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Spider-Man Being a PlayStation Exclusive Character for Marvel's Avengers Sucks

In a recent discussion with DualShockers Editors, we discuss why Spider-Man being PS4 exclusive sucks for Marvel's Avengers.

August 8, 2020

Here’s a hot take for you: Spider-Man Being a PlayStation exclusive character for Marvel’s Avengers sucks. And while this is an opinion being passed around by stalwarts in the Xbox community, a few members of our team (who are primarily PlayStation gamers) share the same opinion. Specifically, that console-locked in-game content is a bad practice that ruins the broader gaming space.

In the video below, DualShockers’ Managing Editor (Logan Moore) and Video Manager (Mario Rivera) give their hot take about the business decision by Square Enix. Specifically, they look to see if Marvel’s Avengers content could be better implemented to promote PS4 and PS5 products, and why even PlayStation fans should seem bummed by it.

You can catch the full discussion, below:

And hey, if you disagree with our opinions, let us know why in the comment section below (or on YouTube).

If you totally missed the news, it was revealed (originally by leak) that Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers would be adding Spider-Man as a PS4 exclusive. This was later confirmed as the only platform-exclusive character in a follow-up interview with the development team. Understandably, this came with a significant PR blowback from many in the Xbox community that tried to boycott the game (though, in turn, drove it to the #1 pre-order spot on Amazon for all consoles).

All in all, we really liked our hands-on preview with Marvel’s Avengers; in our most recent write-up, we noticed that the game has some similar vibes as vanilla Destiny. In other words, the gameplay fell somewhere in the middle of “not bad but not blowing us away” — definitely not something that will stand head-to-head against Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man.

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Marvel’s Avengers is set to be released on Google Stadia, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X; if you are looking to pre-order the PS4 version (to get Spider-Man, obviously), you can grab the game physically from Amazon to help support DualShockers.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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