We’ve been left with many questions after the surprise reveal that Insomniac is working on a Wolverine game for PlayStation 5. The brief teaser trailer was filled to the brim with Easter eggs from the character’s long comic history but was mainly to announce it is currently in production. It did give us some small glimpses into the design of their version of Wolverine and that he’ll certainly rough up some people in his new journey.
Shortly after, we got the confirmation that they are also going to release a sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man in 2023, which also made some concern it might just be a smaller project like the Miles Morales midquel. Well, luckily the game’s Creative Director Brian Horton took to Twitter to not only confirm it’s a full-size game but will also keep a mature tone.
It’s great news for fans of the character. While his time in the 20th Century Fox franchise had him mainly in PG-13 projects, the character is known for his bloodier interactions. So, it’s great they aren’t dialing it back and PlayStation isn’t shy to include some mature projects in their line-up that still perform incredibly well. It’s also what made the X-Men Origins: Wolverine game stand out when it got released back in 2009. To this day, it might be one of the best tie-in games to a film and there’s a lot of inspiration Insomniac might take from it.