Working at Insomniac Games has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, there’s the satisfaction of contributing to the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, but on the other hand, the recent data breach and dealing with toxic fan behavior have been negative aspects.
To understand the full context, we have to go back to 2023, when Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was released without the anticipated New Game+ mode. The initial plan was to release a major patch by the end of the year, but it was delayed with a promise for something better in early 2024. However, as February comes to an end, there’s still no news about this update.
Unfortunately, some impatient fans have resorted to threatening developers to speed up their work. Aaron Jason Espinoza, Senior Community Manager, addressed this issue on Twitter, calling it childish and unjustified, regardless of whether fans love or hate the game.
James Stevenson, director of community and marketing at Insomniac Games, echoed Espinoza’s sentiment, urging fans not to send threats and assuring them that the team is working hard to deliver the updates and information they want, despite the extraordinary circumstances the studio has faced after the data breach.
Despite these challenges, the team at Insomniac Games continues to work on delivering the best possible experience for players.