The entirety of Marvel's Spider-Man is set in New York City's central borough, Manhattan. You won't be swinging across to Queens or even Liberty Island during your time in Insomniac's blockbuster adventure. This led some to believe that the game's DLC, The City that Never Sleeps, may venture further afield to let Spidey explore other areas of NYC. As it turns out, this isn't the case.
The developer confirmed as much to FANDOM when it sat down with community director James Stevenson. Here's what he had to say when asked if the web head might explore beyond Manhattan in the future:
"Those things you can see off the Manhattan Island – like the Statue of Liberty and the rafts moving about the harbour – are not fully built out. So they can’t be used in future DLC. They are there because it wouldn’t feel like New York without them. He can’t really get there anyway: there’s no buildings to attach your webs to [for swinging] and Spider-Man doesn’t like to swim very much.
“It was definitely something we thought about because we didn’t want a situation like Grand Theft Auto where it tells you the bridge is out as that is weird. It’s more that Spider-Man doesn’t want to ditch his responsibilities in Manhattan. So all the future content for the game, which has been announced, will be set within the Manhattan Island.”
So there we are: all the planned DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man is staying put. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as it seems like the island is pretty sizeable. What do you make of this news? Are you happy with this, or would you rather Spidey explored the wider New York City in his DLC adventures? Crawl down into the comments and let us know.