Spider-Man PS4: The REAL Origin Of Norman Osborn's Oscorp


With Spider-Man for PS4, developer Insomniac Games has shown a great deal of care for the larger  world of Spider-Man lore, treating the title's characters delicately while making a story of its own. Part of this is showcased by the studio's handling of Norman Osborn and Oscorp, with the game providing Spider-Man fans with an explanation of the origin of the company.
Osborn is one of many familiar characters in Spider-Man. The game is chock full of references to the larger Marvel universe, and there are plenty of villains looking to knock Spidey down a peg or two. Indeed, everything from its plot through to the difficulty levels of the game itself  point towards an understanding of what fans love about the comics.

Insomniac isn't shy of giving players more details, and that's where the origin of Oscorp comes in. During the mission A Fresh Start, Peter Parker is speaking with Dr. Otto Octavius, who tells Peter that he was lab partners with Norman Osborn while at college. The pair became friends, and eventually would decide to start a company between them.


Their friendship at college formed the reason for the Oscorp name as well. The duo were referred to as the'Os', so the simple thing to do - according to Octavius - was to attach "corp' to the end of the name to make it "a catchy name.' There would, however, be problems down the line, with Octavius leaving the company over a project started by Osborn that the doctor considered "unethical' - a project that was likely the Devil's Breath . Octavius accepted a settlement for leaving the company, but that money wouldn't last.

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