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Square Enix’s Avengers game is getting a PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man character, and that sucks

The Verge Monday, 3 August 2020
Square Enix’s Avengers game is getting a PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man character, and that sucksSquare Enix’s Avengers game will arrive this fall, and it’ll bring back console-exclusive content in a big way: the company announced that PlayStation players will get exclusive access to a playable Spider-Man character sometime in 2021.

Frankly, that sucks. It’s not clear whether Sony paid Square Enix extra for the exclusive character or if this is simply an extension of the movie rights that Sony has long since held to the character. But the fact is that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners will be able to get access to a major piece of content for the upcoming game that players on Xbox, PC, or Stadia won’t.

Platform-exclusive content in third-party releases has been a frustrating aspect of the games industry for years, with both...
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