Spider-Man PS4's Photo Mode Lets You Create Comic Covers and Film Shots

Spider-Man PS4's Photo Mode Lets You Create Comic Covers and Film Shots

Insomniac patches in Spider-Man's Photo Mode ahead of launch.

If you've read my review of Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4, you've probably noticed that I didn't mention the Photo Mode. That's because the mode was part of a planned Day 1 patch that wasn't live in our review copies yet. Today, Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment patched in the Photo Mode finally.

The new option is accessed from the game's pause menu, so at any time you can stop the action and take a shot. I admit, it's somewhat difficult to hit pause at the right moment, like when you're in the middle of combat. Like Photo Mode in other PlayStation 4 titles, it offers a wide variety of camera options and filters to get just the right look. It also offers stickers, letting you put comic book-style sound effects or logos on your images.

One side effect of the intense amount of love Insomniac's artists put into each and every costume is their visual presentation is top notch. Use the Stark Suit, which is the outfit from Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the result is shots that literally look like they come from a film. I would not be surprised if folks use the Photo Mode to make up fake images for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Given the wide variety of costumes and the ability to change the time of day once you beat the game, I envision fans having a ton of fun snapping pics in Photo Mode. I only spent a good hour with the mode and I already came away with some great shots, included here in this article. (All converted down into JPEGs for size reasons.) Someone with a better eye for composition and a better understanding of the filters will probably create some excellent pictures.

Marvel's Spider-Man is coming to PlayStation 4 on September 7, 2018. If you want to know more about the game ahead of its launch, you can either check out the aforementioned review or our Everything We Know guide.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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