Rumors have started to circulate saying that the Spider-Man game being developed by Insomniac Games will have a crafting system, though there’s no indication that it’s true. However, the rumor was started by Insomniac themselves via a Twitter post, which talked about how Peter Parker built his suit and gadgets.
Traditionally, though Spider-Man is normally unable to actually produce webs on his own (while the spider-bite that gave him his powers did make him superhuman, he didn’t get any web-producing organs that actual spiders have), he’s created web-shooters that hold a tough mixture that allows him to tie up criminals and swing around New York.
Previous Spider-Man continuities, such as the Sam Raimi films starring Toby Maguire, have sometimes brought up the possibility of Peter’s body being mutated to allow him to produce webs on his own, however other movies like the Amazing Spiderman movies starring Andrew Garfield and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming
The tweet from Insomniac lends credence to the possibility that the game will have a crafting system, and it will most likely focus around Peter improving or changing his suit and his web-shooters over the course of the game. These sorts of upgrades will likely be able to make the suit more resistant to damage, allow the webs to be stronger and harder for enemies to break out of, or allow him to swing faster.
However, Insomniac has so far said nothing about any sort of crafting mechanic in the game. If it turns out that there is a crafting system, we’ll most likely hear about it in some sort of subsequent video, whether it’s a developer diary or an article about the game in a magazine such as Game Informer.
With Spider-Man still a ways away (since it’s coming out in 2018), we likely won’t get a definite answer for a while yet. Insomniac’s Spider-Man game will be coming out exclusively for the Playstation 4.