Insomniac confirms no microtransactions for Spider-Man

Responding to a comment a their Facebook page, Insomniac Games has confirmed that Spider-Man will feature no microtransactions. 

Here is their comment in full:

No content is being kept out of the game. There is plenty more to unlocked beyond the pre-order unlocks.No microtransactions.

New Spider-Man Details Revealed

The new details are coming from Game Informer, and have been compiled on Resetera.


  • You start off with the traditional suit
  • They don't explain the white spider, but do explain some aspects of the new suit, the red parts on the suit are made for armor reinforcement, where he might get hit the most and the blue parts are used for flexibility in order to traverse easier
  • They saw silhouettes of a dozen suits, but they said there would be more in the final game
  • It seems like certain suits will have their own abilities


  • It's fast and fluid
  • Spider-Man jumps from one enemy to the next with ease
  • All about giving the player choices; webbing up and using items, fighting enemies in the air, using gadgets, finishing moves.

Peter Parker:

  • The part that they got to play with Peter Parker is the one we see in the PGW trailer at the F.E.A.S.T shelter
  • Walk around the shelter interacting with various items, speaking to characters
  • They compare it to those quiet moments in Uncharted games where people are walking around going about their business interacting with each other and various things in the environment

The Open World:

  • The city is densely packed with people and life. Saying that none of the details disappear when they are at a distance
  • Can interact with citizens; take selfies with them, high five, finger guns
  • Definitely Marvel's Universe; Avengers building, Wakandan Embassy

Side Activities:

  • One has you grabbing various backpacks that Peter has webbed up in the past , the one they picked up in the demo had and image Spider-Man's old webshooters
  • Taskmaster has placed various bombs all over the city that need to be defused
  • Earn crafting components for competing these missions, bonus objectives during them give you more materials
  • Outposts that are run by Kingpin need to be taken down
  • Seems like Shocker bit from the trailer is tied into a side mission
  • Random crimes happen; robberies (actually get to go into interiors), car chases.
  • Take photos of some golden cats that are strewn about by Black Cat

Leveling System:

  • Gain experience for doing various tasks; finding landmarks, combat, exploration.
  • Various traversal upgrades; swing speed, faster launching


  • Tripwire which we've seen in the demo
  • Web bomb which incapacitates a group of enemies at once
  • Spider Drone which can shoot webs of it's own at enemies

DLC "City Never Sleeps":

  • Committed to keeping people engaged after the main story
  • Each will feature a unique villain, storyline, missions, challenges, and suits
  • First one is called "The Heist" and features the Black Cat

Minor Story Details:

  • Mary Jane and Peter are not together at the time
  • Game opens up with having to take down Kingpin
  • Opens up in Peter's apartment showing some daily bugle cut outs of Vulture, Electro, Scorpion and Rhino. Doesn't confirm them as villains in the game, just that some cutouts of them getting captured by Spider-Man are there.

A few new Spider-Man Screenshots released

It's not much, but it's better than nothing!

Spider-Man Collector's Edition Detailed

A collector's edition for Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man has been revealed! It is priced at $150, and includes the following:

  • Spider-Man for PS4
  • Digital Deluxe Edition Content
  • Steelbook Case
  • Spider-Man Statue
  • White Spider Sticker
  • Mini Artbook

Spider-Man Gets A Release Date

Sony has announced that Spider-Man will launch for the Playstation 4 on September 7th of this year. 

Additionally, a digital deluxe edition was revealed that will include the base game and additionally DLC chapters for $80. 

And those that pre-order the game will receive the following goodies:

  • Spider-man physical pin
  • Spidey suit pack
  • Spider drone gadget
  • Spider-man PS4 theme
  • Spider-man PS4 avatar

Spider-Man release date coming tomorrow

Their tweet is a little bit of a tease, but Insomniac did go on to confirm that a release date is definitely coming tomorrow.

Insomniac Art Director Promises New Spider-man info before E3

To be clear, the above tweet was a response to someone asking for a picture of Peter Parker's nose to "Keep us occupied until E3".