Thwip to the PS4: Sony Nets an Exclusive for Their Console

Here comes Spiderman! “Only on the PS4,” says the gaming news website Polygon. So…yeah…

Why would Marvel allow a Spiderman game to be only available on the PlayStation 4 gaming console? This should come across as an outrage to everyone who owns an Xbox. Which yeah, it is.

Spiderman PS4

So, I decided to research why the new Spiderman game is PS4 exclusive, and the history Marvel and Sony have together. Spiderman PS4 was created as a AAA game with Sony, Marvel, and Insomniac Games all playing a part.

There are not many details about the game right now. GameSpot has reported that this game will not be tied to the movie Spiderman: Homecoming, but will be a completely stand-alone game with an older, experienced Peter Parker.

Marvel doesn’t want to stop just with Spiderman. They want to create an entire gaming universe. According to VentureBeat, the seeds for a video-gaming Marvel universe have been planted. Marvel seems to be connecting through mobile games and micro-transactions.

Basically, premium in-game currency will be the same for all Marvel games. This however does not really impact me because I don’t play mobile games. This could lead to more exclusive deals with Sony and Marvel for the PS4. Sure, the PS4 is not a mobile device, but this could lead to more PS4 only games.

According to CinemaBlend, the studios worked out a deal that will have each respective studio receiving the profits from the movies they make with Spider-Man.

So Marvel doesn’t have to share profits with Sony for Civil War or The Avengers. At the same time, Sony will benefit completely from the profits made by the solo Spider-Man movies, which appear to be being made under the Sony umbrella.

In essence, the two studios have agreed on a system that allows them to share Spider-Man, and each use them to their own ends. So, Sony and Marvel realized that sharing is caring.

Personally, I have a really good feeling about the new Spiderman game and movie. This could provide Marvel to gain an upper hand on the PS4 network compared to D.C. Comics. Who knows?

Marvel could completely dominate the gaming universe depending on how well the games do. More posts will be coming soon about the new Spiderman PS4 game. Hopefully we’ll get a sneak peek at the new game. Please have a really cool Green Goblin!

Feel free to comment below. What do you think about Marvel and Sony working together? Are you excited for the new PS4 game?

Kyle Konigsmark

2 thoughts on “Thwip to the PS4: Sony Nets an Exclusive for Their Console

  1. This honestly looks like the Spiderman game I’ve been waiting for since I was little. Too bad I have an Xbox One. It makes me a little sad that it’s an exclusive but I’ll survive. One thing that did strike me as odd was how Marvel wouldn’t make it multiplatform. It would make them more money and reach a wider audience that way, but I’m sure Marvel has a really good reason why they entered the partnership with Sony. If I had to bet, it’s because of how Sony holds some of their superhero rights. Spiderman being the biggest one. Marvel might be making some sacrifices now so they can keep their heroes for the future.

  2. I have yet to purchase a PS4, but this game makes me want to go out and buy one. Spider-Man has always been my favorite superhero and I’m excited to see how Marvel and Sony have teamed up for this game. In recent years I feel that Spider-Man games have all been based off the movies and it doesn’t allow for a strong story line. It is my belief that spider-man is one of the most complex characters in comic books. He’s not a perfect citizen. As the trailer states he’s just a guy from Queens. I think this game will just be the first in what could be a long and prosperous relationship between Sony and Marvel. I think the success of this game will determine how the two media companies proceed forward together. With the trailer and the hype surrounding this game I don’t think either company has anything to worry about.

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