The version of NYC in Marvel’s Spider-Man is quite different from other versions you see in other games, and a recent discovery is making people ecstatic. Thousands of fans have expressed their love for the game over the weekend on social media as they were finding Pride flags throughout the city as they raced around as Spidey beating up villains and exploring with their newfound web-crawler powers. It even prompted members of the Insomniac staff to comment online.
Wow. I stopped to perch on a building in #Spidermanps4 and looked over and saw this.
Thinking about all the 12-year-old kids who will be playing this game and seeing this in towns where it’s not safe to put that flag up. pic.twitter.com/QGr1Q7QrxZ
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) September 8, 2018
Of course, because it is social media, there is a contingency of people screaming about how they “don’t want this” in the game. Not to mention another group of players who were happy to see it, but were preaching that games like Call Of Duty have been doing the same thing for the past few titles but never got the recognition. We were actually stoked to see the imagery in what’s become one of the fastest selling PS4 games of the year. How do you feel about seeing Pride flags in Marvel’s Spider-Man?
— Ellen ︽✵︽ (@Ellen_C123) September 8, 2018