With just a few short days left before release, Insomniac has taken to social media to jump scare fans with a very “it’s delayed” looking box of test, that in actuality is a message from the studio encouraging folks to check they’ve fully updated their copy of the game before firing it up.
In particular, the game’s launch day “Version 1.001.002” apparently contains some improvements to the very opening of the game as well as addition accessibility options, so if you’re playing the game from a disc (digital players will already have the update) it’s probably a good idea to hold off even having a little bit of a cheeky go before it’s fully updated.
Insomniac’s message reads:
“Hey everyone –
“On October 20, you’ll finally experience Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and we couldn’t be more excited! Since going gold, our team made notable enhancements to Marvel’s Spider Man 2 that we’d love for you to experience from the very beginning.
“The disc contains the entire game and is playable from start to finish with no patch or online requirement. But for the best experience, we highly encourage physical/disc-based players to download update Version 1.001.002 on launch day – prior to experiencing the opening mission of the game for the first time.
“Digital players – don’t worry, if you pre-load the digital version of the game, you’ll get 1.001.002 as your pre-loaded version.
“This update features polish to the gold master version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 available on disc, which improves the opening sections of the game and includes other general refinements to your Spidey experience, including some additional Accessibility Options.
“We appreciate your support and can’t wait for you to experience our latest adventure for yourselves!
We published our full review of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 this week, giving it a 9/10 and saying “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 cleverly pairs its added width and breadth with more depth and meaningful new gameplay and story opportunities. There’s rarely a moment here that doesn’t feel thrilling, enchanting, heartbreaking, awe-inspiring or some combination of it all. Beyond untangling the finer threads of its design or narrative ambitions though, it’s genuinely just the most fun, gorgeous open world superhero game out there.”