Insomniac Games is riding high right now thanks to the recent release of the critically-acclaimed PS4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man, but the Burbank, California-based studio could just as easily have made a game based on Black Panther, Thor or, well, pretty much any Marvel character they wanted.
In a new episode of the interview show IGN Unfiltered, Insomniac CEO Ted Price discussed the making of Spider-Man and how his team wound up working with Marvel in the first place. According to Price, he initially wasn’t too keen on working on someone else’s property, but his tune quickly changed when he saw the reaction from his staff.
“Connie Booth, who is a great friend, and also one of our partners at Sony, was down at Insomniac,” Price said, “and she said to me, one day, ‘What would you think about working on a Marvel game?'” At first, Price says he was “fairly neutral” on the idea, as Insomniac was known for making games based on original properties. “I hadn’t really considered working on someone else’s IP.”