During the summer of last year, and before Marvel’s Avengers even came out, the controversial news came out that Spider-Man was being added to the roster. The kicker? He would be exclusive to the PlayStation ecosystem. While it was hard not to get excited thinking about swinging around as the wall-crawler alongside the likes of Captain America and Iron Man, it meant that, among other things, players on Xbox, Stadia and PC were getting an inferior version of Marvel’s Avengers, and it near eliminated any hopes of cross-play between platforms.
When the announcement was made, it was stated that Spider-Man would be coming in early 2021, but now it looks like that timeline has been moved closer to the end of the year. Speaking to IGN, Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos said that Spider-Man would not arrive before Black Panther, the next character coming to the game and shown off for the first during during the Square Enix Presents digital event earlier today. On the freshly revealed roadmap, Black Panther is placed firmly at the end after a series of spring and summer updates.
Despite this latest course correction news, it doesn’t mean that Spider-Man is not a priority nor his development has been left to the wayside. “I can tell you that, formally, officially, people are working on him right now,” said Amos adding “”So it is still on our roadmap for the future.”
Marvel’s Avenges is available now on PlayStation and Xbox platforms, Google Stadia and PC.