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Marvel's Spider-Man devs didn't intend for game to be pro-cop

Kate Harrold

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Marvel's Spider-Man devs didn't intend for game to be pro-cop

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Marvel’s Spider-Man developers have confessed that they didn’t intend to make the game pro-cop, adding that certain changes have been made to the upcoming sequel to avoid history repeating itself.

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I’m sure that for many PlayStation 5 owners, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is at the top of their most-anticipated games list. Thanks to last month’s PlayStation Showcase, we finally got our first in-depth look at the title’s gameplay - and I think I can speak on behalf of all of us when I say that damn, I’m excited to play as Symbiote Peter. Players will be able to instantly switch between Peter and Miles during freeplay sections, plus the map is said to be twice as large as that of the original game. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is clearly seeking to improve upon its predecessor, including ridding the game of its unintentional pro-cop stance according to devs.

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Back when Marvel’s Spider-Man was released, the game was branded as ‘copaganda’ due to the fact that Peter, as Spidey, acted as an extension of the police force. In one section of the game, police ask Spidey to start a fight, adding that there’s a criminal location they cannot get a warrant for. Some players said this condoned crooked behaviour. Likewise, others questioned the surveillance towers. Yes, they help you see what there is to do on the map, but as some players pointed out, what exactly are the police using them for?

In an interview with Eurogamer though, creative director of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Bryan Intihar said, “You know, that obviously wasn’t our intent,” of the pro-cop stance. “I think, just going forward, we think about things.” He also touched upon the surveillance towers, adding, “They’re not towers in this next game,” so we should have a brand new way of opening up the map.

In case you missed it, you may be interested to know that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s Kraven The Hunter is actually portrayed by an iconic Red Dead Redemption 2 actor. Now that’s a fun fact.

Topics: Marvels Spider Man, Spider Man, Insomniac Games, PlayStation

Kate Harrold
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