Fans are eager to play Spider-Man on PS4 next month on September 7 but Insomniac Games’ upcoming web-crawling adventure is currently facing a very foolish dispute.
A word I didn’t imagine reading today was PuddleGate, name of the apparent Spider-Man Downgrade Controversy.
Let me get you up to speed. Earlier today a Reddit post to the super popular r/gaming subreddit rekindled a debate that has been on-going for a few weeks but has now reached the maintstream. Currently at almost 26k Karma (it’s a lot folks), Reddit users commenting think that Spider-Man has gone through a downgrade from its E3 showcase to the new near-launch trailers and gameplays.
The image sparking the debate is below:
The image above shows Spidey looking over goons in the Kingpin level, notice the lack of puddles in the “Release” shot.
Let’s talk about Puddles
Insomniac clarified the situation more than week before the Reddit post went live in a tweet:
It’s just a change in the puddle size, there’s no downgrade at all
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) August 20, 2018
The above tweet is unsurprisingly not mentioned in the Reddit thread, or maybe I wasn’t able to find it.
The highest upvoted post in the thread is the typical RTX On/Off joke that you find on every comparison since NVIDIA revealed their new RTX series of graphics cards. Assumptions are in full swing, just check out some interesting quotes from the thread: