Over the past few months, Insomniac Games has diligently added content updates to Marvel’s Spider-Man, adding hours of gameplay and awesome suits. It looks like the developer saved their best work for last.
After looking like the Sam Raimi suit wouldn’t make it into the game, Insomniac on Thursday revealed players will be able to swing around New York City in the suit worn by Toby Maguire. The suit is free for anyone who owns a copy of the game on PlayStation 4.
The suit’s arrival carriers with it a lot of controversy. Over the past few months, Spider-Man fans have hounded Insomniac about introducing the suit, to the point where some fans directed toxic language and hate at the developer, including community director James Stevenson.
Things reached a fever pitch when the game’s third DLC was announced, because it didn’t include the suit players thought they deserved. But it’s here now, and fans couldn’t be happier.
It's sad that you guys went through the whole harassment and death threats because these people couldn't wait. Hope next time they will not make that mistake again
— Blasty (@Blastygames) December 20, 2018
you guys deserve apologies. it clearly wasn't in your control. thank you so much and have a happy holiday!
— Megan L 🧡💚 JaFirst (@MadamGojira64) December 20, 2018
I don’t know what it is about the gaming community. So much impatience and seeming belief ‘nothing is happening’ if devs, platform holders, whatever, aren’t explaining all their moves publicly.
— Stewart Hart (@JAGLeMans) December 20, 2018
While it’s exciting that Insomniac was able to include a suit many fans feel a special connection to, it’s hard not to feel like there’s a dark cloud hanging over its arrival.
Insomniac could have been planning to introduce the suit all along. But it really seems like the developer was bullied into acquiescing to angry fans.
“Just know things take a LONG time sometimes (months and months!) and even then go down to the literal wire,” Stevenson said on Twitter. “We obviously never stopped listening.”