Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 Game Has Gone Gold

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Insomniac's highly anticipated Spider-Man game for PS4 has reached an important development milestone. The studio announced that the upcoming title has "gone gold," meaning primary development has been completed and the game is now ready to be sent off for manufacturing.

Insomniac shared the announcement on Twitter, thanking both Sony and Marvel for "their support in the creation of this original Spider-Man adventure." The tweet was also accompanied by a humorous image parodying the popular meme in which Spider-Man sits behind a desk. You can take a look at the tweet below.

Unlike most games starring the webslinger, Insomniac's Spider-Man is set in a new, standalone universe and casts players in the role of an older, more experienced Peter Parker, whose greater confidence is reflected in the way he swings through the city and battles foes. The game also features an assortment of Spider-Man's most memorable villains, including Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture, Shocker, and the recently revealed Silver Sable.

Spider-Man launches exclusively for PS4 on September 7. We had a chance to check the game out during E3 2018 and said it "may be one the best game experiences we've had with the webslinger." Those who pre-order the title will receive a variety of bonus content, including three suits that alter your appearance and unlock new suit abilities: Iron Spider, Spider-Punk, and Velocity Suit.

If you're interested in picking up Spider-Man but don't yet own a PS4, Sony recently revealed a beautiful Spider-Man-themed PS4 Pro bundle during San Diego Comic Con. The bundle comes with a copy of the game; a red, 1 TB PS4 Pro console with the Spider-Man symbol emblazoned on the center; a matching DualShock 4 controller; and a download code for the City That Never Sleeps DLC. The bundle launches alongside the game on September 7 and retails for $400.

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I hope this is the Spiderman simulator and they don't even need to think about a sequel. Have the perfect NY backdrop, the perfect Spiderman manoeuverability, a good solid basic plot, and then just keep bringing in more comicbook-like stories and events as DLC.

Just like I think Arkham Knight could have been a perfect game if Rocksteady/WB kept adding more Seasons of Infamy. Just like in comics or tv series - a supervillain appears, is imprisoned, escapes, is imprisoned again. Sometimes the villains join forces, sometimes they have feuds, and sometimes someone totally new appears.

If TV series can last 5-10 years like that, these games could too. I really hope in coming months and years we see Mysterio, Carnage, Chameleon and even buddies like Speed Demon, Swarm, Spot and Big Wheel. Plus J. Jonah and other aspects of the double life could bring in lots of non-combat content. All the wit and inner commentary could really shine when you see Electro appearing for the 5th time with some sort of master plan and Peter ends up exchanging verbal blows with him about how he always fails and Electro convinces this is the time everything works out.

I hope the game engine of this game is scaled to suit at least something like that. I think I'll buy PS4 just for this and it would be outstanding to every month see an update "new comic story available" even if every one cost $10. Spiderman simulator instead of a glorified interactive Spiderman movie.

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when i hear "gone gold" i always think "damn 500k preorders already?!". it's a weird term for "product is finished". "gone green" sounds more like the correct term for that.

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Don't games usually go gold only days before release, if at all? I know it's too much for a bump up in release, but it's a nice thought. I want this game

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@nabinator: I think "gone gold" refers to the master, (completed) copy of the game being completed. Then all the disc copies have to be burned, packaged, shipped etc.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

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@aross2004: You're correct. Gone Gold = Development of the base game/master copy is complete.

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@aross2004: I'm not fully knowledgeable of the term myself. I just know when it's announced that a game goes gold, it's usually only a week before it's release

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It's gone gold again! It went good yesterday too.

Pre August news tumble weed rolls past*

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I like the original red and blue more. Gold makes me think of Iron Spider.

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Is this really an exclusive exclusive or is it like time limited or something? I mean it doesn't matter to me either way as I have a PS4 Xbox One X and a Switch I just want to know because if I could I'd rather get this on the Switch or the One X. The Switch mostly for the portability and if not the Switch the One X for the 4K and possible 60FPS gameplay. I also got a gaming Laptop but I'm not sure it'd be able to handle this.

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@Marky360: ah well, exclusive as in Persona 5, Uncharted 4 and God of War exclusive. It ain't appearing on PC, xbone or switch.

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@solid_snake1461:

I don't know I feel like we could see Persona on the Switch at some point seems like the perfect game for that system.

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@Marky360: It's an exclusive through and through. Sony funded the games'development and also signed contracts with both marvel and insomniac,with these contracts the game was to be treated the same way first party games are.So yeah,it's a full blown exclusive,not timed.

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@ahadjisavvas:

Oh ok PS4 it is then.

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I better not see more than 100mb day 1 patch.

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@sakaixx: You know its coming.

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@sakaixx: Yeah... ikr... that 1.5 sec. download would really piss me off too!

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@sakaixx: 100mb? You can download that a few seconds. I think you mean 10gb+

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@nabinator: I expect they been doing extensive QC. I buy the game expecting to play immediately with latest ver.

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@sakaixx: Huh? Please elaborate.

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This game is going to melt my face off. I'm so ready!

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Can’t wait!!!

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I want this, but a lot of interesting games coming this autumn.

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@barcaazul: all the good games are out in September after that its BS COD, Battlefield , PubG 2 and Fortnite 4

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@shadowwarrior4:

And RDR2 in October, I'm somewhat waiting for that

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Then make Ratchet & Clank after this. <3

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@redhedjack: Nah, we need a new IP from Insomniac. Three generations later, let's not stuff around with the same franchise

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@redhedjack: naw... while i loved the ratchet games, i'm so over them. the series really did not evolve much over the years... i'd like to see a new ip from the studio. then again, if spiderman is a smash hit, i expect them to work on a sequel right away for ps5.

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@redhedjack: I get the feeling they'll either be thrown a tonne of cash to make sunset overdrive 2 or they will start working on a second spiderman after this.

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@gamingdevil800:

I wish they were big enough to do both of those. I definitely want a Sunset Overdrive 2 but another Spider-Man game would Obviously be awesome as well so yea both of those would be great to be honest.

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@gamingdevil800: If that happens I hope by some chance SO2 is on PS4

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@goodgamesguy:

I don't think it will happen unless Sony changes their mind. The only reason Sunset Overdrive was an Xbox exclusive is because when Insomniac went to Sony with the Idea for the game Sony told them they would only publish it if they retained the rights to the IP. But Insomniac wanted the rights to this one so tjey shopped it around elsewhere and Microsoft agreed to fund the game under their terms so Insomniac does retain the rights to IP. Now if Insomniac can convince a 3rd-party publisher like EA or Activision to publish the game then we could see the sequel on the PS4 (or PS5 whenever it gets made) but the likely hood of that is low because both Activision and EA are focused more on multiplayer experiences and want nothing to do with single player games at the moment. So it's likely either going to be Microsoft funding it or won't happen.

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@Marky360: That’s a very good point!

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@goodgamesguy:

Yea it's disappointing but unfortunately the most likely situation.

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@goodgamesguy: i believe insomniac owns the sunset overdrive ip so that is very possible indeed.

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@Xristophoros:

Actually even tho Insomniac own the IP it's still not highly likely to make an appearance on the PS4 for the reasons I stated above.

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@gamingdevil800: These are both good options.

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@pennyrlindbe: Soon you'll be hit by the spamfinity gauntlet and perfect balance will be restored to this comment section.

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September is going to be packed! Going to be streaming the heck out of this and Tomb Raider at least, if not more.