Spider-Man Fans Celebrate as Massive Update Brings a PlayStation Exclusive Into the Handheld World

Published 08/04/2022, 8:50 AM EDT

After the success as a PlayStation exclusive, Insomniac Games and Sony decided to port their successful video game title, Spider-Man, to PC. However, there is more good news for PC gamers as they could play this gem on a hand-held console.

The game’s developer, Insomniac games, recently shared about the game being verified on Steam Deck. Usually, AAA games like this former PlayStation exclusive becomes Steam Deck compatible after the release. However, Spider-Man is already a Steam Deck verified before its release on August 12.

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Steam Deck is a hand-held console developed by Valve which lets players enjoy PC games as high-end video games. Moreover, Valve categorizes games into four categories of compatibility with the console. The verified category is games most compatible with the console, like Elden Ring, Valheim, and Stray.

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Most fans are thrilled to hear from Insomniac Games about Spider-Man being a Steam Deck verified. Now, fans would not only be able to enjoy it on PC but also during their travels as a hand-held console game. Although some are wondering at what settings the game would run on this hand-held platform.

However, some fans also questioned whether this Steam Deck version would give a similar experience to PlayStation. One of the fans even went on to take a shot at the hand-held console giant Nintendo switch, claiming Steam Deck offers a better experience than Switch.

What would the PC version offer over the PlayStation version?

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The action-adventure superhero game came out on September 7, 2018 for the PlayStation 4. But after the release of the next-gen Sony consoles, Insomniac Games remastered this gem with higher graphics for the PlayStation 5. Now, the remastered version will be ported to PC.

However, Insomniac Games took a step further for PC gamers, as the new PC version would be a grander visual treat for fans. Now, fans can enjoy the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with higher graphic quality thanks to the ray-tracing technology.

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Fans should definitely pre-purchase this gem, which is available on Steam and Epic Store for $50. Undoubtedly, it would be a massive success on the new platform like it was on PlayStation. Are you excited to play Spider-Man on PC? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an esports and F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan.

Edited By: Jito Tenson

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