Insomniac working on a mystery multiplayer project

Path of least Resistance.

Insomniac Games has largely focused on single-player titles over the last few years, producing big hits Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Marvel's Spider-Man for the PlayStation. But it seems the studio has plans to work on a multiplayer project - although exactly what this could be is anyone's guess.

A job advert posted by Insomniac on Twitter mentions the developer has "five new job openings for a multiplayer project". Insomniac is looking for a creative director, systems designer, story lead, art director and VFX artist.

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That doesn't give much away, but the systems designer job description does mention having a "thorough understanding of melee combat systems, enemy design and boss design" would be useful experience. The designer would help develop "combat, navigation, progression, and economy" for a multiplayer environment. Make of that what you will.

Naturally, this has provoked a fair bit of speculation on social media - could this be a standalone game, or a multiplayer mode for a predominantly single-player game? Some are hoping for a revival of sci-fi shooter Resistance, while others think it could be co-op for a future Spider-Man title. Given Insomniac has just released Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, it could be quite some time before we hear the actual answer.

In the office, at least, this has all provoked a debate over the plural form of Spider-Man. Is it Spider-Mans? Or Spider-Men? Please help.

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