Peter Parker is back from the land of dust and ready to swing into his next adventure next month. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits cinemas in early July and, as with most Sony Pictures-produced movies, it’s getting a tie-in VR experience. Poor ol’ Spidey doesn’t have the best track record with VR, but I’m actually cautiously optimistic about this one.
See, I played Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality Experience back at Mobile World Congress in February. While this is indeed a tie-in piece and not a ‘full’ game, it was the first Spidey VR app to finally let me web-swing. The VR experience for Spider-Man: Homecoming was a largely stationary experience and the web-slinger was significantly nerfed in 2018’s Marvel Powers United VR. Homecoming developer CreateVR is returning for this experience and the team seems to have taken some lessons from its first attempt.
From what I played back in February, web-swinging is closer to something like Windlands here. You’re more zipping between buildings than you are swinging around them. We’ve got some gameplay below, though the player isn’t having an easy time with it.
The PlayStation Blog says the piece will let you pick from four different Spidey suits. It also teases that a “colossal and dangerous enemy is waiting.” We’d presume that would mean Far From Home big bad, Mysterio, but it could be something else.
Anyway, look for the app to launch on PSVR sometime this week. I played it on the Rift back at MWC so expect it to launch there too, and probably on Vive as well. No word on a possible Quest version but, if it comes to Valve Index with finger-tracking support I’ll die of happiness. Thwip!