PlayStation players are lamenting the removal of a popular bug in Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2, which caused the web-slinging protagonists to manifest as a small white cube during extended play sessions.
Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 boasts an impressive collection of 72 unlockable cosmetic skins, ranging from Peter Parker’s Venom-infused symbiote suit to Miles Morales’ costume store disguise ripped straight from 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
However, in the days following the launch of Spider-Man 2 evidence began to circulate of an unofficial 73rd appearance, born of a bug that had slipped Insomniac’s attention. Some players reported that, following prolonged play sessions, the character models for Miles and Peter would fail to load, and in their place would appear a small, white cube, which would take the place of the Spider-Men as they swung and fought their way through New York City.
The best Spider-Cube gameplay you’ll ever see in Spider-Man 2 pic.twitter.com/nJOlzBB6bQ
— Fizzy 💀 (@FizzyBizzz) October 24, 2023
✨I’m calling him Spider-Cube, based on a glitch I got in Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 on PS5 earlier today✨ pic.twitter.com/UlLOq1FvlI
— !CHRiS! Jones ✪ I’m OFFICIAL and BUSY (@mistajonz) October 23, 2023
Spider-Cube #MarvelsSpiderMan2 pic.twitter.com/TQCgUShvUq
— Mings, PharmD (@Ming_Uhh_Ling) October 25, 2023
Sadly, the latest patch for Spider-Man 2 saw to the removal of the glitch that gave rise to Spider-Cube, with the J. Jonah Jamesons over at Insomniac marking its removal with a post on X featuring a tombstone emoji next to a white square. Needless to say, the PlayStation community have not taken the loss of New York’s quirkiest superhero well.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) October 27, 2023
✨Well folks, Insomniac seems to have patched out our boy Spider-Cube from Spider-Man 2 on PS5✨ pic.twitter.com/lhXYCbovAK
— !CHRiS! Jones ✪ I’m OFFICIAL and BUSY (@mistajonz) October 27, 2023
The dev who fixed it when they were about to submit the CL pic.twitter.com/0N4Gj9LfCr
— Noah Alzayer (@NoahAlzayer) October 27, 2023
Gonna miss the Spider Cube 🕷️ ⬜
Best costume in the game in my opinion.#SpiderMan2 #MarvelsSpiderMan2 #glitch #InsomniacGames #PlayStation #SpiderCube @PlayStation @insomniacgames @SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/uxuq7z8pWj
— DMAJICM (@DMAJICM) October 27, 2023
Never forget pic.twitter.com/Fqy4Gqnl3v
— Count Scaridax 🌩️ (@Jak_Fan1) October 27, 2023
The cube will be missed
— NvMe🅿️🅿️ (@ArcStrider5) October 27, 2023
Bring it back 💙💙💙
— MJ (@MJ__Hernandez) October 27, 2023
Threaded amongst the deluge of memorial posts were calls for Insomniac to treat Spider-Cube as a feature, rather than a bug, and to add it to the official roster of in-game suits. Others hoped that the Cube might make an appearance in a future Spider-Verse animated movie.
give us a skin with spider-cube!!!!!!#JusticeforSpiderCube
— daniel (@danieIhx) October 27, 2023
Make it a skin!
— DANNYonPC (@DANNYonPC) October 27, 2023
Add him back please as a skinnn
— XI (@Vyluxi) October 27, 2023
There were also a scattering of posts claiming that Insomniac’s efforts to expunge Spider-Cube from existance hadn’t been entirely succesfull.
i wish i was kidding but im literally playing right now, and the cube is back 😭 pic.twitter.com/2nQzyab0dR
— renunmei (@RenUnmei) October 27, 2023
Taken in the current update! It’s not dead! pic.twitter.com/0185TRsUGs
— Brady Rowe (@Rowe50B) October 27, 2023
In IGN’s 8/10 review we said that “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 delivers Insomniac’s best tale yet, and despite its open world falling short, is a reliably fun superhero power trip”. Be sure to check out our interactive map and comprehensive guides to get the most out of Insomniac’s latest superhero-infused adventure through New York City.
Anthony is a freelance contributor covering science and video gaming news for IGN. He has over eight years experience of covering breaking developments in multiple scientific fields and absolutely no time for your shenanigans. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer
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