With Activision having rights to the Spiderman IP for a decade or so and nearly destroying the franchise, "I for one can't wait for Insomniac and Sony to unleash the true potential of the Spiderman IP."
If I could have chosen any studio to develop a Spider-Man game, I would have picked Insomniac. This whole thing is perfect.
I'd love to hear the in-depth story about how it came to be, but here's the lowdown. - Marvel Games came to Sony wanting their expertise in making a AAA single-player game with one of Marvel's properties. - Sony was tasked with sourcing a studio they saw fit, and presented Insomniac Games. - Insomniac was given a choice of which superhero, and Bryan Intihar convinced Ted Price to let him take the lead with Spider-Man. - The rest is history. What we're seeing now is what happens when the game is in the hands of people who care.
Honestly.. I could find a few things I would like added and/or different, BUT... that being said... this is the absolute best Spider-Man game ever made, without any other Spidey game coming close or even compareable. This is going to be amazing. (Though, I actaully really liked "Ultimate Spiderman", was a fun and different game back then, not comparing though.. because, compared to this new one.. it sucked HARD).
You speak as though you played it. Have you? I’m not trying to be funny but to make a statement like that would suggest you played every previous Spider-Man game as well as this one.
I had Ultimate Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction for the 360 due to BC but sold them back to Gamestop (those games kept there value) due to me believing I wouldn't have time to play them 😯 That was 2 big mistakes
yea lets wait until we actually play the game to judge. The e3 demo looks promising but we wont know until we actually play the game
I think a lot of people are failing to see that right around the time that this game started development, Sony studios was under heavy pressure to either give up on their rights for Spider-Man to marvel studios or collaborate with them. What we are seeing is a compromise between the two, I believe that Spider-Man in the MCU was more urgent than Disney initially lead us to believe which is why Sony gained exclusive rights to the game license of Spiderman
They don't have exclusive rights to Spiderman lol
Marvel started looking at how to treat their properties better in video games in 2014 after the deal with Activision expired. It is why we will be seeing a multi platform Avengers game from Square Enix that is being developed by Crystal Dynamics. It was also during that time Marvel approached Sony about developing a game that was treated as well as Sony treats 1st party titles. Whether those talks were part of the movie deal is unclear. What is clear is that Sony chose Insomniac and went to them about the deal. Insomniac had free reign over any character in the Marvel Universe but they are the ones who decided on Spider-Man. It wasn't Sony or Marvel who made that decision. http://www.playstationlifes... I get why people do assume that it was up to Sony though since yes they have controlled the movie fate of Spider-Man for decades now. I actually think having Insomniac choose Spider-Man does bode well for the game overall though as it is clearly something that wanted to do and get right.
sony studios wasnt doing anything amazing with spiderman. But who would force them to give up the rights to spiderman? They can do whatever they want with him since they bought the rights to spiderman back when marvel almost went bankrupt
@zeref You're so WRONG lol
“What we're seeing now is what happens when the game is in the hands of people who care.” THIS! The footage so far really shows that the game has been developed by Spiderman fans. I’m very certain that Insomniac and Playstation will do Spidey justice.
If this Spider-Man does well, this just looks great on Sony and IG part. This could mean Disney could start talking with Sony again about another Marvel video game.
Bingo. Especially if they were given the choice of which superhero/universe to make. I'm curious how big of a list they had to choose from and what would be their second pick?
Hell...even Star wars could get some single player love...
Such a great thing and we'd never get a game of this caliber from them!
there is some good activision spider-man games that i like and remember they did not make the games they publish it
Web of shadow and shattered dimensions were good
Those are two favs as well!
and ultimate spider-man
Activision was good until cheap COD streams begun, that was the end of quality games from Activision.
Insomniac's community director " I never had to explain the word Exclusive this much" Lmao!! Looks like Some section aint liking that Spiderman is exclusive to the PS4..
the next Star Wars i hope. there is so much lore to be told. Sony could create really great complex games in this universe. EA is just beyond terrible.
According to rumors i am hearing EA is making an Open World Star Wars. Dont know if its true or not. But could be true.. Ya i agree Sony would do better with Star wars but Disney wont allow it.. :(
@Ceaser Yeah its true. One of my friends who works at EA said apparently nobody knows anything about it not even the people who are working on it except the higher ups. They have to sign some NDA later in the year before they can officially start working on it. Apparently, all the assets from cancelled one were scrapped so they have to start from scratch.
Rachel Hope its Good but EA and their MT.. Anxious about Anthem
@ rachel i guess alot more people know about it since your leaking it on this page. but i dont have much high anticipation since it is EA after all. They have sucked the last 2 generations
That's Microsoft's fault too for making the word exclusive confusing to some people.
On the flipside Marvel’s more hands on approach ruined Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
yup...the old MvC were great with comic books characters. those movie characters ruined it in Infinite
Amen to that, also it's in the best possible hands in the industry, Sony and Insomniac hands.
Sony doesn't have the exclusive rights to Spiderman. If Microsoft came with a bag of money they could probably make their own Spiderman game too. We know they don't have exclusive rights because Spiderman is in several Capcom games and mobile games. He's literally on every platform.
M$ isn't really in the "single player" game anymore per Spencer. He said they are complicated!
I'm still holding out hope that Ni No Kuni 2 will be a launch title for xbox.
That just shows that Microsoft isn't interested in bringing a Spiderman game to Xbox if what you said is true.
Yes it does have. Marvel signed the partnership with Sony for this and future Spider-man games. Article: http://www.playstationlifes... From the article: "...Jay Ong, Marvel's Vice President of Games, hinted that he partership with Sony will extend beyond one title: We've had a long history of success with Activision and we still have a great relationship with them. But the future of the Spider-man console games us with Sony and Insomniac. We're delighted about this parnership and that's something to continue foward." So not only this game, but the other Spider-man games will be full Playstation exclusive. So you can freely add Spidey in the ever growing list of awesome PS4 exclusives library and no amount of MS cash can change that fact. I would suggest you ask MS to invest that "bag of cash" into creating some actual content for that tech demo known as the SoT.
Not to mention we will probably see more [email protected] from them as well after the success of the remake on PS4. Sony knows how to treat developers like Insomniac well which is why they have those exclusives from them.
It's not an exclusive license lol, other companies can use Spiderman in their games as well. Spiderman might even be in that avengers game that square Enix is working on.
@zeref, yeah they may be able to use Spiderman to a point but they can't make a full Spiderman game fgs. Sony have the license from Marvel just like EA do with fifa etc. No amount of ms cash is gonna change anything. Just face it it isn't gonna be on anything but PS4 no matter how much you cry about it.
Ignorance flow through you
So tell me how it's an exclusive license when there are several Spiderman games on mobile and Capcom games. Also what about the upcoming avengers game? Spiderman will probably be in it.
You're the most uninformed user on n4g....
Zeref.. Do you know little knowledge is dangerous?? Also its a known fact Sony only owns Movie rights of Spiderman and hence due to the business deal between Sony and Marvel ( Movies) Marvel asked Sony to pick any Marvel hero and make a game.. Sony approached Insomniac and Spiderman was picked.. Oh! Ya MS has alot of money but why aint they investing on Xbox exclusives?? Less First party dev, games getting cancelled.. No new Ips... Lmao!! Because MS is treating Xbox as an entertainment service and not Gaming. Hence Xbox will never ever beat Sony, who puts their heart and soul on the Playstation division. They take alot of risk, gives creative freedom and invest alot on their first party.. And guess what All this matters alot ... So stop the hatred. Get the PS4 and play the amazing games it offers.. Hell! I made 13 xbox dudes i know get a PS4 and they thanked me.. Treated me some beers..
If if's and but's were candy and nuts..................
It is an exclusive licence hence why this and future Spidey games will be Playstation exclusive LOL. Also Spidey might be or not in the new Avengers game but that depends on wether Sony will allow it, just how Marvel allowed Avenger characters to appear in this new Spidey game or how Sony allowed Spider-man to appear in the Marvel movies. Also Spidey appeard in the Capcom and on the mobile games simply because up until now Activision had exclusive rights on the character and as third party developer it released Spider-man on all platforms, but now Spidey is in the Sony hands and it will be a different story from now on. Just look at this new game for example, if it was made by Activision it would be released for all platforms but since Sony now holds exclusive rights this and future Spidey games will be full Playstation exclusive. But the most important thing is Spidey is now in the best hands in the gaming industry, in the Sony hands and that's what really hurts you xbots, it hurts you pretty bad as we see how you are salty and butthurt here and on the other Spidey articles.
look at the history of spiderman and youll see that your 200% wrong. Sony bought the rights to spiderman a long time ago when marvel almost went bankrupts
Let's assume for a minute that Sony didn't have exclusive rights to anything Spiderman related or Marvel for that matter. Still, Disney parent owner of Marvel asked them to pick a publisher to publish a game. And that publisher to pick the developer. So out of Marvel's infinite wisdom they probably didn't have to go far to talk to Sony/PlayStation. Marvel probably looked at their track record and send their level of success and potential to sell the most copies of Spider-Man backed by the install base Sony has. If Nintendo or Microsoft was in Sony's shoes during the time of the deal I bet this could easily be a different story. If Spider-Man is to be a hit we could potentially see future games.
Maybe we can eventually get X-Men Legends 3?(Nah, that ship sailed, :'( oh well.)
Marvel heroes omega was probably the closest we'll get to that.
That's good news I'll try out this Spiderman game now what we need is a another developer to pick up the Transformers license and produce games that are just as good as War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron.
Peter Parker : "Free at last" thank God almighty I'm Free at last.
Finally a good Spiderman :D
Now we need Star Wars and Dragon Age (before they kill it) to be in better hands.
those are EA's
And almost everyone, except MS, is a better hand than those.
What is this “we?” Is this article written by a Disney executive
I thought Activision was in bed with Sony now
To be honest tell now I haven't seen big difference between Insomniac and Act... Spider Man in Terms of Gameplay and Ideas
I played a Spiderman game on the SNES & I didn't like it so whenever a Spiderman game would release on a console every gen I would stay away from it. This is a Spiderman game that looks to be done properly,the graphics & the production of it all looks absolutely amazing & interesting. A day one buy for me.
Wait, are you talking about Maximum Carnage? I loved Maximum Carnage. That game was hard.
I hope Activision is watching
now if only crash and spyro could be away from activision hands as well...
at the very least, they have stopped putting those 2 in their Skylander games and did Justice with the remasters.
yeah...but I'd say let them. the one year exclusive deal was beneficial to both parties and it just shows to Activision that if they do a favor like that, PS gamers will definitely give their supports. N'sane Trilogy was one of the best selling game last year and I think it was partly due to it being exclusive. they already got their investment back thanks to the sales on PS4 alone, I think, and it was a great remaster. it doesn't hurt to have everybody else also get a taste. I don't know if the Spyro one will get the same reception as it's a multiplat from the get go but if they do the games justice, I hope they get the sales they deserve. cheers
Thank God Marvel didn't re-up. Hopefully this leads to other comic characters getting games they deserve.
Too much superhero crap these days overload.
Game looks great.