Marvel's Avengers devs clarify Spider-Man will be the only platform exclusive character

By Heidi Nicholas,
The Marvel's Avengers devs have now addressed the negative fan reactions to Spider-Man's reveal as a PlayStation exclusive character, and also seem to have confirmed there will be no other platform exclusive characters.

Marvel's Avengers Spider-Man PS4 exclusive

Just a few days ago, the announcement that Spider-Man will be a PlayStation exclusive character in Marvel's Avengers prompted a backlash from Xbox and PC players, as did the additional "PlayStation advantages" for Marvel's Avengers, which include 30-days exclusive access to new cosmetics and extra PS Plus benefits.

The response from Xbox and PC fans has been mostly negative, and Crystal Dynamics has now addressed this response. Speaking to IGN Japan, Scot Amos, studio head of Crystal Dynamics, said the chance to add Spider-Man to the game was "a unique opportunity for us because of the relationship that PlayStation and Marvel have." Discussing the experience for players on other platforms, who wouldn't be able to play as Spider-Man, Amos said, “I would say that Marvel’s Avengers has a lot of heroes, 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 also points out that Hawkeye was recently revealed as the game's first post-launch hero, saying, "as we have just announced with Hawkeye, there are more heroes to come. So this is an opportunity to celebrate (Spider-Man’s addition) uniquely for those players (on PlayStation) because of that relationship, but I think there’s so much of a world for people to explore... I would say, look at all this stuff you get to play with.” Amos added that "for those players who absolutely want to play as Spider-Man, you have the option to do so on PlayStation.”

Amos also told IGN Japan that Spider-Man "is the only character that we are doing that way,” which seems to confirm that no other characters will be PlayStation exclusives.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.