Anyone who’s played Insomniac Games’ recently released Spider-Man on PS4 knows that it offers something all too rare: a legitimately great video game based on a Marvel property. But while Spider-Man is indeed an outlier at present, its success “kicks off a new era for Marvel console games.”

That, according to a tweet from Marvel Games executive director Bill Rosemann, who reiterated recent remarks from Insomniac Games creative director Bryan Intihar calling Spider-Man “the Iron Man of Marvel video games.” What Intihar meant by that statement is that he sees Spider-Man as the launching pad for future Marvel video games, similar to how the 2008 Iron Man film kicked off the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it today.

Inithar made those comments during a Spider-Man spoilercast with Kinda Funny Games, stating, “The funny thing that Marvel and I talk a lot about, is this is the Iron Man, this is the one that’s going to start it off.”

It was recently reported that Spider-Man sold 3.3 million copies in its first three days alone, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation exclusive ever. Frankly, we think the game deserves every accolade it’s received, as evidenced by our glowing review.

For more on Marvel’s Spider-Man, check out our rundown of the game’s many cool Easter eggs.

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