This week at E3 2016, Sony revealed a trailer for a new Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac. At the time, it was believed that since this was an original Spider-Man title and not based on a movie, it didn’t come under Activision’s claim to the character. Previously, Activision produced all of the Spider-Man games.
Now it appears as if they no longer have the rights to produce games based on the character, and that has now moved to Sony. Marvel spoke to GamesIndustry.biz and said this:
“We’ve had a long history of success with Activision, and we still have a great relationship with them,” Ong said. “But the future of the Spider-Man console games is with Sony and Insomniac. We’re delighted about this partnership, and that’s something that’s going to continue forward. With [regard to] other console partners, stay tuned. There’s many more interesting additional things to come. But Activision is in the past, with regards to Spider-Man.“
From the sounds of this being a “partnership” and he including Insomniac with his comments about Sony, it’s likely this new PS4 Spider-Man game will be the start of a whole new series of games using the character on the PlayStation.