Spider-Man PS4 Fans Are Freaking Out About ‘Graphics Downgrade’ Thanks To Missing Puddle
Spider-Man PS4 is one of the most anticipated games of 2018, and for good reason. The title brings to the table loads of exciting content for fans of the wall-crawler to sink their teeth into, and that’s not even getting into the awesomeness that is the Sinister Six. However, with less than a week away from the game’s launch exclusively on the PlayStation 4, many fans are now concerned that the finished product won’t be what was promised, at least in the graphics department. The concern arose after an image was posted online depicting the same small area within Spider-Man PS4 side by side:
So the puddle was moved and replaced by a pile of boxes cause of compression🧐
Okay got it🙃 pic.twitter.com/AgJsfTXAMh
— The Arachnid Is Lacking (@lPoLEs_) August 26, 2018
In the image, a puddle can be seen on the left side, though on the right side it is now gone, with many folks online claiming that the game’s graphics have been downgraded ahead of the game’s actual release. Dare I say, PuddleGate?
— Stephen Pertweet (@ADarkConfidant) August 30, 2018
The only solace I can take from this entire situation is the fact that I’m not the only person calling this PuddleGate. Some fans are absolutely furious about it, while others (like above) have, of course, turned it into a meme, because why not? It’s actually pretty funny when you think about it, as long as gamers aren’t resorting to harassing the developer.
— Julie D Kennedy (@4JDangerKennedy) August 30, 2018
Seen in the tweet at the top of this article, Insomniac Games’ community manager James Stevenson quickly responded to PuddleGate, with a fairly straightforward explanation as to why the puddle is no longer there. Unfortunately, fans still had plenty to say about the entire thing, so Insomniac Games released a rather glib statement in response to someone suggesting that the removal of the puddle was a bid to prevent frames from dropping:
No. We have plenty of other places with tons of puddles
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) August 26, 2018
Yeah, you tell ’em Insomniac. Spider-Man PS4 launches exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on September 7, 2018, and yes, there will be plenty of puddles.
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