With the marvelous Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2017) demonstration left behind, Insomniac Games has started to become more open about Spider-Man.
A new video lets us hear directly from the development team. This includes senior writer Jon Paquette, art director Jacinda Chew, animation director Bobby Coddington, and creative director Brian Intihar. Together, they offer insight on the inner workings of the studio to ensure that Spider-Man does not disappoint fans in any way.
A “giant team of animators” is currently working on the game. We already saw the slick web-slinging action last month and the combat looked buttery smooth. According to the developer, it was only a glimpse into what the animation department has achieved.
Yuri Watanabe, who was present in the gameplay footage, is actually a contact of Spider-Man in the New York City Police Department (NYCPD). He will have a core role to play in the single-player campaign.
Elsewhere, Marvel pointed out that the upcoming title is heavily influenced by the Batman: Arkham franchise. Mike Jones, executive producer and vice president of Marvel Games, is a big fan of Rocksteady Studios and loves what it did with the Dark Knight. A lot of gameplay and characters for Spider-Man take inspiration from just that.
“The Arkham games…inspired us to lean into our characters and trust that nailing the uniqueness of each character experience is really what’s going to make the gameplay compelling,” he said.
As mentioned previously, Spider-Man will feature an open-world and players will be free to swing from building to building to wherever they want to go. The game is without a release date and is in development exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.