Sorry, web-head fans on PC or Xbox. Spider-Man will only be available on the PlayStation version of Marvel’s Avengers. Spidey will be joining the character roster in 2021 as part of a post-launch update to the superhero game but only on Sony’s console platform. Crystal Dynamics’ Scot Amos confirmed the news and explained the reason for the exclusivity. It’s a licensing issue related to the movie business.
“So the beauty of Spider-Man and what Spider-Man represents as a character in this world is, again, it comes back to the relationship with PlayStation and Marvel. We happen to be ones who can execute and deliver when it comes down to choices of where and what Spider-Man can be, that’s a relationship question that you know PlayStation absolutely has the rights to that as you guys know with Sony’s [movie rights] ownership there and Marvel with Sony saying, ‘hey, this is something we can do, this is something we can do on this platform’ and as creators we have this opportunity that we can make something unique and fun and awesome.”
Never fret, true believer. Amos offered this advice for players that need a dose of Peter Parker in their game.
“And for those players who absolutely want to play as Spider-Man, you have the option to do so on PlayStation.”
Marvel’s Avengers will launch on September 4