Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game won’t be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’ll likely make its debut on store shelves alongside the wallcrawler’s first film adaptation from Marvel Studios. Ryan Penagos, the Vice President and Executive Editor of Marvel Digital Media, revealed that the game “is on the horizon for 2017” during an episode of THWIP! The Big Marvel Show.
However, the video was originally uploaded more than three months ago (it was the “Best of 2016” episode), and a lot can change in that amount of time. But Penagos sounds pretty confident, and this is the closest thing we’ve gotten to a launch window since Spider-Man’s announcement at E3 2016.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will open in theaters on July 6, and be available as a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download sometime this Fall. Either one would be an excellent time for Insomniac to launch their Spider-Man game.
UPDATE: Insomniac replied to the hubbub on the Internet today with the following statement (via Twitter): “No release timeframe has been announced”.
While that’s true, I’d assume that Sony and Marvel are very interested in piggybacking on the extensive marketing campaign for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The developer might not be ready to announce a release date just yet (which means the game could slip to 2018), but 2017 sounds much more likely to me.