There’s a lot of excitement built up for Marvel’s Spider-Man, which releases later this week, but what about when you’re done and dusted with Peter Parker’s perilous adventure this time around? What if you want more?
October 23rd will see the release of the first of three DLC expansions for the game, entitled The City That Never Sleeps. The first episode is called The Heist, and has Spider-Man chasing after Black Cat.
People get very antsy when developers and publishers start talking about developing DLC for their games, and by my reckoning that makes Insomniac and Sony are about one week too early to be talking about DLC for Spider-Man and not cause a bit of a fuss online. That already happened at the end of August when the DLC plan was revealed, but Insomniac stressed that development of the DLC had not started until they’d finished making the main game, which reached ‘gold master’ in early August.
The game went Gold a few weeks ago. The DLC is not launching until late Oct. That is a large gap of development time. It was revealed and planned from the start that we were going to do extra content post-launch.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) August 28, 2018
Of course, everyone then lost their collective minds about a bunch of puddles and all was seemingly forgotten about the DLC palaver.