Spider-Man PS4: Marvel Tried to Cut The Game’s Biggest Twist


It seems that Marvel tried to cease certainly one of Spider-Man‘s PS4’s greatest plot factors whereas the sport was nonetheless in improvement. In different phrases, do not learn forward if you have not had the prospect to expertise Insomniac’s Spider-Man and nonetheless want to take action. 

Now that we acquired that out of the best way, Yuri Lowenthal (who voices Spider-Man within the PS4 recreation) just lately appeared on the GameZone podcast and spoke about Marvel’s affect on the event of the hit title. While it sounds just like the Insomniac/Marvel relationship was largely easy, the 2 sides did hit a little bit of a snag when Marvel discovered that Insomniac meant to kill Aunt May. 

“We [recorded the scene] and it felt prefer it labored after which, I imagine I can say this, Marvel got here again and stated, ‘You guys can’t kill Aunt May … we are able to’t have that’,” stated Lowenthal. “We had been like, ‘Too unhealthy as a result of we felt that it was nice, however we perceive. It’s your property and also you gotta have management over it.’ We saved doing the sport and Insomniac would ship stuff again to Marvel for approval and Marvel, months later, got here again with, ‘You know what? You guys have earned it. You can kill Aunt May.'”

While Insomniac’s writers and builders had been definitely joyful that Marvel modified their thoughts, Lowenthal says that Nancy Linari (who voiced Aunt May within the recreation) was much less enthusiastic about the complete thought as she hoped to have the ability to play the character in future installments. However, Lowenthal does point out that there is at all times the chance she may seem in flashbacks or one thing related. 

Actually, Lowenthal admits that he was additionally a bit nervous concerning the scene’s inclusion just because he did not know if he may pull off such a tricky second. 

“I used to be nervous going into that scene once we had been gonna [record] it. Like is [the emotion] gonna be there?” stated Lowenthal. “That occurs to me typically … Having Nancy Linari, who performed Aunt May … there proper with me helped … Having what felt like a protected set the place everyone’s being respectful and actually fairly and everyone was doing their greatest to reduce something that will get in between the actors and efficiency.”

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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