Spider-Man will come to Marvel’s Avengers, exclusively for PlayStation console owners, in 2021.
In a PlayStation Blog post on Monday, Crystal Dynamics associate art director Jeff Adams revealed that Spider-Man will come to Marvel’s Avengers sometime next year. However, Spider-Man will only come to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, meaning Windows PC and Xbox players won’t have access to the new hero.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics did not specify if Spider-Man’s appearance in Marvel’s Avengers would be a permanent or timed exclusive. We’ve reached out to the publisher for more details. Considering that Marvel’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales are exclusively PlayStation titles, it’s possible that Spider-Man may not come to Marvel’s Avengers on other platforms.
For PlayStation users, Crystal Dynamics said it wanted to make sure Spider-Man plays the way fans expect, switching seamlessly between movement and combat. Spider-Man will also have several skill trees at his disposal — like all heroes — so players can customize their Spider-Man to play differently than other PlayStation players.
In terms of fashion, Crystal Dynamics said it drew inspiration from early iterations of Spider-Man, citing artists Steve Ditko and John Romita, Sr. Fans should expect the classic red and blue Spidey, complete with his webbed underarms. But Spider-Man fans should have plenty of other consumes to choose from in the full game.
Crystal Dynamics will launch a special, in-game event around Spider-Man’s debut, issuing a set of challenges for players to complete.
Marvel’s Avengers is only a month away, with the beta weekends starting for players as early as Aug. 7. On the June 29 War Table stream, Crystal Dynamics revealed Hawkeye as the game’s first post-launch hero. The bow and arrow user comes as part of the Avenger’s Initiative, which takes place after Marvel’s Avengers’ main campaign. It’s unclear if Spider-Man will also have a new campaign. Both heroes are free for owners of Marvel’s Avengers.
Crystal Dynamics will launch Marvel’s Avengers on Sept. 4 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. The game will come to next-generation consoles later this holiday.