Members of the Insomniac Games development team have been forced to speak out against the online abuse they are receiving over the lack of Marvel's Spider-Man 2 updates. The problem was first brought to light by advanced senior community manager Aaron Jason Espinoza, who tweeted: "Sending violent threats to game developers over game development things is childish and just plain f**king stupid."
Director James Stevenson then picked up the post and added: "Don't do this. We know you want updates and info. We're working to get things to you as fast as we can, given the extraordinary circumstances our team has faced." This would be in reference to the hacking of Insomniac Games that took place late last year.
Insomniac Games last year confirmed it's working on a significant PS5 patch that will include New Game+, the option to change the time of day, a replay missions feature, and tendril colour customisation. The update was delayed to "early 2024" so the developer could conduct "more testing". The statement continued: "In the meantime, we appreciate your patience as our team works to finish our next update for Marvel's Spider-Man 2!" Unfortunately, it seems some fans have lost their patience and immediately resorted to hurtling abuse at those who made the PS5 exclusive possible.
This isn't the first time select members of the Marvel's Spider-Man community have resorted to abusing the game's creators, as Mary-Jane Watson's face model Stephanie Tyler Jones was harassed last month. In a statement addressed to "Spider-Man fans", she said: "Over the weekend, some followers crossed boundaries. One even went to the extent of calling my workplace and leaving multiple voicemails wanting to speak with me and requesting I call back, which is unacceptable and considered stalking.