After intense rumors, Sony finally confirms that Spidey will arrive as a playable character in the Crystal Dyamics game exclusively for PlayStation consoles
Spider-Man will arrive as a playable character in Marvel’s Avengers exclusively for the versions of the Square Enix title on PS4 and PS5; This has been confirmed by Sony after recent and intense rumors that pointed to this possibility, ensuring that Spidey will be part of the roster of characters for the next Crystal Dynamics title only on PlayStation consoles and that it will be available on September 4 also on PC, Xbox One and Stadia, also compatible on new generation consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X) when available.
Not the Spidey of Insomniac Games
Thus, and thanks to a recent article on Marvel’s Avengers published on the official PlayStation blog, Jeff Adams, one of the top managers of the Crystal Dynamics studio, has confirmed that Spider-Man, the famous arachnid superhero, will also be part of the new video game. Marvel along with the already confirmed characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel or Hawkeye, yes, exclusively for the versions of the title of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, since the Let’s remember, Spider-Man character is owned by Sony.
Spider-Man is slated to hit Marvel’s Avengers in early 2021 at no additional cost through an exclusive event that will introduce the character to the Avengers universe of Crystal Dynamics, an event that will test Spider-Man’s abilities in a series of really “exciting” missions. Of course, it will not be the same Spider-Man that we already know from Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 (and soon in the PS5 spin-off), but it will be a version specially designed for the universe of the videogame Marvel’s Avengers.
According to Jeff Adams, the Spider-Man that we will see in Marvel’s Avengers will be highly influenced by the most classic version of Spider-Man from the Steve Ditko comics, evolved years later by the famous stage of John Romita in the arachnid comics. In addition, Vine Napoli, responsible for the gameplay of Spider-Man in Marvel’s Avengers, ensures that the combat will be as fluid and intuitive as can be expected from the classic Spidey of the comics.
Lastly, Spider-Man will have its own in-game skill tree, including representative character attacks and combat techniques, so each player can evolve the character in their own way.