Spider-Man became the subject of controversy when Square Enix and PlayStation announced that it would only be added to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of Marvel's Avengers, leaving PC and Xbox players without the most popular Marvel hero.
At the time, the developers said Spider-Man would be added to Marvel's Avengers for free at some point in early 2021. That didn't happen, of course, probably because Crystal Dynamics had bigger fish to fry as they frantically tried to add more content to the game following an underwhelming launch.
We haven't really heard any further info about it. That changed with a brief statement Senior Designer Scott Walters shared with Screen Rant.
In terms of what we can say now, we've always scheduled and looked to bring Spider-Man out in 2021 for PlayStation owners. That is still on track, so we'll have more announcements later on this year.
It looks like Spider-Man is still on the table for 2021, then. Meanwhile, Marvel's Avengers fans are about to receive the free War for Wakanda expansion, due to launch on August 17th for all platforms. It'll introduce Black Panther, two new villains, a brand-new environment to explore, new enemies, the Birnin Zana Outpost, new solo or multiplayer Drop Zone and Threat Sector missions, and more still.
If you're wondering what the addition of Spider-Man to the game will look like, here's an overview provided alongside the original announcement.
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. The event is comprised of a series of unique challenges for the hero to take on, testing his abilities, and yielding some exciting results. And like the rest of our heroes in Marvel’s Avengers, we will offer multiple cosmetic outfits and gameplay experience options, so you can make your vision of the wall crawler a reality.