by Brandon Butler
Square Enix’s Avengers Game Gives PlayStation Players Exclusive Access to Spidey, Everyone Else Gets an Exclusive Middle Finger 8/3/2020

Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge:

Square 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.

This is a stupid, greedy move by Sony and Marvel, and it’s only going to anger everyone not on a PS4 or PS5. Make Hawkeye or another minor hero the PS Exclusive, but everyone wants — and should get to play as — Spider-Man. This is a huge middle finger to any Marvel fan not on a Sony console — there’s no other way to read this news. My interest in this game is completely gone.