Crystal Dynamics was looking for more freedom and flexibility with this hero, and that required additional work.
The 3DJuegos team recently interviewed several members of Crystal Dynamics, developers of Marvel’s Avengers. With the arrival of Spider-Man just a few days away, we asked the studio the source of inspiration after this version of the famous superhero, in addition to the difficulties presented during development to arrive at the result we know today.
Our Spider-Man is not based on the one that appears in the Insomniac gameScott walters“The comics they were the inspiration for this Spider-Man, ours is not based on the one that appears in the Insomniac game, “he said Scott walters, lead designer of the study. “We prefer to use the root of the character, and from there we take what we need to create their story, movements and abilities.”
However, that was not the only thing that Crystal Dynamics analyzed to create its own arachnid hero, as Walters also mentioned that the team relied on other media, like cartoons, movies and video games, even taking a look at the titles that appeared on the first PlayStation.
Moving Spider-Man was the hardest thing for the studio“Our goal in creating a superhero is to make known what identifies him, what makes him special when you see him on screen,” continued Walters. “For Spider-Man, the most important thing for us was to make his powers, like swinging with its web and climbing walls “.
Speaking of swinging, it was the displacement of the hero, which presented the most difficulties at the time of development. The match wasn’t as challenging as the studio thought, but wanting to express a new feeling in Spider-Man’s movement, the team had to work harder. “We already did something similar with Kamala and her outstretched arms, but that didn’t represent the feeling of freedom and flexibility we wanted with Spider-Man, “concluded Walters.
Spider-Man is coming to Marvel’s Avengers next November 30, as an exclusive character for PlayStation. Its new gameplay in detail allowed us to see its powers in action, and how it differs from the rest of the cast already present in the game.
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