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Spider-Man in Marvel's Avengers is exclusive to PS4 and PS5, coming sometime in 2021

Marvels Avengers Spidey
Marvels Avengers Spidey (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • Marvel's Avengers will have heroes added post-launch for free.
  • Spider-Man is joining the roster in 2021, exclusively on PS4 and PS5.
  • Marvel's Avengers is set to release on September 4, 2020.

PlayStation has the marketing deal for the upcoming Marvel's Avengers but there's even more to the partnership. Today, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics revealed via PlayStation Blog that Spider-Man is exclusive to the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game. Spider-Man is set to release at some point in 2021.

All heroes added to Marvel's Avengers post-launch will be free through the post-game which is called, appropriately enough, the Avengers Initiative. The first addition to the roster is Hawkeye and like bow-wielding sharpshooter, Spider-Man will also be free. We'll have to see if there's any crossover skins or content with Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The beta for Marvel's Avengers begins on August 7 for anyone who preordered the game on PS4 and it opens up to all users on all platforms on August 27.

Marvel's Avengers is currently set to release on September 4, 2020. It'll be available on PS4, PC and Xbox One. If you buy the PS4 or Xbox One version of the game, you'll get a free upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version respectively.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert

1 Comment
  • This is nothing short of blatant anti-consumer. Why should I pay the same price on Xbox and get less content? There is absolutely no defending this.