Surprise: The ‘Sam Raimi’ Suit Is Now In Spider-Man PS4

Surprise: The ‘Sam Raimi’ Suit Is Now In Spider-Man PS4

In a last-minute holiday present to Spider-Man fans, publisher Sony said today that it is indeed adding the iconic ‘Sam Raimi’ suit—you know, the one from the Tobey Maguire movies—to the recently released PS4 game. It’s free for everyone with a copy of Spider-Man.

There’s a lot of drama attached to this one, as some fans have been hounding developer Insomniac Games (and, most notably, its community director, James Stevenson) after an August tease for the Raimi suit was never quite resolved. Turns out the suit was coming—it just took longer than anyone thought it would.

“Just know things take a LONG time sometimes (months and months!) and even then go down to the literal wire,” Stevenson wrote on Twitter this morning. “We obviously never stopped listening.”

“Dude I literally broke down in the gym crying,” wrote one fan in response. “This means a lot to me, thank you.”

Getting any licensed property implemented into a video game always requires navigating bureaucracy, as there can be many layers of approval before you get to a yes, even for one of the most successful games of the year. But with five days to go until Christmas, the Raimi suit made it just in time.


  • Seriously. Someone broke down in the gym? In public? Over a costume in a game?

    This is why developers probably should keep a good barrier between themselves and the wishes of their most ardent and mentally unbalanced fans.

  • It doesn’t mean anything to me but I appreciate that it means a lot to other people it seems, and that makes the fact that it’s free DLC instead of being monetized a pretty good thing. This game could easily have gone the route of putting outfits behind a paywall so I appreciate when things like this are kept free for everyone to enjoy.

  • The tantrum throwing over this fucking suit was ridiculous…
    I like that they gave it out as a freebie, huge props to Insomniac for that…but my god, people seriously need to calm the hell down.

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