Though there’s a lot of excitement going into Insomniac Games’ recently revealed Spider-Man sequel, there’s another project with the webslinger that has a few people talking.
It appears that right before the studio closed, Radical Entertainment, the team behind The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and the Prototype games, were tasked with making a Spider-Man game. Initially, the game was in the works to release alongside the Spider-Man 4 film that was about to go into pre-production under director Sam Raimi. Sadly, the film was scrapped, and, with that, so was the game. And the studio, for that matter.
However, a YouTube channel by the name of Obscure Gamers managed to get its hands on 18 minutes of footage from the game, running on an Xbox 360. Here are the notes from the project, as provided by that team:
“Spider-Man 4 was a cancelled tie-in game for the cancelled film of the same title, Spider-Man 4. The movie / game tie-in was set to release on May 6, 2011, however issues with Sony / Columbia caused the film to be cancelled and retooled as The Amazing Spiderman, which released on July 3, 2012. Some developers of the project have stated that the release date they were informed of was as early as April 2011 and as late as January 2012, so it’s likely that it was largely undecided early on.
Development of Spider-Man 4 began sometime in late 2008. Several development studios pitched for the title, however, it was ultimately given to Radical Entertainment, for development on XBOX 360 / PlayStation 3 / PC. The development of the Wii version was given to Eurocom, and development of the Nintendo DS version was given to Vicarious Visions.”
It’s hard to think of what might have become with this game, as it looks great, even in early form. But, at the very least, we have Insomniac’s awesome games on PS5 as a consolidation. Check out the footage below!
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