It Looks Like PS4's Spider-Man Has Taken A Massive Graphics Downgrade, And Fans Aren't Happy
Recent gameplay from the upcoming PS4 exclusive, Spider-Man, seems to highlight a slight downgrade in graphics compared to a trailer from last year - or does it?
Insomniac Games says there's absolutely nothing to worry about and that the detail change is all down to video compression.
However, fans were as quick to point out the lack of puddles and change in lighting as they were to vent their anger on Twitter. Here's what a few Spidey lovers thought about the new trailer:
Actual footage of the graphics in Spider-Man being downgraded. pic.twitter.com/ZTAtBsbw0l
- Chinner (@Chinnerdomain) August 30, 2018
So what happened to the shadow underneath Spider-Man in that shot?
Why did you guys have to change anything when it looked great already?
- Mike Likes Best (@PSisChamp) August 26, 2018
No doubt Spider-Man is going to be 'amazing' but it looks like we got a big downgrade again! Look at the 2017 vs 2018 footage. Can the industry please stop doing this!?! Don't show us PC footage when the game is not out on PC! That being said; no doubt it's another great PS4 game pic.twitter.com/miaNQd3mHO
- Emiel van Daele (@emiel1981) August 26, 2018
Spider-Man's community director, James Stevenson, even replied to Twitter users to explain the reasons behind the change in detail, though some were still not convinced by what he said [via Comicbook.com].
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
Insomniac Games were on hand to back up Stevenson - and make it clear that, yes, puddles will still appear within the game. Best news ever. Oh ye, there were tons of gamers backing them up, too!
No. We have plenty of other places with tons of puddles
- Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) August 26, 2018
People are complaining about stuff like the graphics being downgraded on certain areas and the fact that there is no reflection of spider-man on windows. (I ain't complaining as I think the game looks awesome)
- Ryan Allenby (@sonicryan9) August 31, 2018
People complaining about the puddles in Spider-Man is baffling.
- Dan Allison (@Daniel_Allison) August 31, 2018
As long as Spider-Man is still in the game I can deal with the reduced puddle size unless the community manager lied about there being "tonnes of puddles" in which case I'll just return the game... seriously why would anyone give two shits about a games graphics over its gameplay
- SweepsBestie (@xX1NORM1Xx) August 31, 2018
There's no doubt that the two trailers depict different graphics, but we're still just as excited to get our hands on a copy of the game. Sometimes it might be worth waiting until the actual launch to judge whether the graphics have changed - because, who knows, maybe the developers are telling the truth.
Spider-Man is set to hit shelves on 7 September exclusively for PS4 players, will you be playing? Let us know.
Featured Image Credit: Insomniac Games