Marvel's Avengers won't have PS4 and PS5 exclusive heroes besides Spider-Man
Players not on PlayStation should be excited for Hawkeye.
What you need to know
- Spider-Man is exclusive to the PlayStation versions of Marvel's Avengers.
- According to the developers, Spider-Man is the only character that will be exclusive.
- The developers also gave the example of Hawkeye at content players on Xbox or PC can be excited for.
- For anyone who simply has to play as Spider-Man, "you have the option to do so on PlayStation."
Marvel's Avengers has been brought up a fair bit lately as a subject of discussion for exclusive or timed exclusive content. PlayStation players will be getting costume and emote packs that are exclusive for 30 days. Meanwhile, Spider-Man is coming to the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game as an exclusive character at some point in 2021.
Spider-Man is one of the biggest names in Marvel. When asked about why the character was made exclusive to the PlayStation platform and if any future heroes will be console exclusive, Crystal Dynamics studio head Sct Amos told IGN that no other characters will be exclusive to PlayStation.
This was made possible as a "...unique opportunity for us because of the relationship that PlayStation and Marvel have." Amos further explained that players on all platforms can look forward to free post-launch heroes such as Hawkeye. Amos added that "And for those players who absolutely want to play as Spider-Man, you have the option to do so on PlayStation."
The beta for Marvel's Avengers begins on August 7 for anyone who preordered the game on PS4. It opens up to all platforms without preordering on August 27. If you'd like to learn more about Marvel's Avengers, you can read our impressions of the beta right here.
Marvel's Avengers is set to release on PS4, PC, Stadia and Xbox on September 4. Anyone who buys the game on PS4 or Xbox One will get a free upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version when those consoles release.
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Before you accuse others of being hypocrites, can you show me ONE link where you criticised MS for the 22 timed exclusives they proudly showed recently?
Yeah, JUST ONE link.
And yeah, it's still a problem if you're on Playstation. You're part of the problem. As I said, I never had too much of an interest in this game, but now I think the morally right thing to do is to boycott it. Don't give money to those who have the power to force these things on the industry and the players. Make your money speak for you. And get the hell out of the Playstation ecosystem, for crying out loud.
Now this is ultra BS. I understand greedy-Sony but I don't understand why Marvel accepted that deal. Marvel is about bringing people together. Spider-Man should be for everyone.
Full exclusive usually means that the company invested it's money to make a game and covered the entire cost. They are making that game FOR their players. A game that would probably not exist otherwise. (example: Until Dawn) Timed exclusive is a company investing money to DELAY a third party game for others. A game that was coming for others anyways. Their own gamers get nothing (beside bragging rights and console war ammo). It's anti-gaming because the money isn't really spent for gamers but against gamers. And after that they'll try to make it sound like they have a real exclusive through their marketing campaign, often demanding the studios not to say it's timed or even the duration of the deal. Just ways to mislead gamers.
If that money was instead spent to make games for THEIR gamers everyone would win.
Their gamers would get a game, others would get a 3rd party game on time. Full exclusive is actually great for gaming, timed is horrible for gaming.
I would say this exclusive for Spider-man is different, I've already posted what I thought about it.