Marvel’s Avengers Interview – creating endgame content, diverse heroes & Spider-Man’s exclusivity

Today sees the first of three beta weekends for Marvel’s Avengers, first giving those that have pre-ordered the game a chance to glimpse what they’re buying, and then opening the gates for all and sundry to rush through and see if this super hero online action RPG is for them.

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IRetrouk43d ago

Shaun explained, “The Spider-Man [backlash] is very delicate. It’s above us in terms of the relationships – it’s a Marvel and Sony relationship and we really don’t have much say in that."

Well that settles that, mavel+sony have a spiderman fling going on lol

"We are excited about putting out our version of Spider-Man and having that Spider-Man live in our world. That’s crucial for us, that this Spider-Man belongs to the Marvel’s Avengers world and the world dominated by AIM. Other than that, I can say that Spider-Man will have he own story, his own story arc, villains that accompany it and live in this world. For the time that’s probably all I can say on it.”

Properly integrated into the world, it's nice that marvel/sony let cd do their own version of spider-man, that should translate to the devs really doing him justice, I'm still not sure on the game, not sure I like the whole live service thing, anybody playing the beta?

gamer780442d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Yikes so basically Sony paid marvel, even worse for PC and Xbox players is he gets his own villains and story line.... and what’s worse for ps4 players because he’s exclusive he isn’t integrated into the overall story.

IRetrouk42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Twice I've linked you to a dev saying he is being brought into the larger avengers world, twice, stop lieing so much man, its a bad look.


22 launch exclusives.. you think they were free?...

gamer780442d ago

@IRetrouk He’s not being integrated into the main storyline. His will be separate that is what CD has said. And also this will make crossplay more of an issue.

IRetrouk42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

The devs have clearly stated that he will be brought into the larger avengers world, hes getting his own event, just like every other dlc character being added, crossplay was never planned, I've linked you twice to the dev saying so. Your fake concern and lies are easy to disprove, why bother🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

gamer780442d ago (Edited 42d ago )

@IRetrouk you just said what I was saying. He will get a separate storyline but he won’t be a part of the core story. This is just one of the many drawbacks to making a character exclusive. Hawkeye and other dlc characters have the possibility of joining future storylines, but not spider. He will remain what he is a stand alone dlc character without the potential other dlc characters could have.

IRetrouk42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

"We are excited about putting out our version of Spider-Man and having that Spider-Man live in our world. That’s crucial for us, that this Spider-Man belongs to the Marvel’s Avengers world and the world dominated by AIM."

"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 wider world of Marvel’s Avengers."

Just stop lol, hes being treated exactly like the rest of the dlc characters🤷‍♂️

If they do integrate future dlc characters into main arcs(currently made up by you as the devs have said nothing on the subject) then what stops sony for asking for specific content that ties spiderman into it too?

gamer780442d ago

@IRetrouk. Look at what you just quoted and look what I said. He’s just a dlc character without the potential of ever being fully integrated into the core story. Sure he’s in the aim world but that’s not saying much at all, he’s basically a crippled dlc character. He could have been so much more if not for this exclusivity nonsense.

IRetrouk42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Stop making stuff up man!!🤷‍♂️ It's making you look really sad🤦‍♂️

Hes being treated exactly the same as every other dlc character, heres another interview, with even more proof of what I say.

"How are you going to manage the ongoing longevity in Marvel's Avengers?

Shaun Escayg: Well, I can start with the narrative. Each hero, each villain that we introduce, and we can't speak obviously to when we will, but just know that they're in development and in the pipe and have been worked alongside the main game, will come with its own narrative arc, own story arc and villain arc, explaining what they've been up from A-Day till now and how they fit underneath the world dominated by AIM."

You finished with your fake concern and info now or?

gamer780442d ago (Edited 42d ago )

@IRETROUK personal attacks don't make your argument valid btw. He is a dlc character yes we agree on that, but he'll have to forever remain separate, unaffecting the overall story of the game, relegated to a stand alone story. If he wasn't exclusive he could down the road be involved in major story components, but alas it is not to be. (listen to other podcasts and gaming outlets they've mentioned this exact problem). Sure enjoy the stand alone story with his couple of villains that doesn't change anything but HIS story... its wasted potential honestly.

IRetrouk42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

My arguments are valid because they are facts coming from the devs themselves, everything you have said so far is made up🤣

Personal attacks? You are making things up and I'm calling you out on it, you are spreading fake info and concern, spiderman is being handled exactly the same as every other dlc character, as proven by the devs themselves, like it, dont🤷‍♂️ but dont try to act the victim just because you are wrong, it's honestly sad. You are trying to make this more of an issue than it is and making things up because it's not on your platform of choice, its concern trolling at its finest.

gamer780442d ago

@IRetouk you said ‘my point i made shared by many others makes’ me look sad. That is a personal attack irrelevant to the convo. It is a fact that he won’t affect the overall story due to unions exclusivity. Check ign podcasts and others making the same point. This is hardly a new concept it’s It’s fairly straightforward And of course the devs aren't going to call themselves out that would serve no purpose.

IRetrouk42d ago

The simple fact is the devs have disputed what you are saying, me calling you sad for spreading false info and concern trolling is not a personal attack, you made stuff up, you got called out on it🤷‍♂️ regardles of who's saying what you are saying, it's made up🤷‍♂️ hes being treated exactly the same as every single other dlc character, that's a fact.

gamer780441d ago (Edited 41d ago )

@IRetouk You have quoted nothing that refutes what I’ve said, in fact those quotes support exactly what I’m saying. I don’t know how else to explain it to you.

IRetrouk41d ago

🤣 where does it say spiderman is being treated differently to the other dlc characters? Oh, nowhere?
Yet I've provided plenty to prove the opposite, you dont know what to say because everything you have said so far has been made up🤣

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Batnut0042d ago

I’ve poured hours into it and I’m a bit mixed on it cause I love everything else about it, the heroes felt good to play, I like traversing and exploring these big environments, the only thing I’ve been iffy on is the gear system, feels bogged down and overly complex but that can be worked on over time but right now it’s rough.

IRetrouk42d ago

Thanks bud, appreciate the overview👌

Magatsuhi42d ago

Ms. Marvel honestly makes me not want to play the game. The less they push her the more interest I have but she's a constant reminder of the diversity agenda they're pushing and it's painful.

Sunny_D42d ago

Why? She’s an actual comic book character they added into the universe....

Magatsuhi42d ago

Yeah she was added for diversity and she's boring.

Magatsuhi42d ago

I have bad character issues

gamer780441d ago

You have to admit scarlet witch would have been way cooler

gamer780441d ago

I’m fine with diverse characters, but I really don’t like her abilities at all. Looks so goofy compared to the rest. Scarlet witch would have been amazing.

Magatsuhi41d ago

I wasn't big on scarlet witch until the movies especially in infinity war and endgame. I also read a comic where she completely shuts down all the marvel heroes in total badassery. It's a shame she's being sidelined for lesser known characters of color.

ZeroBlue242d ago

Oh, thank god they're focused on diversity. I was getting worried that I might not like the game.

leemo1942d ago

Diversity is what matters when it comes to making a good games lol, why is always the main issue for games now. Miss the 90's early 2000's where it was just about producing good games, not all this woke progressive crap being the main priority, some devs and sites like this only care about it. If the character is black, orange, gay, trans, etc etc fine but don't put in it just to check off the stupid box.

Cmoney00741d ago

It continues to be embarrassing. If the game is good, then all the characters will connect and be interesting.

neomahi42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Get over it and buy a PlayStation. Sony owns the rights and that's the way it is. Why is everyone wanting to play Xbox anyway, or just conveniently in articles like this. Start preaching to Microsoft to play nice then if Microosft are such saints. Microsofts the ones talking about working with Sony and Nintendo over streaming solutions but don't wanna do Game Pass. Sony are more cooperative than Microsoft, MLB The Show 21 is going to Xbox, Sony doesn't need the sales, they're just trying to be fair with 2K bailing on baseball so don't tell me Sony are ogres, what have we seen from Microsoft on PlayStation, nothing.

Guess Crystal Dynamics should've thought that through before making the game, huh? This is no shock, Sony have had Spider-Man for decades like WB has Batman and Disney the rest of Marvel, GET A PLAYSTATION IF YOURE A SPIDERMAN FAN, ITS THAT EASY, DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING YOUR GAME CONSOLE JUST LIKE YOU SHOULD BE DOING WHEN BUYING A CAR! BE A SMART CONSUMER, MARVEL WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER ON PLAYSTATION.

gamer780441d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Sony only owns the rights to the movies. So many people spreading misinformation here on multiple levels

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