Spider-Man might be Marvel’s most iconic hero, even when he’s solely an occasional member of the Avengers – however the hero’s been tied up in weird licensing rights all through the fashionable period of Marvel movies, and that state of affairs has affected Spidey’s video games, too. The upcoming Avengers game will characteristic Spider-Man as a playable hero, however solely on PlayStation.
Spider-Man will hit Avengers in a free replace in “early 2021”, the devs clarify on the PlayStation Blog, together with a set of challenges meant to introduce the character and his in-game talents. There will likely be further costumes for the wall-crawler, as properly. All this content material will likely be unique to PlayStation platforms.
So PC and Xbox gamers can have no entry to Spidey. Different future heroes will come as free updates on all platforms – the devs not too long ago confirmed that Hawkeye would arrive in a single such replace – nevertheless it appears Spidey’s licensing nightmare will comply with him into the Avengers. Sony nonetheless has the Spider-Man movie rights and Insomniac’s glorious Spider-Man recreation was a Sony-published PS4 unique, so it appears the corporate is eager to maintain Spidey tied to its manufacturers.
That simply means Xbox and PC gamers are going to have a notably-less-complete model of the Avengers as soon as the post-launch heroes begin to hit.
The Avengers game release date is about for September 4.