Honestly, if you’re reading this website then there’s a strong chance you were planning to purchase Marvel’s Avengers on either the PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 4 anyway. If that’s the case, then good news: you’ll be able to play as Spider-Man for free at some point early next year. Not everyone is quite so enthusiastic, though.
Obviously, Xbox One and PC owners feel they’ve been done a disservice here, and speaking with Comicbook.com, Crystal Dynamics boss Scot Amos had the following to say: “Once you can execute and deliver, when it comes down to choices of where and what Spider-Man can be, that's a relationship question that PlayStation absolutely has the rights to, that as you guys know, with Sony's ownership there, and Marvel with Sony saying, ‘Hey, this is something we can do. This is something we can do on this platform.’”
Que? “So, we love the idea of being able to bring this character to the PlayStation players,” he continued. “As far as everybody goes, we just announced Hawkeye less than a week ago. We have two characters announced within a matter of five days, the future is bright. People will get fixated on one thing as opposed to, ‘Oh by the way, you're going to have hundreds of hours of content and years of storylines coming ahead of us, and new worlds and regions, and new heroes,’ and more stuff we haven't even announced yet.”
To be honest, we’re not sure Amos even answered the question, but we appreciate he’s in a difficult situation here as these kind of decisions are made several levels above his pay grade. As we wrote recently, Sony has never shied away from these kind of deals, and there’s clearly data that suggests they work. Besides, there may be bigger issues for Marvel's Avengers to contend with right now.