.

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First up, it is in no way affiliated with Jon Watts’ 2017 feature film and instead features an “original story.” Expect to clock eyes on both Peter Parker and Spider-Man suited and booted, and in electing Insomniac to helm the project, Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann believes the Sunset Overdrive devs are the perfect fit:

“Not only are they world class game developers that make phenomenal story-driven experiences, but they also craft games bursting with personality, humor and most importantly: fun…just like Spidey!”

“The Marvel Games team is determined to deliver authentic Marvel experiences filled with our magic mix of action, drama, humor, romance, social relevance, and jaw-dropping awesomeness. This all-new Spider-Man game and our partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac is a direct result of our wholehearted dedication to creating the best Marvel games the world has ever seen!”

Spider-Man PS4 has apparently been in development for “quite some time,” indicating that Insomniac’s licensed title may not be too far off after all.