Microsoft accidentally 'announces' PlayStation-exclusive Superman game
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At this point, the PS5 is absolutely the console to have if you’re a fan of superheroes. Sony really seems to have a monopoly on all the best ones (although at least some are now available on PC, too).
Later this year, the highly anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be swinging exclusively onto PS5. Although its predecessor and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales were recently added to Steam, there’s been no word on if PC players can expect the sequel to come their way, too. What’s more, Marvel’s Wolverine is also in development for Sony’s new-gen console - we still don’t really have any idea when it’s going to release, but once again, Xbox users aren’t even going to get a look in.
Take a look at the trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 below.
Anyway, as ComicBook reports, the internet is currently very confused over what appears to be an accidental announcement of new PlayStation superhero game, revealed by none other than Microsoft. As the company’s battle to prove that acquiring Activision wouldn’t give it an unfair market advantage continues, it’s now published a response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s provisional findings. In the document, it makes reference to a PlayStation-exclusive Superman game. Huh?
Referring to a figure which has been removed from the document’s public release, Microsoft wrote: “This Figure shows that the impact of PlayStation exclusive releases on Xbox console sales is [redacted]. This applies for ‘big’ titles like God of War or Superman. There has never been evidence that exclusivity of one single franchise can drive console sales.”
Obviously, at the time of writing, we’re not aware of Sony working on a Superman game, nor has a Superman game been released by them at any point in the last few years. As such, some are wondering if Microsoft has accidentally slipped up and revealed something before it was meant to happen.
Sadly, chances are that it’s more likely whoever wrote the document accidentally left a typo in there, and got Superman and Spider-Man mixed up. They’re very different heroes, obviously, with one being a DC character and the other being a Marvel boy, but they both start with “S” and end with “man”, I guess? Just don’t get your hopes up for a Superman adventure landing on PS5 anytime soon, anyway.
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