Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PC WIP Screenshots Were Leaked

Nearly two weeks ago, Burbank-based Insomniac Games, a renowned game developer with nearly thirty years of history, was the target of a ransomware attack.

Hackers from the Rhysida group managed to obtain a huge amount of data (around 1.67 terabytes), according to the reports. They asked Insomniac to pay $2 million in bitcoin, or they would have leaked all that data on the Web.

When the developer of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 refused, the leaks started appearing. The first batch was actually focused on sharing information and screenshots of the upcoming game Marvel’s Wolverine.

However, Rhysida didn’t stop there. Last week, they leaked the studio’s entire roadmap from a July document, revealing a standalone Venom game (likely in the vein and size of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales) due to be released in Fall 2025. Wolverine, on the other hand, is set for Fall 2026, while Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 is scheduled for Fall 2028, a new Ratchet & Clank game in Fall 2029 (eight years after Rift Apart), and finally Marvel’s X-Men in Fall 2030. Following the success of its Spider-Man games, Insomniac seems to have transformed into a factory for Marvel games, with the exception of Ratchet & Clank. That was true even back in July, but even more so now that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has become the fastest-selling PlayStation first-party game following its October launch.

Of course, the aforementioned roadmap does not include PC ports, which are a key component of Sony’s first-party strategy nowadays. However, the timing of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PC release was also shared via another confidential document leaked as part of the ransomware attack. According to the info, the port is expected to cost $4.6 million (twice as much as the first installment) and it should be completed by the end of fiscal year 2024, which means by the end of March 2024.

However, that does not mean PC gamers should expect to be able to play the game in April or thereabouts. So far, Sony has been consistent in saying there will be at least one year of separation between the console and PC release of their first-party games. In practice, most games are released around the two-year mark, with only Returnal making it just a little bit faster. As such, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is more likely to appear on PC at some point in 2025.

However, you can check out these leaked work-in-progress screenshots of the PC port on IMGUR, shared by Twitter user Visceral. There’s clearly a lot of work to do, though it’s not surprising since the port still had nearly a year’s worth of development left, given that the leaked data is from July.

The game itself is more than worth the wait, though, as I explained in my review.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 feels like the perfect, albeit safe, evolution of the formula first introduced with the 2018 game. With a highly emotional story, much-improved traversal, great visuals and performance, and industry-leading accessibility, this sequel is very likely to win over most fans of the original. However, a bigger shake-up may be needed for the inevitable Spider-Man 3.

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