One of the biggest announcements during last night's Sony E3 2016 press conference is that Insomniac Games is making a Spider-Man game exclusively for the PlayStation 4. The title defies all expected market realities in many ways: Insomniac Games – an independent studio – is working with Sony – a platform holder – to create an exclusive game based on Marvel's uber-popular property. But the license holder seems stoked about the "dream team" that it's assembled.
"Insomniac is a perfect match for Spider-Man because not only are they world class game developers that make phenomenal story-driven experiences, but they also craft games bursting with personality, humour, and most importantly: fun – just like Spidey," wrote Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann.
On the subject of the PS4, he added: "The PS4 is one of the most exciting gaming platforms ever! But not only [has Sony] created a great gaming console, they also have an amazing line-up of first-party titles and a community of the most passionate players that we are thrilled to join." He certainly seems pretty stoked.
Rosemann concluded that all parties are committed to collaborating on one of the greatest Spider-Man games ever made. "This all-new Spider-Man game and our partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac is a direct result of our wholehearted dedication to creating the best Marvel games the world has ever seen," he beamed. Given the success that Warner Bros has had with Batman, it's nice to see Marvel finally taking games seriously.