Spider-Man was recently announced as a PlayStation-exclusive character for Marvel’s Avengers on PS4 and PS5, meaning that only people with Sony consoles will be able to play as one of Marvel’s most popular characters. Now, developers Crystal Dynamics have addressed why this is the case, and promised that it will be an isolated example.
IGN reports that studio head Scot Amos said Spidey’s appearance is “a unique opportunity for us because of the relationship that PlayStation and Marvel have.” Because Sony published Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games, they’re in the unique position to home Spider-Man in the PlayStation versions of The Avengers.
Amos hopes that Xbox and PC fans won’t be too disheartened. “I think there’s so much of a world for people to explore…I would say, look at all this stuff you get to play with,” he says.
“That is the only character that we are doing that way,” Amos said, promising that you won’t be missing out on other characters if you buy the game on Xbox–and the Xbox won’t get its own exclusives.
While Spider-Man is the only exclusive character, PlayStation players will also get numerous cosmetic exclusives in their version of the game.
GameSpot recently went hands-on with Marvel’s Avengers, and critic Phil Hornshaw said that it might be a “wait-and-see situation”.
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