Insomniac Games Has Been Working On Multiplayer Modes For Marvel’s Spider-Man, PC Files Suggest

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (opens in a new tab)is an exclusively single-player experience, much like its follow-up Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is coming to PC soon. But it looks like developer Insomniac Games has toyed with the idea of ​​multiplayer in its open-world superhero game, as information uncovered in the PC version’s executable suggests.

The initial discovery was made by Twitter user DniweTamp, who posted two images showing lines of text purportedly from the game’s executable. One image references a phrase “Superior Spider-Man”, which may be applied to Peter Parker or Miles Morales. Other lines refer to red and blue teams, which alongside the phrase “Superior Spider-Man” implies that Insomniac was working on some form of competitive multiplayer for its game.

That’s not all. Another image includes what appear to be dev notes in the code, stating “If set and in co-op, character 2 will see this text.” This implies that Insomniac also had a co-op mode for Spidey in the works, allowing players to team up and battle thugs across New York together.

As for the validity of the images, the video game information site VGC stated in its own report (opens in a new tab)that she had “verified the contents of these files, confirming these elements”. So it looks like the files are legit.

The most likely reason behind these multiplayer hints is simply that Insomniac tested multiplayer functionality for Spider-Man but decided to drop it, either to narrow the scope of the project or simply because the studio couldn’t. make multiplayer work. way he wanted. That said, it’s possible it could also serve as a test bed for multiplayer in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Insomniac previously called the sequel “the most epic single-player adventure yet” from Peter and Miles. But the game will feature both Spideys in its campaign, and allowing cooperative play would be a hell of a hook for a second game.

Either way, for now, you’ll have to settle for Spidey solo. The good news is that it is by no means a bad alternative. (opens in a new tab)

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