As we near its release, The Avengers is starting to gain steam as being one of the bigger releases of 2020. In the last War Table, they highlighted the beginning of their character expansion plans with Hawkeye.
We’ve now learned that Spider-Man will join the game for free in 2021, but only on the PlayStation version. This is a stiff reminder that Sony owns the right to the Spider-Man IP.
The team at Crystal Dynamics, along with our partners, are overjoyed that we get to be a part of this hero’s gaming journey. We can’t wait for you to add Spider-Man to your Marvel’s Avengers roster in early 2021, and as we’ve promised before, he will be available at no additional cost to owners of the base game, exclusively on PlayStation.
You can find the full update from PlayStation including some of the history of Spider-Man that is being examined for the content via the PlayStation blog here.
While it’s great to see Spider-Man joining the game and the care they are taking with his history, it’s just another content “exclusive” aspect of a third-party game that’s frustrating for some fans. As always, we understand the business aspect of it, but that doesn’t mean we agree with it!