Amazing Spider-Man 2 Will Not Be Swinging Onto Xbox One

The movie tie-in to the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 flick may not be ported over to the Xbox One console for unknown reasons.

UPDATE: Spiderman is indeed heading to Xbox One, digitally now and physical copy supposedly on July 1st. The original story is as follows:

Spidey's latest web-slinging adventure may not arrive on Microsoft's new-gen console, it seems.

The whole debacle originated when creator Activision disclosed to the UK trade site MCV some pretty bleak news for Xbox One owners interested in Spider-Man action.

“We want to inform you that we are revising our release plans for Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Xbox One. When and whether ASM2 is released on Xbox One is TBD.”  The company proclaimed.

This statement was in response to EB Games cancelling preorders in Australia. The matter only escalated when NeoGAF users had spotted a removal of the version of the title on Activision's official site.

It is peculiar and worth mentioning that under the free roam feature of the game, the Xbox One trademark can still be seen, although most likely being a mistake due to the recent events that have transpired.

Fast-forwarding until recently, a spokesperson from Activision addressed the utter confusion of these events in motion regarding a release of the game onto Microsoft's system.

“We are working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One. Currently, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the PC on April 29, 2014 as previously announced." The representative foretold.

A truly remarkable series of unfortunate events for this game's appearance on the Xbox One, what are your thoughts in this odd decision to leave the ONE out of the lineup? Leave your thoughts down below.

Published Apr. 19th 2014
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Well, the Spider-Man movie rights are owned by Sony... just putting that out there for consideration everybody.
  • Xavier's
    Featured Correspondent
    yea but its coming out for the 360 soooo...
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Yes, but that's the older Microsoft platform. A lot of gamers have transitioned from Xbox 360 to PS4, so by undercutting Microsoft's next-gen offering of the title, even more incentive to go with PS4 if you want it on next-gen. They even made a PS3 bundle with just this game, the original Amazing Spider-Man movie, and a 500 GB PS3 to try and sway Spider-Man fans over to them on last-gen if they can't get them next-gen.

    I'm not saying it couldn't just be a development issue or Activision's decision, but the thought that Sony's trying to play a meta-game with this one isn't the craziest idea that's occurred to my mind.

    I mean, is it a wise tactic? Depends entirely on if Beenox pulls a Spider-Man 2 I guess; Beenox has been all over the board in terms of critical reception recently, and this -is- a movie game tie-in. Still, if the game actually is good and even better on next-gen, siphoning off the buying choices on competitor hardware makes sense.
  • Xavier's
    Featured Correspondent
    good point. I love to fantasize of conpiracies and if Sony where to be sabotaging the x1 version..... That be interesting to say the least.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Oh I know what you mean. Dissecting all the info I could dig up on Bioshock 2, the cancelled Bioshock 3, the XCOM reboot, and more from friends, wikis, and old files was almost just as fun as playing a game.

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