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News Avengers dev insists PlayStation’s exclusive Spider-Man is still coming this year (Exclusive to PlayStation only)

kingfey

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CONTENT “STILL ON TRACK” DESPITE ONLY FOUR MONTHS OF THE YEAR REMAINING, SAYS CRYSTAL DYNAMICS


Marvel’s AvengersPS5 exclusive Spider-Man character will still arrive this year, despite a lengthy silence around the content, developer Crystal Dynamics has said.

Spider-Man was originally scheduled to be released in “early 2021”, but it was delayed to later in the year after the game’s troubled launch resulted in its first two new characters being pushed back.

In March, Marvel’s Avengers 2021 content roadmap included no mention of Spider-Man at all, and with just four months of the year left it’s still yet to show the character publicly.

However, speaking this week Marvel’s Avengers’ senior game designer Scott Walters claimed that Spider-Man is still expected to join the game this year.

“In terms of what we can say now, we’ve always scheduled and looked to bring Spider-Man out in 2021 for PlayStation owners. That is still on track, so we’ll have more announcements later on this year,” he said.

Crystal Dynamics’ associate art director, Jeff Adams, gave fans a taste of what to expect from the Spider-Man content in a PlayStation Blog announcement post last August.

“When Spider-Man comes to our stable of heroes, we’ll be marking his debut with an in-game event that will introduce him to the wider world of Marvel’s Avengers,” he wrote. “The event is comprised of a series of unique challenges for the hero to take on, testing his abilities, and yielding some exciting results.

“And like the rest of our heroes in Marvel’s Avengers, we will offer multiple cosmetic outfits and gameplay experience options, so you can make your vision of the wall crawler a reality.”

Amos previously raised eyebrows when he was asked how Xbox and PC gamers who want to play as Spider-Man should feel.

“I would say that Marvel’s Avengers has a lot of heroes,” he replied, “and with the scope and the breadth of this game and this universe, players are going to have their hands full with a lot to play with.”


Amos added:
“And for those players who absolutely want to play as Spider-Man, you have the option to do so on PlayStation.”
 
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kingfey

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Daniil Medvedev No GIF by Tennis TV
 

LordCBH

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“Early 2021” was obviously a blatant lie from the get go. They knew what state the game was in and still shat it out anyway.
 
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Fact of the matter is it's not difficult to incorporate Spider-Man into the game, but they're going to wait until sales hit near zero and then drop him into the game. Spider-Man is the only thing keeping this game relevant in anybody's eyes, and once Crystal Dynamics drops him into the game, it's going to probably be too little too late and people will probably lose interest not long after that.

This game reminds me of what Square Enix did with FFXV, and look how that turned out. They released a half-finished game, kept trying to get people to come back by having in-game events, and releasing DLC for each of the characters (or as everybody knows, the content that should have been in the game but got cut due to the how shitty development went). Just like FFXV Square Enix needs to drop support for this turd, learn from their mistakes, and move on to something else.
 

FranXico

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Crying over DLC in a shit game is so 2019, OP. Nobody wants to be that obviously hypocritical any more.
 

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It will probably be shown at the PlayStation showcase then, same as with the trailer for GTA V (which is also still scheduled for this year despite the fact that we have not seen any next-gen footage)
 

Arun1910

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Guys, ms Marvel is so boring >_< does it get better?

I didn't continue playing because her gameplay was meh =/
All of them are boring at first because the moveset is limited. Keep with it and you'll unlock more characters and then can upgrade whichever one you want properly.

Bare in mind the endgame loop is very scarce. Hopefully the next expansion takes care of that because otherwise the game was fun up until having nothing to do.

Also on topic - Defo December. That's when No Way Home releases. Makes sense to do a tie in to drive more sales for the PS version
 
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Is there actually anyone out there who even cares about this shit anymore?

I mean, if you want Spiderman gameplay go play fucking Spiderman or Miles Morales. I'm willing to bet Avenger's Spiderman is going to be garbage compared to those games in terms of abilities and movement anyway.

Getting Spiderman as a character won't suddenly make this game good, it'll still be the same dogshit only now with Spiderman.

PLEASE BE EXCITED
 

JCK75

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Can't wait, I'm sure a single exclusive character will make the game suck less.
 

Umbasaborne

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Lol, sure, at the slow rate they are able to get characters out, i doubt it. Avengers would have been amazing if they could have gotten a character out every 3 or 4 months
 

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both people playing must be so excited (2 active players lol)
 

Kenpachii

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Rofl, more interesting is that this game has still developers working on it.
 
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I was still dabbling with World at War a couple years ago even though it had modders here or there. But at that point, the modders basically all left leaving legit gamers.

The online count was still 500 on Xbox. For a game that came out in 2008.
 
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