How Insomniac’s Spider-Man Came to Be

While PlayStation 4 owners around the world celebrate the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac’s open-world game could have just as easily featured another Marvel character.

In this month’s episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey sat down with Insomniac CEO Ted Price to discuss how the team got the opportunity to make a game featuring everyone’s favorite wall-crawler. Be sure to check out the preview clip above, in which Price talks about the studio’s decision-making process.

“Connie Booth, who is a great friend, and also one of our partners at Sony, was down at Insomniac,” Price said, “and she said to me, one day, ‘What would you think about working on a Marvel game?'” Price said his immediate reaction was “fairly neutral” and, as the studio had built a following on the back of original properties, he “hadn’t really considered working on someone else’s IP.”

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