Insomniac understands that with great power comes great responsibility.
Spider-Man has to be one of the most highly anticipated releases of not just this year, but this entire generation. The deadly combination of Insomniac and the Spider-Man property is rightly making a lot of people very excited for the game- we all expect them to do right by this legendary character, and it’s been pretty clear that Insomniac are taking the responsibility very seriously as well.
In an interview with Gamereactor, Insomniac’s chief brand officer Ryan Schneider talked about how Insomniac are very well aware of all the expectations people have from this game, and as all of them have been fans of the web-slinger since they were children themselves, they’re treating the property with as much care as fans would want them to.
“What we’ve been trying to do is raise the bar every E3 we’ve been at, and any time we are public with any asset, with any story we wanna tell, we realise that we need to outdo ourselves from the time before,” Schneider said. “Not to get too corny, but we understand the great responsibility we have to deliver a truly remarkable Spider-Man experience.”
“It’s certainly a passion play for us,” he continued. “It’s our first game at Insomniac that is not our own IP, but we all grew up being Spider-Man fans, whether it was eating cereal in the mornings watching the cartoons or reading the comics, watching the films, playing the games – Spider-Man is a part of all of us, and I think he’s such a remarkable superhero because of how well people can relate and identify with being both Peter Parker and Spider-Man, so just to have the opportunity to bring that character and world to life in our own way is beyond special.”
As things stand right now, it’s definitely looking like they’re going to deliver on all that promise. The footage they showed off at this year’s E3, along with the open world demo footage they revealed, all looked excellent. Not long to go until we find out for ourselves- Spider-Man launches exclusively for the PS4 on September 7.