Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered recently launched on PC via Steam, enjoying quite a bit of success as Sony’s second biggest PC launch so far. Fans quickly began digging through the game’s PC files to see if they could find anything interesting. As it turns out, Insomniac Games once included a multiplayer mode that was eventually scrapped from the final release.
As reported by PC Gamer, Twitter user DniweTamp discovered mentions of a multiplayer mode present in the PC files for Marvel’s Spider-Man. This included a competitive mode which would’ve seen players control either Peter Parker or Miles Morales as they competed to become the “Superior Spider-Man.” a winners message also revealed “Peter Parker is the Superior Spider-Man” or “Miles Morales is the Superior Spider-Man” depending on who won.
The digging goes a bit deeper than that, though, as files listed under a multiplayer menu mention Player 1, Player 2, Red Team, Blue Team, Character 1, and Character 2. A co-op mode is also listed with separate files reading “If set and in co-op, Character2 will see this text.”
Insomniac Games would scrap the multiplayer mode for Marvel’s Spider-Man as the base game and its standalone expansion, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, were purely single-player titles at launch. However, the PC files suggest that players would’ve been able to already play as Miles even in the base game. This was possibly reworked by Insomniac into a full-fledged game with Miles Morales.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was announced by PlayStation and Insomniac Games last year, set to release in 2023 for PS5. The sequel will include both Peter and Miles as they seemingly go up against Kraven the Hunter and Venom, among other villains. Details are scarce on the anticipated sequel, though we probably won’t see a multiplayer mode return in it as Insomniac’s focus appears to be making compelling single-player story-driven games for now.
Source: PC Gamer