While the the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has a long and storied history in the world of video games, none of his previous appearances have generated as much excitement as the current game in development at Insomniac Games, makers of Ratchet and Clank and Sunset Overdrive. First revealed during Sony’s E3 2016 press briefing, Spider-Man sent the live crowd into a frenzy with its incredible graphics and insane action. Fast forward to E3 2018 and the game is nearing release. Sony and Insomniac brought a playable build of the game to Los Angeles and the Shacknews street team got the chance to go hands-on.
Running on a modified version of the engine that powered Sunset Overdrive, Spider-Man has the looks and moves of a winner. Peter Parker can swing freely throughout the crowded city streets and is able to engage criminals through some nifty seamless transition animations. The combat system looks incredibly slick and the framerate appears to be very smooth.
Any of the action that doesn’t look super cool is 100% the fault of our intern Donovan, who was on the control stick while his entourage filmed the action over his shoulder. You can get a decidedly less-bootleg Spider-Man experience yourself when the game swings onto the PS4 and PS4 Pro on September 7.