We were one of only two Australian outlets to get access to a behind-closed-doors session for Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game. 

Held at a special section of the PlayStation booth with Spider-Man creative director Bryan Intihar to pepper him with questions.

To begin the session, Intihar played us the trailer seen at Sony’s press briefing.

Once the gameplay session had concluded, members of the press were invited to ask anything they wanted about the game in an open Q&A. Here’s a bit of the exciting news we found out:

  • It’s open world – Intihar stopped short of saying anything more than that, and that the game ‘will have a definitive story’, but it’s an open world adventure for Spidey
  • It’s about Spider-Man both in and out of the suit – Intihar noted that Insomniac’s Spider-Man game will be just as much about the personal life of Peter Parker as it is the web slinger
  • It exists outside the main universe – Insomniac have crafted their own story for this game in consultation with Marvel and Sony, meaning that it exists outside the main film universes
  • Parker is 23 years old when the game starts
  • It will feature classic Marvel/Spider-Man villains as well as some newcomers
  • Intihar also couldn’t comment on the voice casting or the composer of the game, so keep an eye out for news on those fronts
  • The core goal of the game, according to Intihar, was to put Parker in situations that were challenging for him but still strive to include the ‘Insomniac DNA’

That’s pretty much the gist of it. We’ve watched the press briefing trailer at least ten times, and the Batman Arkham/Prototype combat hybrid is something we can’t wait to try for ourselves. We’re as excited as you are to play the latest Spider-Man game when it swings into action next year.