Will Spider-Man be coming to Xbox?
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is confirmed to be a PS5 exclusive, which means spidey fans on other platforms won't be able to play at launch.
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Why is Spiderman not on Xbox?
SONY Pictures bought the rights to make films about Spider-Man and anyone NOT a mutant that originated in this comics in what is known as the '616 universe' in the comics, basically the main 'real world' of the comics.
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Did Xbox decline Spider-Man?
And over on the Xbox side, you won't find any new Marvel games developed by an Xbox studio because according to Ong, the company declined Marvel's offer, opting instead to focus on its own IP, as reported by Video Games Chronicle. You're missing out!
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Why is Spider-Man exclusive to PlayStation?
How Spider-Man PS5, PS4 exclusivity came about. According to Marvel's Jay Ong, his company wanted to replicate Marvel properties' box office success in the video game world. When Ong approached Microsoft, the company told him that it was prioritizing own IPs and passed up a deal.
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Why did Xbox turn down Marvel?
Microsoft's strategy, Ong recalls, was to focus on its own IP, and as such, it decided to pass on the offer.
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Why did Microsoft say no to Spiderman?
After cutting a decade-long partnership with Activision, Marvel Games had been shopping the Spider-Man IP to other major publishers. Taking on an external IP didn't fit with Microsoft's business strategy at the time, and they declined. Sony took a gamble by investing in Spider-Man, and it paid off.
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Why does Sony have the rights to Spiderman?
The courts determined that the original contract of Marvel's rights to Golan had expired, returning the rights to Marvel, but the matter was still not completely resolved. In 1999, Marvel licensed Spider-Man rights to Columbia, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Did Xbox say no to Marvel?
According to Executive Vice President and head of Marvel Games Jay Ong, Microsoft turned down the offer to publish Marvel games for its platform because it wanted to focus on its own IP.
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Why did Marvel almost fail?
The official crash of the comic book market in 1993 dealt a lethal blow to Marvel, with sales plummeting by 70%, leaving the company burdened with substantial debt. In 1995, Perelman realized the future lay in film rather than cards or comics, and proposed merging Marvel with Toy Biz to launch Marvel Studios.
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Why won't Spider-Man play in China?
In 2022, it was reported that Spider-Man: No Way Home was denied a release after the CFA asked the film's distributor, Sony, to remove the Statue of Liberty from scenes they deemed too “patriotic”. The studio declined.
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