Insomniac's Spider-Man Will be Locked at 30FPS for Both PS4 and PS4 Pro

But Mary Jane will be playable!

News by Matt Kim, .

We now know more about Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game for the PS4, and thanks to a new media tour, we're finally getting some more info about the game's gameplay, playable characters, and graphics.

In a cover story feature with Game Informer, Insomniac Games' creative director Bryan Intihar revealed a couple interesting tidbits including the fact that framerate for both the PS4 and PS4 Pro versions of the game will be locked at 30fps, and hints at only some performance boosts in the PS4 Pro version.

Other tidbits (gathered from a Game Informer video by Nibel) revealed that the open-world New York is "several times larger" than Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive, and that fast travel will be done through New York's subway system ( I love this).

Additionally, players will be able to play as Mary Jane, unlock a ton of collectible outfits with unique abilities including a Spider-Punk variant with a guitar attack, and a photo mode. No original characters however as Intihar reveals all major characters are from the comics.

Spider-Man can also tread water apparently, a direct callback to Activision's Spider-Man 2 game where Spider-Man would drown upon touching the cold New York waters. However, classic mini games like balloon retrieval and pizza delivery will not be present.

We know now that Marvel's Spider-Man will launch on the PS4 on September 7. For more information, check out our Everything We Know About Spider-Man guide for all the latest details, trailers, and info.

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  • Avatar for Number1Laing #1 Number1Laing 6 months ago
    "fast travel... New York's subway system"

    my sides
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #2 riderkicker 6 months ago
    I almost forgot about this game, at least I know September will be BUSY.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #3 Roto13 6 months ago
    Is it too much to ask to have a fucking 60 fps action game in 2018?
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  • Avatar for MARl0 #4 MARl0 6 months ago
    @Roto13 Indeed. Action games like this should always be 60fps. Personally, my anticipation for this game just tanked. If I play it at all now, it won't be until a major price drop.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #5 Roto13 6 months ago
    @not_themilkybarkid Gosh, is that how video games work? I've never seen one before, so I don't know.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #6 Wellman2nd 6 months ago
    How do you justify MJ being a playable character? Spider Island type story where everyone gets powers?
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  • Avatar for Number1Laing #7 Number1Laing 6 months ago
    @MARl0 has there been a game like this running at 60fps this generation? Or any generation for that matter?

    I mean, you want what you want but this is pretty standard. You wanted something that never existed and never would have existed.
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  • Avatar for RushDawg #8 RushDawg 6 months ago
    Who cares about MJ? I want a playable Aunt May!
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #9 chaoticBeat 6 months ago
    Based on the high quality graphics and level of detail, I never expected this game to be 60fps and that's ok with me. I can see the trade-offs pretty easily with this game. Locked 30 sounds great.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #10 Roto13 6 months ago
    Anyone who doesn't think a fast paced action game should have a high framerate should probably stop playing video games. Go ahead and downvote me, graphics whores.
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #11 chaoticBeat 6 months ago
    @Roto13 Hey. I'm pretty stressed. There's a lot happening in my life at the moment. I actually don't care and don't want to care enough about video games to debate them in this way. I think when I'm stressed, I'm more drawn to comment in to articles like this lol. For me, it's about slowing it all down, breath and meditation. That's my go to and that's what I'm going to access tonight. For me it's, "fuck this argument, it is not actually meaningful."
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  • Avatar for odaiba-memorial #12 odaiba-memorial 6 months ago
    In my mind, 30fps is perfectly fine for anything that isn't a racing game. As long as said framerate is consistent.Edited April 2018 by odaiba-memorial
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