Christmas came early for fans slinging around New York as Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4. To go along with the other many suits in the game, developers with Insomniac Games released the spidey suit from the 2002 superhero movie.
The team announced the suit on social media
We have a special holiday gift for #SpiderManPS4 players. Today’s game update will include a highly requested suit. Hint: It’s webbed and it’s FREE for owners of Marvel’s Spider-Man!”
Sam Raimi directed the 2002 Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker and with it fans saw a new suit for the wall-crawler.
The release of the “Raimi” suit, now called the Webbed Suit in the PS4 game, caused quite a stir in the gaming community. Controversy surrounded whether or not the suit would ever be wearable in the game.
Insomniac announced three new suits will be released in the DLC “The City that Never Sleeps” but of those three, not one was the famous suit from the Sam Raimi directed films. However, one included is featured in the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Fans took to the internet with their complaints against the developers not adding the iconic version from the film.
So the trolls won?
— Kale (Gentleman Gaming) (@waywardsun999) December 20, 2018
no. This has been in the works for a long time.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) December 20, 2018
Community Director at Insomniac, James Stevenson took to social media with more details on the release saying,
Just know things take a LONG time sometimes (months and months!) and even then go down to the literal wire. We obviously never stopped listening. Today’s release was ultimately in the works for MONTHS and started before the base game even released. But as you note, due to the complexity, we could say absolutely nothing.”
The new yet old Maguire suit released a day before the third and final installment of the DLC called Silver Lining.
The release saw fans on the internet apologizing for what was said and thanking Insomniac for the addition.