Marvel Avengers forthcoming Spider-Man DLC will unfortunately not include any story missions, it has now been revealed. Previously, we have seen the likes of Black Panther, Kate Bishop and Hawkeye receive their own levels to fight, but it looks like that won’t be the case with our favourite wall-crawler.
Many fans assumed that Spider-Man would receive the same treatment as any other DLC, because that’s what we were essentially told. This is what the games senior producer, Dan Matlack, said during an announcement on the game’s Discord in September.
“Spider-Man is what we call an ‘event’ so he will have cut scenes and a story for sure”.
Unsurprisingly, some took that to mean that would be accompanied with story missions. However, Avengers gameplay director Phillippe Therien has confirmed that is not the case.
Instead of a short campaign with new missions, the web-slingers story will be displayed through audio logs and illustrated cut scenes. These will be unlocked by completing new Avengers multiplayer challenges. Check out this game play clip below which explains the DLC in further detail:
Spider-Man Hoping To Save Avengers Game
Spidey won’t be arriving alone when we finally get to play as him either. Accompanied by a new Hero Event called With Great Power, he will team up with Ms. Marvel and Black Widow to try stop an AIM plan. Despite working in a team, he will apparently be debating whether he prefers working alone or not.
Despite the fact the Spider-Man content is a PlayStation exclusive, it has been revealed the game’s 2.2 patch will include content available on all formats. As a result, we will be presented with a Klaw Raid which takes place after the events of the War for Wakanda expansion.
“We want to spend our efforts on content that everyone can enjoy, so we chose to spend a lot of our energy on the Klaw raid that’s coming up at the same time,” Crystal Dynamics’ Therien said.
“Really that’s a simple decision for us. Spider-Man can play all the content, but then we release a piece of content that’s good on all platforms. Really that was a decision that’s been that way since the beginning,” he claimed.
Hopefully, the introduction of Spider-man will help the game escape recent controversy. It’s lifespan so far has been extremely lacklustre, resulting in poor critic responses and fan trolling. They’ve hardly helped themselves, especially with the addition of paid XP boosters, which they were forced to subsequently remove.
It comes at a difficult time for the games developers, who admitted that Crystal Dynamics was potentially a bad fit for Marvel’s Avengers given its lack of experience with the games as a service model. We just hope they can deliver a somewhat satisfying Spider-Man experience. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just an enjoyable wall-crawling adventure.
If your looking for a bit more than that, well be sure to pick up a copy of Insomniacs Spider-Man. These games certainly are almost perfect, and don’t be shy in checking out how we ranked our top five Spider-Man video games.
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