Let’s see, what’s the next stupid thing people can complain about? Ah, here we go: Some puddles in the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man have been removed since the E3 demo.
In the construction fight scene showcased during E3 2017, we got an idea of how the experience’s visuals mixed with its gameplay. Now that the game is in the hands of reviewers, a screenshot of an apparent downgrade gained some traction on Reddit, showing some visual differences between the two scenes.
Potential game downgrades are valid topics for discussion, but in this instance, the thing the community latched onto most wasn’t the graphics in general, but the puddles on the floor. One particular Twitter thread encapsulates the controversy well, complete with responses from Insomniac and community director James Stevenson—who apparently couldn’t contain his Trump-like frustration at one point.
I am telling you I talked to the technical and engineering and art staff, and looked at the live code of this from the final build. There was NO DOWNGRADE.
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) August 26, 2018
When Stevenson isn’t being forced to address the community’s stupider concerns, he actually has some valid info on the game. In a small Twitter Q&A, Stevenson recently answered some community questions on topics such as the game’s file size and average playtime.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is slated to launch September 7th, exclusively on PlayStation 4. All three DLC episodes for the game have now been titled, with the first coming in late October, and the last two dropping in November and December.
Source: VG 24/7