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Advanced Graphics Summit: 'Marvel's Spider-Man' Remastered: A PC Postmortem

Rebecca Fernandez OShea  (Graphics Programmer, Nixxes Software)

Michiel Roza  (Principal Optimization Programmer, Nixxes Software)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 20

Time: 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Marvels Spider-Man was originally developed by Insomniac Games in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Marvel for PlayStation 4 in 2018, followed by the PlayStation 5 version Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered in 2020. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered has been lovingly brought to PC by Nixxes Software.
Nixxes has extensive experience bringing games to PC, with their back catalogue of critically acclaimed PC ports going back 20 years.
In this talk, Nixxes will discuss the process and challenges of bringing Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered to PC, covering some hot topics such as Direct3D 12 pipeline state object creation and management, non-unified memory management, ray tracing, debugging device removal crashes and supporting widescreen and resolutions other than the television standard of 16:9.


The audience will gain insight into decisions made by Nixxes while bringing Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered to PC using Direct3D 12 including handy tips, best practices, struggles faced and pitfalls to avoid.

Intended Audience

Graphics programmers working on PC versions of AAA titles, as well as programmers & programming students interested in learning more about PC graphics.