We previously reported on a retail listing that revealed the possibility of Spider-Man arriving on Marvel’s Avengers as a PlayStation exclusive character. Well, the listing is real as Sony confirmed the news in a blog post yesterday. According to Sony, our favourite web-swinging hero will land on Marvel’s Avengers on both PS5 and PS4 sometime next year.
According to the PlayStation Blog, Spider-Man will arrive as a playable character in early 2021 at no additional cost. In addition, everyone who owns the base game on the PlayStation family can play as the character. Everyone who own the game on PC and Xbox One, cannot.
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man comes to Marvel’s Avengers, exclusively on PlayStation. Crystal Dynamics offers early details on its own, unique take on the post-launch Hero: https://t.co/GA3t6Y40KI pic.twitter.com/TEho59XfIc
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 3, 2020
The announcement comes as no surprise. Sony’s history with the Spider-Man series dates back decades as the company released its own set of films and even published the Marvel’s Spider-Man video game in 2018. However, this is going to anger some Marvel fans who expect the full experience in the Avengers video game but own another gaming system.
Spider-Man joins the likes of Ms Marvel, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and Hawkeye in Marvel’s Avengers. The ambitious RPG is currently in development at Crystal Dynamics with a beta planned for this weekend on PS4 and other platforms next weekend. You can catch up on all our Marvel’s Avengers coverage here including the beta information and full gameplay reveal analysis. Catch up on the trailer down below;