If you're buying a boxed copy of Marvel's Spider-Man 2 this week, developer Insomniac Games wants you to know that the game's "playable with no patch or online requirement" straight from the disc — which is nice to hear. But the studio also strongly recommends grabbing the day one update, which should be available to download at launch.
"The disc contains the entire game and is playable from start to finish with no patch or online requirement," the team explains. "But for the best experience, we highly encourage physical/disc-based players to download update Version 1.001.002 on launch day — prior to experiencing the opening mission of the game for the first time."
Now obviously, day one patches are nothing new, but it just goes to show that even the most polished projects can still be improved upon before release. In particular, this update promises improvements to the "opening sections of the game", and "includes other general refinements to your spidey experience". Additional accessibility options are also part of this patch.
Of course, if you're grabbing the game digitally, then this update will be included in your download automatically.
We always find ourselves wondering just how many people must miss out on day one patches. Our consoles are so reliant on an internet connection these days that not having it online seems strange, but we suppose Spider-Man 2 will appeal to a very broad audience who might not necessarily be aware of things like day one updates.
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