In Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man Will Be a PlayStation Exclusive

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The good news: Crystal Dynamics has announced that Spider-Man will be appearing in Marvel’s Avengers as a post-launch playable hero. The bad news: he’ll only be available for those playing on the PlayStation version.

Given that Sony still maintains the media rights to Spider-Man, and games like Marvel’s Spider-Man are exclusive to PlayStation, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. But it’s a big bummer to Marvel fans playing on PC and Xbox. The Spider-Man DLC will be free, and due to arrive sometime early next year.

“It’s never been a better time to be a spider-fan,” writes Jeff Adams, associate art director at Crystal Dynamics. “The team at Crystal Dynamics, along with our partners, are overjoyed that we get to be a part of this hero’s gaming journey.  We can’t wait for you to add Spider-Man to your Marvel’s Avengers roster in early 2021, and as we’ve promised before, he will be available at no additional cost to owners of the base game, exclusively on PlayStation.”

The Spider-Man addition will come with an event that provides unique challenges for the webslinger, as well as multiple cosmetic outfits from his storied comic history.

Marvel’s Avengers is launching September 4 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Over the next three weekends, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix are hosting multiple beta weekends, including closed betas for pre-orders and open betas. A full open beta on all platforms will run from August 21 – 23. They previously announced the first free post-launch hero DLC as Hawkeye.

Marvel’s Avengers is rated T for Teen.

Marvel’s Avengers Coming to Next Gen Consoles

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Square Enix confirmed today that Marvel’s Avengers will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X this Holiday season. The highly anticipated action game is first releasing for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia on September 4.

For gamers who plan on picking up a next-gen console but don’t want to wait on Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll be able to upgrade to the next-gen version for free. The only catch is the upgrade must be from PlayStation 4 to 5 or from Xbox One to Xbox One X. The upgraded versions will also feature cross-gen play, so PS5 users can play with PS4 friends, and likewise with the Xbox One X.

On next-gen consoles players will enjoy faster load times thanks to the solid state drive, as well as improved texturing, ray tracing, 3D audio, and increased resolution and overall graphical fidelity. Players will be able to choose between enhanced graphics mode or high framerate mode.

Square Enix is hosting a Marvel’s Avengers War Table stream tomorrow, June 24, at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern at the official Avengers website. The stream will showcase new gameplay content, including co-op.

Marvel’s Avengers will release on September 4 on current hardware, and later this Holiday season on PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X. It is currently pending a rating from the ESRB.