Marvel’s Spider-Man, one of the popular games on PlayStation, will not actually be PlayStation exclusive, even if it will be developed by another company, not Insomniac. Here is the story of Spider-Man’s rejection.
Marvel’s Spider-Man game, developed by Insomniac Games company, which was first released exclusively for PlayStation 4 in 2018, shook the entire game world, but legends such as God of War and Red Dead: Redemption 2, which were released in the same year, were also unlucky in terms of awards.
Later, with the release of PlayStation 5, the game became a full PlayStation legend with the Remastered version of the game and its sequel, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We know that the game will never be released on other platforms. But did you know that Spider-Man is actually available on another platform?
Marvel’s Spider-Man was originally presented to the Microsoft Xbox as well.
Jay Ong, head of Marvel Games, made interesting confessions. Marvel first started meeting with both Sony and Microsoft at the same time. Even before that, Marvel Games talked to Activision before Insomniac Games for the development of Spider-Man, according to Ong, but Activision rejected it because it did not see a future in the project.
Marvel, which later agreed with Insomniac, held talks with Microsoft and Sony, but Microsoft turned down the offer because it wanted to develop special games with its own companies rather than incorporating an external company’s special game.
The leader of Marvel Games met with former Sony executives Adam Boyes and John Drake in August 2014. “I believe it’s possible, we can beat Batman Arkham and make at least one game, maybe more than one, that can drive adoption of your platform,” Ong told Sony.
The rest is as you know. Sony acquired Spider-Man as a PlayStation exclusive, and it has been one of Sony’s greatest achievements.