Update: Spider-Man Probably Not Coming Out In 2017 After All
Update: Insomniac has responded to questions about the release date of its upcoming Spider-Man game on Twitter.
The developer responded to a fan's request for confirmation with the following tweet:
@Spidey889 No release timeframe has been announced— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) April 3, 2017
It's worth noting that Insomniac's tweet doesn't directly refute the rumored release, but merely states that they haven't announced a release time frame. That said, it certainly casts a big dose of doubt on Penagos' casual statement on the livestream. Chances are, it was just a mistake.
Last year Insomniac Games announced it was developing a PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man video game in collaboration with Marvel. The title will feature an older, more experienced version of the friendly-neighborhood webhead, and will not be part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity, but its own, stand-alone entity. While the footage shown at E3 2016 was quite impressive, no release window for the open-world title has been announced.
However, during a recent livestream event, Marvel Vice-President Ryan Penagos casually stated that Spider-Man for PS4 would be shipping in 2017. Did he reveal classified information in a classic Freudian Slip? Or did he just make an assumption based on his own current knowledge? We'll update this story once we learn more about Spider-Man's release date. In any case, we can expect to see more from the wall-crawling webslinger at E3 2017. In the meantime, check out the debut trailer for the PS4-exclusive.
It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see a 2017 release date unveiled at E3, but we'll wait until Sony confirms Penagos's words before we officially declare 2017 the Year of the Spider. Still, it would be really cool if the new game launched alongside the Blu-ray release of Spider-Man: Homecoming.