“There are things you will be shocked to find out that Sony is moneyhatting, like they are locking up for timed exclusivity,” he said. “Like, ‘wow, that is a game that you’re choosing?’ Not because it’s bad, but because it’s huge.
“So I am interested to see what this conversation is going to be in a couple of months, because there are games that are widely accepted as multiplatform that Sony is locking up for a little while,” he added. “So I would not be shocked if they did something insane like [Avengers’ Spider-Man exclusivity].”
Crystal Dynamics confirmed this week that Spider-Man would be added to the Marvel’s Avengers roster in early 2021, “available at no additional cost to owners of the base game, exclusively on PlayStation”.
Commenting on the Spider-Man deal, Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos claimed it was specifically influenced by Sony’s relationship with Marvel. Asked how Xbox and PC gamers who want to play as Spider-Man should feel, Amos said they “have the option to do so on PlayStation.”
Another Square Enix that could potentially be aligning with PlayStation is Final Fantasy XVI, which a noted insider recently claimed would be a PS5 timed exclusive.
ResetEra forum member Navtra had previously correctly revealed a large portion of PS5’s reveal event announcements.
In a new post this week, Navtra claimed: “XVI is real. It was supposed to get announced in June’s event. It’s supposedly closer than most people would think.
The user added: “It has some kind of PS5 exclusivity (it was vague back then but it seems to be full timed exclusivity now). And I have no idea why they haven’t announced it yet.”