Spider-Man PS4 Downgrade Worries Addressed By Insomniac Games
In just one week, PlayStation 4 owners will finally be able to play the new and very hyped Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac Games. The title is looking to be perhaps the biggest fall 2018 PS4 exclusive, and there seems to be much positive buzz coming from previewers. However, there has been some controversy emerging based off of perceived graphics downgrades in the latest footage released. Now, Insomniac Games and some key individuals behind the game’s development have responded to the Spider-Man PS4 downgrade concerns.
It’s just a change in the puddle size, there’s no downgrade at all
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) August 20, 2018
Insomniac Games directly responded to a concerned fan’s tweet about the game through their official Twitter account. The tweet includes images that some fans fixated on when claiming that Spider-Man has been downgraded since last year, based on earlier gameplay footage. The images contributed to the term “Puddlegate” that has been used to refer to this downgrading uproar, based on a puddle missing from the new version of a level shown in the new and old gameplay clips.
Insomniac acknowledged the absent puddle, and claimed that there were plenty of puddles still in the game, implying that there was no downgrade. However, the developer has now directly confirmed that there was no downgrading involved with the game per the recent footage compared to last year’s gameplay videos.
Pretty sure it was a design / art / usability reason thing.
Definitely wasn't performance, as we have spots with tons of puddles in the game with no performance issue
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) August 28, 2018
Insomniac Community Manager James Stevenson has also spoken out about the tears shed over the puddle. According to Stevenson, the removal of the puddle wasn’t purely for a visual design reason, citing other areas in the game with numerous puddles still running with no issues. Hopefully, these direct retorts are enough to quell fears fans have over the game’s graphics, but even if it doesn’t, there will be plenty of fans that web themselves with glee when the game finally arrives a week from now.
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