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Spider-Man leads Marvel's "epic" new console strategy - GI Biz

Comic company moving away from movie tie-ins, says the future of Spider-Man games is with Sony and Insomniac.

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Overload2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Wow! Spiderman is a franchise that will exclusively be on PlayStation and won't ever be movie tie ins. That's what it sounds like at least.

That is huge!!

joeorc2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Well I think what they are talking about is Using their iP's as you would by making sure the games background and story has fleshed out storytelling, than just a movie 🎥 tie in with some slight changes here and there.

Bring the big screen theatre 🎦 experience of that character to life as you would with a movie 🎥.

While i do not think it will be Sony only for other games of Spiderman..maybe this one series of spiderman games maybe.

But with the games like for example a game like uncharted, the last of US, and now they have done with R&C translating to the theatre screen pretty well. Marvel wants to see if Sony can do it the other way.

I think Marvel wants to take that big screen marvel movie experience. And bring it into games itself. Which Sony has been with its studios been able to do pretty well.
Not just Spiderman franchise is on the list..could you imagine a marvel game made in storytelly fleshed out dynamics of a marvel movie 🎥 but NaughtyDog making it..or suckerpunch.

How about a Transformer's game done by Turn10 . I think its not so much handing off the iP and go make this or that game anymore.
I think its about Marvel itself having direct involvement into building the game's story. And overall tone.

Overload2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

"the future of the Spider-Man console games is with Sony and Insomniac."

johndoe112112954d ago

How could that statement mean anything but exclusivity? The guy literally said that it's up to sony and insomniac. If sony is in charge of publishing (and maybe even helping develop, who knows) these games, do you think they will be on any other platform?

Angeljuice2954d ago

Yes, he stated that Spiderman's future is with Sony and Insomniac. That is pretty straightforward.

Maybe Microsoft can nab a Super Gran deal or something to compete.

(It's a low budget 80's Scottish comedy series if you aren't familiar with it).

miyamoto2954d ago

At least PS4 has convinced Marvel that quality exclusives make millions of dollars in the modern gaming market

_-EDMIX-_2954d ago

Well they've made it pretty clear its based on Sony considering they are funding and publishing the game, I don't see Sony doing such a deal and not having some form of ownership.

We've been seeing this since Battlefront, companies are putting their games with proven teams vs trying to shove them to any and every team for a quick buck.

Battlefront moving like 14 million units shows that with the correct team, you can produce quality work with licences. Bioware, Visceral and ReSpawn also making Star Wars games very much excites the industry as its not about a Star Wars game, its about a GOOD STAR WARS game.

Same will go from other franchises like Spiderman. Going the Activision route as not helping as Acitivsion was not having Infinity Ward make a Spiderman game, they didn't hand Blizzard a Spiderman game, they gave their low tier teams the game...

EA gave Star Wars to one of the best teams in gaming....thus resulted in amazing sales.

So of course a company will hand the license over to Sony if they feel they contract a ace team, Insomniac is a ace team, one of the best.

I'm now wondering if Sucker Punch is working on a Spiderman game or even another Marvel game, as its sounding like they might have signed other deals with them. The rumor about Sucker Punch making a Spiderman game could be true, merely may not be this one.

Why o why2954d ago

Hey angel. . . I grew up on super gran. . . .it can compete lol

Kingthrash3602953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Xbotz are maaaaaaaaddd...
But hey yall get dead rising exclusive for a year...that's cool.....wait. I forgot. Xbox don't get exclusives anymore.
That's why yall want sony to share..lol damm
Lol I kid....man jokes....but that made me think.
There are alot of devs who make games but don't make pc games because of costs or whatever. Will that drive them from xbox?

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Shubhendu_Singh2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Sony giving away the movie rights to Marvel, and let them what they do best.
And keeping rights for games, and do what Sony Game division does best.

@Gorrila_killa_X : I saw Tom Holland in Civil War and automatically assumed it was marvel chosen cast and they would be making a standalone movie. Though I am guessing Marvel will closely guide this Sony standalone Spidey movie too ?

Gorilla_Killa_X2954d ago

Sony still owns the movie rights to Spider-Man. They just lent him to Marvel. Sony will still be making the solo Spider-Man movies and Sony even cast Tom Holland. He will be in Marvel's movies and Sony's.

Sparta072954d ago

Sony didn't give anything away. Sony allowed marvel to use spider-man in civil war. Sony still owns the rights to spider-man

Genuine-User2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Yep, that's exactly what it sounds like.

"the future of the Spider-Man console games is with Sony and Insomniac."

Spider-Man will be exclusive to PlayStation going forward.

@TheRandomOne

I'm not talking about the movies.

DillyDilly2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Sony owns the rights but MARVEL is COMPLETE CALLING THE SHOTS when it comes 2 movies that was confirmed

http://screencrush.com/marv...

Do your homework on this before stating false facts Sony is not making Spider-Man Live Action movies anymore

_-EDMIX-_2954d ago

@TheRandom- LMFAO! You're own link actually disproves what you are saying and only further proves what many are saying. LOL!

"Sony is ultimately distributing the film"

"Well, I’ve known all those people for a very long time. Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman, who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years. So, it’s been great. They really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they’ve been great partners" ie Sony.

"They really are supportive in allowing us"

"allowing us" lol

The link you posted is basically saying Sony is um "allowing" Marvel to have creative control of the Spiderman character for the film....

Doesn't that actually show you that Sony is the one that is in control of those rights? The lolz bud. Did you even read the link you posted?

I mean...I can "allow" you to drive my car, but in that respect, don't you get me using the words "allow" convey ownership on my part and not yours?

I mean...maybe you better actually read what that link is really saying.

miyamoto2954d ago

Marvel is aiming for Naughty Dog-Level of quality games.

jukins2954d ago

Now that they see the potential for marvel blockbusters on any medium I can't wait for the super hero games we get from here on out. Not that we haven't had good ones but I think the best is yet to come

ShadowKnight2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

If that's true that's big news!

johndoe112112954d ago

Now THAT......is a MEGATON. hope you're listening septic......

Deadpooled2954d ago

Lol if it was a Microsoft exclusive sceptic would have hailed it like it's the second coming of Christ. This Spiderman announcement is one of the biggest announcements of E3 2016 easily, superb deal with Marvel to allow Spidey in the fantastic contender for Film of the Year Civil War and to get the game rights in return.

Sunny_D2954d ago

Holy! That is freaking amazing. Not only can we get Ratcheh and Clank titles but we'll be able to get Spiderman games on a consistent basis. That is giving me such a movement in my pants. Ugggggg

Deadpooled2954d ago

Marvel have established the MCU, so now are beginning to form and hopefully over the next few years eventually establish the MGU (Marvel Gaming Universe).

Tdmd2954d ago

My favorite hero in my favorite gaming platform! Joy! :D

Ceaser98573612954d ago

Sony owns the Spiderman franchises now Thnx to Civil war deal between Sony and Marvel.. Spiderman Game wont come to PC nor Xbox period..

IamTylerDurden12954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Sucks for xbox and pc gamers who love Spidey, but i'm excited. Insomniac just proved what they can do with the PS4 hardware.

Fatal-Aim2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Sony just locked Spider-Man up completely. Wow! THAT'S going to move a few fans.

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Shubhendu_Singh2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

I had read in mid-2015 that MARVEL was longing to jump into Console gaming.
edit: http://www.gamespot.com/art...

For so many years I have wondered this,
Superheroes and Games feels like a match made in heaven and yet we didn't see much successful big games.
I guess Marvel is here to straight things out.

Majin-vegeta2954d ago

Im just hoping we can now get MUA3,Xmen legends 3 and Marvel Rise of thr imperfects 2.