Late last week, Square Enix announced that it was disbanding 2020 Live Service Game, Marvel’s AvengersWill no longer receive new content or major updates after March 31st. And All official support for the game will end On September 30, 2023, digital sales will end on that date as well. While you’ll still be able to play it offline and online with friends after this date, it’s effectively game over for the troubled online action game. Still, even in death, developer Crystal Dynamics just confirmed that the Spider-Man character will be exclusive to the PS4 and PS5 versions.
This story started when, shortly before the release Marvel’s AvengersCrystal Dynamics announced that Spider-Man will be added to the game at a later date. However, the famous web-slinger will not be coming to Xbox or PC versions. Instead, PS4 (and later PS5) players only The character will have access. It took longer than expectedBut finally, in November 2021 Spider-Man pops up in the PlayStation version. At the time fans theorized that Spider-Man was owned by Sony and therefore Spidey was only on PlayStation. (It’s not, because Sony only owns the film rights to the character.) But since then, famous superheroes have emerged. midnight sun across all platforms. So it’s not like Spider-Man can only exist on PlayStation consoles.
and yet, Crystal Dynamics confirmed in a January 20 blog post That Spider-Man still wouldn’t be Coming to Xbox or PC. What a shame! Even with the failed live-service game dead, none of Spidey’s corporate overlords can agree to let him be free on all platforms for a few people. Avenger Players are still enjoying the game.
Kotaku Marvel, PlayStation, Square Enix, Embracer Group, and Crystal Dynamics were contacted for comment, but did not hear back before publication.
I already know that in comments or quote retweets people will claim that Sony fully owns Spider-Man (it doesn’t) or that Sony can’t legally allow the character to appear on another platform (it can). Yet he is there midnight sun, a game released on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. He has also featured in mobile games released across iOS, Android and PC.
So it’s entirely possible for Spidey to show up on other consoles if people are pulling the strings, cutting the deals, and the deals can be agreed to. But apparently no one cares enough Avenger And its community allows players to collect one last gesture of goodwill and show off the web-slingin’ hero on Xbox and PC. If you want to play the full version of the game after support ends in September, it looks like you’ll need to own a PlayStation. Say it with me again: console-exclusive DLC is bad.
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