A hilarious bug in Marvel’s hit PlayStation 4 game Spider-Man completely ruins a cutscene, as some characters contort and spin out of control.
In 2018, Marvel’s Spiderman hitting shelves and digital storefronts around the world. The game released to strong sales and warm reception from critics and was hailed as the best Marvel-based video game in years. Despite all this praise, however, Marvel’s Spiderman will still bug occasionally.
When the game was first released on PlayStation 4, it earned an impressive 87 Metacritic score. Despite this high average rating, as with most open-world games, Marvel’s Spiderman players have stumbled upon strange sites. One bug, for example, sends Spider-Man to the Mirror Dimension of Doctor Strange, while others show other heinous instances of the web-slinger getting stuck in buildings. However, most bugs do not interfere with the main story or cut scenes.
In another case, a bug caused Black Cat to run in circles in Marvel’s Spiderman, but didn’t otherwise interfere with the game’s cutscenes or story. A recent video continues the trend of silly glitches, as Reddit user IvJam revealed an instance where a bug completely ruined a cut scene while Spider-Man and company were preparing to attack their enemy. Luckily, the cutscene wasn’t one of the most important moments in the game, so the glitch didn’t spoil any of the major dramatic events.
In the video, players see Spider-Man help his police contact Yuri Watanabe. Specifically, he helps his SWAT team jump from rooftop to rooftop to attack an enemy force. For some strange reason, however, Spider-Man’s hands start moving everywhere at rapid speed as he weaves a nearby building. The members of the SWAT team members do something similar until the end of the video. Unlike the cool Symbiote bug, this particular glitch is funnier than anything else.
Since the game’s release, Marvel’s Spiderman has sold over 33 million copies worldwide. The game has since been released on PlayStation 5 as well as PC as Sony begins to expand in the market. A derivative game titled Spider-Man: Miles Morales was released in 2020 and focused on the character of the same name. Developer Insomniac Games is currently working on a direct sequel to the two games, which will see the two characters take on Venom and Kraven the Hunter. The trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was revealed in September 2021, and the game is currently slated for a 2023 release date, which will no doubt give fans a new set of unexpected issues to encounter. For now, however, fans will have to make do with the hilarious bugs that appear in the first game.
Marvel’s Spiderman is available now on PC, PS4 and PS5.
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