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Marvel’s Spider-Man fan discovers cancelled multiplayer mode

Marvel’s Spider-Man fan discovers a cancelled multiplayer mode hidden within the files of the Insomniac Games PC port.

When Marvel’s Spider-Man was released for PS4 in 2018 it quickly became one of the best single player games of its generation. Then in 2020, a remastered version was released for PS5 making an already great game even greater.

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However, what if Marvel’s Spider-Man had a multiplayer mode? I’m sure it’s something that many of us assumed wouldn’t be a thing. Well apparently, it was a mode that apparently nearly came to be.

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A Twitter user by the name of DniweTamp discovered files within the PC port of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. Apparently, not only did Marvel’s Spider-Man nearly have co-op but also a competitive team-based mode too.

We want to play Spider-Man with a friend!

Furthermore, according to the discovered files, in the co-op mode, one player would control Peter Parker and the other Miles Morales. Can you imagine how much fun that would have been?

Additionally, there was also nearly a competitive PvP mode pitting a Blue Team against a Red Team. The files suggest that in this apparent PvP mode, at least one player would eventually become a “Superior Spider-Man.

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Will the multiplayer modes return in Spider-Man 2?

It’s a shame that we never saw these multiplayer modes come to fruition. However, I trust that if the modes weren’t good enough for the developers at Insomniac Games, then they weren’t good enough for us either

With the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on the way, which also stars Peter Parker as well as Miles Morales, it will be interesting to see if the multiplayer modes will make an appearance.

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In our review of Marvel’s Spider-Man, we said: “the game overall looks beautiful, a lot better than it did on PS4, and even PS5 in some regards. It’s easy to forget that PC ports can be difficult to get right, and this game was never originally designed for this platform. 

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It’s important for Sony to release more of its titles here, so more people who don’t own a PlayStation console can get the chance to play it.

Do you like the idea of co-op as well as competitive multiplayer modes in Marvel’s Spider-Man and would you like to see them in the sequel? Let us know across our social media channels.

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