Faced with a global epidemic of the magnitude of that caused by the coronavirus, many come to mind zombie apocalypse games, postnuclear or biological, like The Division 2, but few would think that the latest adventure from Marvel’s Spiderman predict so well what action New York City is currently taking (main focus of contagion in the US) to fight the virus. Many PS4 players will remember that Spider-Man already faced a similar health crisis in the 2018 game created by Insomniac Games.
(SPOILERS ALERT) Near the end of Marvel's Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus releases a virus called Devil's Breath over New York City that forces the inhabitants to remain confined at home, while the wall-climbing enemies roam at large spreading chaos in Manhatan. The measures taken by the city authorities in the Insomniac Games game now seem too familiar to us, such as the warning to stay home to avoid contact with other people so as not to get infected. In the same way that now the coronavirus, ** is not only highly contagious, but an infected person can spread the disease despite showing no symptoms. **
Even the health warnings in the media and on billboards are very similar to the tone and speech that we are seeing these days after the appearance of the coronavirus outbreak.