The roadmap (below) shows a number of additions, working from this month to Summer and ‘Beyond’. That roadmap ends with the War for Wakanda expansion, and the addition of Black Panther to the game’s roster – and Amos made clear that Spider-Man would not arrive before Black Panther.
That roadmap does make clear that it doesn’t include all in-progress work, but Amos said it represents what the studio can fully commit to in the near-term. “But there are people working on [him],” he reiterated, “and we still fully expect Spider-Man to come to PlayStation.” Amos gave no indication of a timescale for that, however.
Marvel’s Avengers’ version of Spider-Man was first announced in August of 2020, and his exclusivity to PlayStation was the cause of some controversy. Since launch, Avengers has been criticised for a lack of meaningful new content, with new playable heroes a major part of those complaints.
Today sees the release of the game’s second new hero, Hawkeye, alongside the Future Imperfect campaign, and next-gen versions of the game. Crystal Dynamics also told us that the game would not be going free-to-play anytime soon.