24 Sep 2018
#GamingBytes: Spider-Man hailed as Iron Man of Marvel's video games
Spider-Man, for PS4, has got everyone talking about it. From generating massive sales to breaking Guinness World Record, it has become an icon in the gaming world.
Unsurprisingly, the game with commendable reviews received praise from the Creative Director of Marvel Games. Notably, Insomniac has developed Marvel's Spider-Man.
The Creative Director called Spider-Man 'the Iron Man of Marvel video games'.
The secret idea behind Spider-Man's success
The reason, behind Spider-Man's immense success, is the idea and vision that the game developers had.
Bill Rosemann, the Creative Director of Marvel Games said that they built upon the idea from a quote by Bryan Intihar, the Creative Head at Insomniac.
Bryan's idea has come to fruition as Spider-Man's game has become as popular as Iron Man's movies.
The birth of something great
One of my fave parts of this video is when @bryanintihar talks about how Marvel’s Spider-Man is intended as “the Iron Man of Marvel video games,” which is exactly how we view it. As with that first MCU hit, #SpiderManPS4 kicks off a new era for Marvel console games. #BeGreater https://t.co/U1eHdZEmoe— Bill Rosemann (@BillRosemann) September 23, 2018
The Iron Man formula of success
The key aspects, behind the rise of Iron Man movies, were immersive experience, a new look at superheroes and Robert Downey Jr's acting.
Spider-Man's game could not have the acting, but it aced the other categories. Peter Parker's characterization as Spider-Man, in-game, clinched the deal.
Just as Iron Man became the most talked about hero across households, Spider-Man's game has made the webslinger popular.
Like film universe, like game universe?
Marvel always dares to dream big, which is the reason behind its success.
Just like Iron Man kick-started Marvel's successful foray into superhero movies, Spider-Man could usher in a new age for Marvel in console gaming.
Fans might get to see various game titles about their favorite superheroes.
Further, the games could tie-in to create their own Marvel gaming universe.
Exciting times lie ahead!