'Spider-Man PS4' News: The Game Will Be Open-World

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Jul 04, 2016 11:27 AM EDT
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It's been a quick while since we first heard news that a new "Spider-Man" game will soon be coming to the Playstation 4. Yep, that's the one with the weird white spider emblem on the chest.

GamesRadar has uncovered, through some inspired Twitter digging and monitoring, some new information about "Spider-Man" for the PS4. Here's what we know so far. First, the team at developer Insomniac Games working on "Spider-Man" is pretty big, and everything we saw in all of Insomniac's reveals is 100% gameplay footage. No cinematics.

Next, "Spider-Man" will be running on the same engine "Ratchet and Clank"—both of which are coming from developer Insomniac Games—is using, the Insomniac engine. The third bit of information, and perhaps what is possibly the most important detail about "Spider-Man": much like "Spider-Man 2" on the Playstation 2, players will be able to freely swing around an open-world Manhattan.

As for "Spider-Man"'s story, it's revealed that Insomniac is "working very closely" with Marvel to develop the game's story, which will not touch on Spider-Man's origins in any way despite a possible tie-in with "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Instead, Spider-Man is already an established presence in New York in the game. Insomniac is also hinting towards a possible feature in which players may be able to play as both Spider-Man and alter-ego Peter Parker.

And with regard to the somewhat controversial white spider symbol in the middle of the suit, apparently it might have something to do with "Spider-Man"'s plot. Insomniac isn't offering any details as to what it could possibly mean, but it might help considering that the only time the spider suit has had a white symbol is when it's actually the black symbiote suit. That, or it could be some sort of augmentation to the suit.

"Spider-Man" for the Playstation 4 does not yet have any release date, but we'll update you as we get more information.

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