Spider-Man will swing up Marvel’s Avenger, the upcoming live service game from developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix, exclusively on PlayStation.
The character will come to the platform in 2021, provided the wall crawler will be available for both PS4 and PS5, especially since the game supports multi-generation multiplayer. Exclusive characters are probably the reason why the game does not offer crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
Marvel’s Avenger will introduce Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego through an in-game event that includes single-player hero missions before becoming accessible in the wider multiplayer war zones.
Crystal Dynamics will be inspired by numerous interpretations of the character by various artists, but the original designs by Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr. will be the focus of the influence. Although the developer did not specifically deny this, it does not confirm that this will not be the same interpretation of the character seen in Insomniacs Spider Man Game.
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Spider-Man will follow the same format as the other characters in the game: skill trees that give him new skills, equipment to upgrade, and a variety of costumes to choose from. Crystal Dynamics also works to make the character’s gameplay feel like a natural addition to the title.
Spider-Man has strong ties to Sony because the company owns the film rights for the character and signs a contract with Marvel’s parent company Disney to include it in their cinematic universe. While the friendly neighborhood superhero can be found on other gaming platforms like the Nintendo Switches Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3That hasn’t stopped Sony from gaining exclusivity for Insomniac’s game. The developer was recently added as a PlayStation studio.
Console-exclusive characters are nothing new, but they are usually implemented in games that don’t have a narrative focus, such as the Soul Calibur series. With the game expanding the narrative over the years, it will be interesting to see how Crystal Dynamics embeds the web slinging superhero into the story, unless he is on his way to Xbox and PC, only as an unplayable option.