Spider-Man PS4 graphics not a downgrade, says Insomniac

Fewer puddles don't mean graphics downgrade


Recent rumors suggested that we might see a graphics downgrade in the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game. However, developer Insomniac Games has confirmed that there is no downgrade.

The issue was picked up due to a popular Reddit post that showed more puddles in the Spider-Man E3 trailer, and fewer puddles in the new gameplay video. Insomniac Games confirmed that the size of the puddles have changed, but stressed that it is not a downgrade in graphics. James Stevenson, community manager for Insomniac Games, said “The puddles being moved had nothing to do with performance. Pretty sure it was a design/art/usability reason thing.

“Definitely wasn’t performance, as we have spots with tons of puddles in the game with no performance issue.”


Fans have also noted that the Spider-Man suit looks quite different. However, Stevenson confirmed that this is due to the use of better technology. Certain blurs in the suit is on purpose, to make it look better overall, especially when in motion.

Stevenson also answered how long the upcoming title will be. He confirmed that the average player who will focus entirely on story alone, without any side missions or unlockables hunt, can finish the game in 20 hours. It will take a lot longer if the player chooses to play differently, or tries to achieve every single optional objective. In comparison most of Insomniac’s games are just ten hours long.

Spider-Man releases on September 7, 2018, which is a Friday, so you can finish the game during the weekend. You might want to preorder now, because most retailers are already running out of stock, especially the collector’s and deluxe editions or the PlayStation 4 bundle.

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