Sony closed out its E3 2017 presentation with a bang on Monday when it unveiled a staggering nine minutes of footage from Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man. In an intensely paced chase sequence, the title’s gameplay enraptured audiences with a city-spanning showdown between the wall-crawler and Mister Negative in what might be the most ambitious Spider-Man game to date.
However, there’s one aspect of the highly anticipated title that remains polarizing: Spider-Man’s new threads. The character’s classic chest emblem has been replaced by a striking white one that covers a good portion his back and torso, and the change has thrown off a lot of passionate fans.
In defense of the design, Insomniac Games replied to a less-than-polite tweet as to why their Spider-symbol is so different: “It’s explained in the game and has a purpose.”
It's explained in the game and has a purpose
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) June 13, 2017
Fans will have to wait for the game’s release to get the full answer, but those unhappy with the new design will probably feel better hearing that it wasn’t created on a whim. In the comics, Spider-Man has undergone numerous suit changes over the decades, so it isn’t shocking to see the studio provide its own take on the web-swinger.
Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man is scheduled for release in 2018 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.