Developers had no problem integrating Spider-Man into Marvel’s Midnight Suns or bringing him to Xbox.
When it comes to Marvel superhero Spider-Man and video games, one rightly thinks first of Sony and the PlayStation. After all, the film rights of the character are owned by Sony, which means that you can also secure exclusivity for your own video game console with the friendly neighborhood spider.
In the tactical role-playing game Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Spider-Man will play alongside other heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.
Bringing the character into the game and onto Xbox was no problem for Fireaxis.
Speaking to VGC, producer Jake Solomon said that Marvel didn’t have any issues with it and that it was fun bringing the character back to Xbox after a long time.
“He’ll be on Xbox, that’s not a problem. Fun to be the first game to do this in a while. Spidey has always been a character on the list and we’ve never been rebuffed by Marvel.”
Spidey also plays a not insignificant role in this. Finally, New York is the setting for the Marvel’s Midnight Suns storyline. And Spider-Man’s humor fitted well with the dark story, too.
“We are a New York story, our first game is a New York story. I also firmly believe that the darker the story overall, the lighter you have to be when telling jokes. You can’t take yourself too seriously.”
“I love dark stories, but you have to throw in jokes, so Spidey was the very first character list, and Marvel said ‘awesome,’ I never had any idea Spidey was going to be a problem.”
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be released on October 7th, 2022 for the Xbox. More about the pre-order editions of the game as well as the current trailer are waiting for you in this message.