Scot Amos, who is the head of Crystal Dynamics held a media call a few days back. In that call, he explained the reason for such exclusivity over Spider-Man. He elaborated further that the cause for this is the relationship that has been developing between Sony and Marvel.
Spider-Man as a PlayStation exclusive
The gaming industry was in a stir from the past few days due to a piece of major news dropped by Marvel and Sony. Recently, the creators of Spider-Man revealed that Spider-Man is going to be a PlayStation exclusive character in the Marvel Avengers of next month.
Amos added, “So the beauty of Spider-Man and what Spider-Man represents as a character in this world is, again, it comes back to the relationship with PlayStation and Marvel.” He then said, “That’s a related question that you know PlayStation absolutely has the rights to … and as creators, we have this opportunity that we can make something unique and fun and awesome.”
It was also shared that PlayStation users will be getting access to more exclusives like community bundles and early passage to community challenges beside Spider-Man.
Controversy in the community
Let us take a look at how fans responded to this announcement of Spider-Man being an exclusive for PlayStation users. A lot of fans complained about being feeling left out simply because they were not PlayStation users. They do not get to have the full experience in this scenario. Another thing that is exclusive for PlayStation users is a beta test that is also set to begin on August 7 and will run until August 9. however, Xbox users will not get any such benefits.
It is a common feature that gameplayers get exclusive benefits in games but is rare to see a company getting character exclusives which is why fans took it too social media to express their outrage over this announcement that was made on August 3, 2020. This was a surprise announcement that fans were not anticipating.
Neither Marvel nor Sony have responded to the backlash and criticism that they received. Questions if Sony has taken the exclusivity too far have come into play.