Marvel's Wolverine Game Is Exciting For PlayStation Fans, But Frustrating For Everyone Else

Wolverine’s PlayStation exclusivity is a big deal for PlayStation owners, but for Marvel fans with other systems, it is yet another blow.

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chrisx36d ago

Oh well. Anyone who really wants to play it can get a PS.

darthv7236d ago

thats how I plan to play it. Already got the 5 so Im not missing out on anything.

GamerRN35d ago

Own em all, no reason to fight! We all have our preferences, but there is nothing wrong with buying both and enjoying gaming as a whole.

CobraKai34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

That's how exclusives work. It's incentive to buy a system. I get that there may be people who can't afford both, but to those who are just loyal to one system for the sake of brand loyalty, you're doing yourselves a disservice by only dedicating yourself to one console. The frustration isn't that it's exclusive to Playstation, the frustration is you don't have the console to play it.

Obscure_Observer35d ago

"Oh well. Anyone who really wants to play it can get a PS."

I agree.

I can´t stand people crying over platform exclusive first party games. Be those Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo fans.

Army_of_Darkness35d ago

Exactly! If you want to play a certain game, buy what you need to play it! It's that simple. And if you don't have the money, well you have over a year to save.

The Wood35d ago

Where am I ....did you really just....ah never mind

ILostMyMind35d ago

Probably PC users. Who cares, anyway?

35d ago

Yup. Gamers play games, not consoles. Even if I don't like Sony's anti-consumer practices since Jim Ryan took over, I'm not missing out on Lost Legacy 2 or an Infamous Remake.

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CorndogBurglar35d ago

It'll be interesting to see if we get these articles if the rumor is true about Elder Scrolls 6 being Xbox exclusive.

jwillj2k435d ago

You know we won’t. It’ll be “Microsoft positioning themselves to be back on top with yet again”

babadivad35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

We already have with Starfield.

myfathersbastard35d ago

I thought it was already confirmed to be an exclusive. At the very least it was heavily eluded to.
I’m mainly a PS player but if ES6 is exclusive, and I’m assuming it is, I’ll get an Xbox to play it. I don’t see why people bitch and complain about exclusives. Every console has always had them.

dbcoops35d ago

Pretty much what I said regarding Starfield, these kinds of articles are always one sided. Like jwillj2k4 said it will be presented as a positive when xbox does it but that's never the case when its Playstation.

Extermin8or3_34d ago

Eh in my opinion we should get harsher articles if/when it is. There's a big difference between Sony having been asked by marvel to make games using characters of their choice and creating new series of games from scratch and them being exclusive. To buying a major publisher, deliberately lying and suggesting twitter do that and attacking exclusives as

Wintersun61634d ago

I don't think it will. I'm 100% sure it will release on PC as well.

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Atticus_finch35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

The title is very telling. "Exciting for PS fans, frustrating for everyone else."
It has been 5 generation of pure class and quality so if you're not a fan of playstation by now, you aren't a real gamer. Especially someone who's meant to be a journalist.

Orchard34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

How elitist, so people who play on Switch PC or Xbox aren’t real gamers?

Perhaps they would consider you not a real gamer 🤷

Atticus_finch34d ago

I didn't say there's nothing wrong with playing those consoles.

TheRealTedCruz35d ago (Edited 35d ago )


Tell that to families of kids whose parents can only afford one console.

Sorry, bud. I know you want to play Spiderman, but you only have an Xbox and dad doesn't make enough to get you a Playstation.

Exclusivity is dumb. The industry should move to open hardware, and the big three should act simply as publishers who also offer hardware.

They'll still move many consoles, as long as they offer something special with them. Whether that be through performance, or services.

TheRealHeisenberg35d ago

Lol, console purchases have consequences...just like elections do Ted! Now throw your support behind the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill so those dads and moms can get better jobs to afford more than one console.

Atticus_finch35d ago

Gaming is a luxury and there are plenty of cheap options like the PS4.
"Exclusivity is dumb"
Weird, You were so happy for the Bethesda acquisition.
And don't worry the industry is moving towards open hardware. I really feel bad for people don't get to play any Sony studios game since they're the best.

ILostMyMind35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Next time, buy a PS as your only console.

kneon35d ago

if someone makes a poor choice in console then they have no one to blame but themselves.

dbcoops35d ago

Exclusivity is not dumb its what sells consoles and gives value to those consoles, its just one does exclusivity and consoles better than the other so naturally cries of "they should just all publish" are being shouted from the roof tops.

LucasRuinedChildhood34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

"I like to see stuff like this happen to, one, humble people, and two, actually create honest competition between the only two console manufacturers actually going head to head with each other."

You were gleeful when MS bought Bethesda. You can't have it both ways, Ted.

You cheered on something 10 times worse for people who can't afford multiple platforms. Those games were going to be multiplatform. Wolverine never was.

Vizigoth0434d ago

That is the laziest way of looking at gaming. Alternatively how are car companies are going to build competitively if they share the same freaking engine brand. Competition is what drives innovation. PlayStation with their narrative games and improve controller. Xbox with their Game Pass offering and Nintendo with their cater to children and the mobility of their platform.

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gamer780435d ago

While I have all of the consoles and planning on getting wolverine, I know some people who really can only afford one console so I can understand the frustration especially for super hero’s who have mass appeal so it’s great it’s being made but wish more could experience it because I’m sure it will be great.

dbcoops35d ago

All anyone had to do was look at what Sony did with PS4 to know which one they should buy if they could only buy one, if they still chose xbox over PS at that point well that's on them.

gamer780434d ago (Edited 34d ago )

@dbscoops their family agrees on what console to buy and most of them play multiplayer games so they usually get one Xbox to share.

jBlakeeper35d ago

And that’s exactly what Sony is banking on. What will sell systems more than an exclusive Marvel game? Nothing. SM2 and Wolverine are Sony’s two biggest PS5 games that are in development right now. People will definitely get a PS5 for those two games and neither will be released until PS5’s are easier to get.

alb189935d ago

Yep, MS should buy Warner games an the rights of DC to compite within Marvel.

Juancho5135d ago

If owning a ps5 is that much of an issue for someone then miss out on these great games. Simple as that.

TheRealHeisenberg35d ago

Damn, if only I could find one and an Xbox Series X.

scofios35d ago

As always it's only frustrating when it's playstation exclusieve ,

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TGGJustin36d ago

OK and? That's how this industry works. Starfield being exclusive to Xbox is great for them but sucks for everyone else. If you want to play certain games you have to own a certain platform.

CaptainHenry91635d ago (Edited 35d ago )

The only thing I will say is that I know Insomniac will deliver with Wolverine and I
have no concern with that game. But with Starfield, when Todd Howard said Starfield is going to be very realistic I got skeptical and started to have doubts on that and there's a game that reminds me of that and I didn't really like it. Not going to call out the game.. I'm going to do a wait and see approach with Starfield. I hope it's more like Elder Scrolls and not too realistic.

"Director Todd Howard has given an interview discussing Starfield's more realistic approach"

porkChop35d ago

I could be wrong, but I think they mean that Starfield won't have any fantastical elements like magic, mutants, etc. Like I think it's just more grounded in realism rather than some kind of sim. Again, I could be wrong, but that's what I thought they meant.

SullysCigar35d ago

I heard Starfield will have 16 times the detail...but I'd take Wolverine every time.

CaptainHenry91635d ago


I hope you're right. There's definitely an audience for these types of games. That's why I said I'm going to do a wait and see approach. Sometimes these games are not for me. I have to see more gameplay first.

Obscure_Observer35d ago

"Not going to call out the game.. I'm going to do a wait and see approach with Starfield. I hope it's more like Elder Scrolls and not too realistic."

Too realistic with hostile alien predators such Ashta that are a cross between a wolf and velociraptor or a cross between a humanoid creature with a crustacean?

Really? Does it sound too realistic to you? Tbh, I think you´re either clueless about that game or you´re just playing your usual fake concerned card game because it´s an Xbox first party game.

Ratty35d ago

He also said it's going to pretty much be in the same vein as TES/Fallout but with a different setting. If you liked those games I imagine you should like Starfield.

CaptainHenry91635d ago (Edited 35d ago )

@Ratty @porkChop

I have a feeling this game is going to be too realistic and play like the Solus project, Death Stranding, and No man sky and some other games I know. I'm not saying those are bad games and there's
definitely an audience for those types of game's but I wouldn't buy them at launch. Maybe when it gets on sale. I truly believe Starfield is going to be more realistic than those game's that I mention. And I hope it's not like RDR2 and feel like a chore.  If realism is getting in the way of *fun* in Starfield then count me out or I'll wait until it gets on sale. That's what I got from Todd Howard interview. The Solus Project was something else with that awful ending 🤬 and I remember the developer said something similar like Todd Howard about realism and how realistic the game will be

jwillj2k435d ago

More realistic means barren wastelands void of life similar to NMS.

CaptainHenry91635d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Umm @Obscure_Observer

You're delusional as always. I was going to play it on PC. After Todd Howard interview about being too realistic, that's when I started to get concerned it had nothing to do with it being a PC/ Xbox exclusive when I have a PC to play it LMAO 😂 you are so comical

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Obscure_Observer35d ago

"OK and? That's how this industry works. Starfield being exclusive to Xbox is great for them but sucks for everyone else. If you want to play certain games you have to own a certain platform."

Well said

shinoff218335d ago

Starfield will not be xbox exclusive. They are going to put it on other systems like they did with Minecraft. It might be timed exclusive but they wont say that right away cause they wanna sell them Xboxes. Same with fallout. Its to big for them to keep on just one system

Gaming4Life198135d ago

How many times do they have to say it before it sinks in. Starfield is only coming to MS platform's xbox , pc and gamepass.

leejohnson22235d ago

Sony must just be on a different level as they will keep it on ps5, could go to pc in 4 years but by then they have new ips and other exclusives, just read Sony have the rights to 190 marvel characters

CaptainHenry91634d ago


Probably Steam Deck as well

DarXyde34d ago

Doubt it.

Minecraft is an established IP that was already on everything. There's too much heat coming from a decision to pull the plug on that.

New IP? Don't expect it on PlayStation.

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NeoGamer23235d ago

And that is where the video game industry is flawed. Entertainment should be for everyone. Increasingly platforms are using exclusivity to high encourage people to subscribe to their platforms in both video games and movies.

On one side I think it sucks for the consumers because people can't see the content they like in just one platform. But, I don't know how the content providers think it is good for their brand. I have a PS5 and XSX so it really doesn't matter what is exclusive to me, but, as a consumer knowing that Marvel is now using exclusivity with video games, does not make me want their games any more.

I look at it more from the consumers that can't afford to buy many platforms. How would you feel if you were a huge marvel fan and went and bought a XSS and couldn't afford to buy a PS? Or a Bethesda fan who bought a PS5 but can't afford to buy a XSS? As a brand I think they should make their content more available, not less. But that is their choice. I don't like it though. No one should be denied content simply because of the device they own.

shinoff218334d ago

Of course their gonna say starfield is only xbox cause they want to sell systems and games. Just wait though. Fallout elder scrolls starfield they will be on PlayStation also

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Silly gameAr36d ago

Playstation just had a whole publisher striped from it's systems. Maybe you should have made an article about that, instead of a lone super hero with a game we know nothing about yet.

LucasRuinedChildhood35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

They complained more about the Avengers Spider-Man DLC than a whole publisher's games no longer being available on multiple platforms.

Can't say I'm surprised that they're at it again.

IGN named a video "PS5 Game Reveals Put Sony Back in the Race" as if the console selling twice as much was out of the race. It's becoming fairly obvious that the American games media has a bias in favour of Microsoft. I don't live in the US, so I'm not sure why, tbh.

SullysCigar35d ago

I gave up in IGN a long time ago. Just awful.

Atticus_finch35d ago

The people that brought balance at Ign left a long time ago.

PapaBop35d ago

Using an overused phrase BUT.. you can't spell IGNorant without IGN.

-Foxtrot36d ago (Edited 36d ago )

Microsoft buys an entire publisher keeping games like Doom, Wolfenstein, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Evil Within, Prey, Dishonored, Rage, among future new games like Starfield off PlayStation

"That's how it is, get a PC or Xbox"

Marvel allows Sony to have one of their first party studios work on a game exclusive to their console

"So frustrating huh guys, Oh Sony"

Can't wait for those articles on Indiana Jones

darthv7236d ago

Yeah but you know the drill. When it comes to Xbox related games... everyone who wants to play them already has a powerful PC. Hence they always say no need to get an xbox.

CaptainHenry91635d ago (Edited 35d ago )

You don't need a powerful PC to play games. A midrange PC or gaming laptop will do just fine. You need a high end PC for better graphics and higher FPS only. Just saying.

Bathyj35d ago

I don't play on PC. So for me any game that formerly had a presence on PlayStation but has since been bought by Microsoft is a game I won't play now.

Obviously I can purchase an Xbox anytime I want. (At least if they're available, I don't know, haven't checked). And I will if I ever feel like the console is worth it or I like the direction it's going. At the moment neither of those things are true for me.

imtiyaz635d ago

M$ gets praised for keeping historically Multiplatform ips away from competitors while Sony gets hated on fir creating brand new ips for the PlayStation

dbcoops35d ago

You know the new drill is the one where anytime Sony announces a previously Playstation exclusive game is coming to PC all of a sudden even more people have a powerful PC to play those too. Seems for some the most popular game to play is hypocrisy.

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Destiny108036d ago (Edited 36d ago )

if your a Wolverine fan you should be very happy its in the hands of insomniac & sony, can you imagine the garbage phil would have come out with, the PS5 is going to take this game to a whole other level of immersion with haptic feedback / 3D audio / and the SSD speed to keep up with superheros

JimmyDM9035d ago

Think about the resistance on the adapative triggers as Logan extends his claws. 😘👌🏻

PapaBop35d ago

Well I agree with the first line. Regardless of console preference, Wolverine is in the right hands from a studio who will deliver an amazing game.