Well you could call me butthurt right now. Being a PC gamer and always open to new games, I have somewhat always been a fan of Spiderman games, not because they are great, but because Spiderman is my favorite superhero and yeah, though the games have been lacking plot and proper storytelling, it is always fun to swing around the city.
With the latest news being that the upcoming Spiderman game is PS exclusive, I’m very disappointed.
Well, it’s not bad for the gamers, but for hardcore Spiderman fans, this might create a disparity. I feel like Sony is strong-arming people into buying the PS4 for just the game, the same thing Rockstar had done for GTA V to squeeze as many console sales as possible, where PC gamers were forced to buy the console versions if they didn’t want any spoilers. This is a good business strategy, but, taking a beloved character away from the hands of millions of gamers is ethically wrong. The Spiderman games have been multiplats for the past decade and making it PS exclusive is just, I dunno how to say it, simply bad.
But how many sales will they get from this? Even though Spiderman is partially Sony’s property, how many gamers do they think will buy a PS4 just for the Spiderman game. I can totally understand all other exclusives like God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn, but Spiderman, seriously? I understand that the guys who are developing the game (I dunno their name, frankly don’t care after this news) are a subsidiary of Sony, but is this the right way to go? I have never been a fan of Sony exclusives but I am a huge fan of Spiderman and I’m saying this not as a butthurt gamer, but as a Spiderman fan. (Maybe a bit butthurt).
What do you guys think about Sony’s maneuver to make Spiderman a PS exclusive. If you have a PS4 and are a Spiderman fan, do not bother replying, what about the others? Do you think this is right on Sony’s part.