It’s becoming a joke at this point: Marvel’s Avengers’s been almost a year since this live service game was released, and even to this day, the character that was promised a year ago is still not part of it.
On the PlayStation Blog, we looked into it on purpose: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix announced on August 3, 2020, that Spider-Man is going to join the roster of Marvel’s Avengers in early 2021, exclusive to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 owners. Going by this comment, we can now say that Peter Parker has had a roughly six-month delay so far.
Then, we later wrote about how Spider-Man will only be on the table after the Black Panther, whose expansion, War for Wakanda (which we previously discussed in detail), will launch on August 17. Since this day is just mere hours away, it’s reasonable to bring up Spidey again: where is he right now?
Scot Walters, the senior designer, told Screen Rant the following: “In terms of what we can say now, we’ve always scheduled and looked to bring Spider-Man out in 2021 for PlayStation owners. That is still on track, so we’ll have more announcements later on this year.”
Here’s a reminder of what the team said when they confirmed Spider-Man’s addition: “When Spider-Man comes to our stable of heroes, we’ll be marking his debut with an in-game event that will introduce him to the broader world of Marvel’s Avengers. The event is comprised of a series of unique challenges for the hero to take on, testing his abilities and yielding some exciting results.
And like the rest of our heroes in Marvel’s Avengers, we will offer multiple cosmetic outfits and gameplay experience options, so you can make your vision of the wall-crawler a reality.”
So Marvel’s Avengers should get Spider-Man in the next three and a half months on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. However, a delay wouldn’t be surprising at this point.