Supposedly delayed Xbox One version of Amazing Spider-Man 2 pops up for download

$59.99 will get you a digital copy of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Xbox One, which isn't supposed to be released yet.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Xbox One was postponed by Activision last week, but US customers are currently able to purchase, download, and play the game via the Xbox Games Marketplace.

Priced at $59.99, users are reporting that the game is working fine--although there's always the chance of a few game-breaking bugs yet to be discovered that might have been causing the game's delay. The exact reasons behind the delay are still unknown.

Developer Beenox has also said on Twitter it is "hopeful" that the situation will be promptly resolved. "We know it's frustrating for all of you, as it is for our programming team, who worked hard on the game."

Activision has said it is working with Microsoft in order to secure a release for the title, but no timeframe has been given.

“We are working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One," said Activision to GameSpot last week. "Currently, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the PC on April 29, 2014 as previously announced."

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I'm not sure what to make of this. A ploy to get Xbox One owners to buy digital copies? MS giving Activision the middle finger? Erroneous information about the true status of the game? A late April Fool's Day joke? Or maybe...all Xbox One owners have all traveled forward in time to the digital release of ASM2...

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So if I read this correctly, they managed to fail at failing to release it. That's Olympic-level incompetence right there.

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Wow so not only do MS alienate there fan base they're also pissin off devs.. What are they thinking.. Do they even want future games on there console. I was going to get one in June but things like this put me right off #untrustworthy

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It sounds more like Activision said NO, and Microsoft said F*** You and released a digital copy.


I still wont buy the game Watch Dogs is close.

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so... is this game better than the first one?

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What about uk?

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Activison just got pwned.

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Game is not that great people......save your money unless you are a die-hard Spidey fan.

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Bet it was some legal BS from microsoft for the physical copy delay. Bet they wanted to charge activision more but they said no. Then MS says fine, make it digital only. We don't care. DRM will be back soon enough anyway.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> OR...The more likely reason is that there was an issue with the X1 master disc and they knew they couldn't supply enough discs to retailers for launch, so they've made it digital until they can fulfill their distribution commitments.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>This makes a lot more sense. Espicially since the digital is being provided and not a hard copy. Then again I'm not so sure this was it either because why would digital be provided and not hard copy? If they knew this was the issue why not say something and announce that the Digital version is available? Being so quite about it makes me wonder.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Remember, the issue was that retailers weren't getting the physical copy, and all the comments were about that. Activision saying that the digital version would be available, but not the physical version, would just piss off the retailers who weren't getting their copies and would likely mean issues with further game releases.

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I'm going to pick this game up today on PS4 I'd be pissed if I had the XB1 and had to go through the trouble of downloading it and not being able to buy a physical copy. I just much rather buy physical don't see why XB1 gamers aren't allowed to get a physical copy and are forced to download it but I guess its better then not being able to buy it at all.

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So the delay was abou the physical copies only... they just forget to specify this detail.

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I'm a sucker for these Spider-man games

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Do you have xb1?

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Very suspicious

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So many stupid conspiracy theories. I thought this was an episode of Glen Beck or Alex Jones for a second!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's a false flag operation.

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I'm going to come right out and say it- I really enjoyed the first Amazing Spider-Man game on the PS3 and am looking forward to playing the sequel on the PS4


So much bile, petty bitterness and resentment on this comments section towards the game I just thought I'd balance things out a bit :P Chill out guys, you're going to do yourselves a mischief

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I agree completely I had a blast with the first on PS3 and will be going today to pick 2 on PS4 can't wait gonna be awesome.

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Sounds like a scam to make people go "omg it's not supposed to be out yet so I'll buy it quickly".

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No it doesn't, it sounds like the digital marketplace was not updated when the game was delayed so released as it was meant to.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>It's still available for download, and hasn't been pulled. It's obviously an issue related to the physical discs.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Doesn't explain why the physical copies were delayed if the game works fine.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Probably some jealous PS4 fanboi employee at Activision who sabatoged the X1 master disc causing the delay.


Or there was just a legit issue with the master disk that they couldn't fulfill the order on time for launch. Easier to patch a digital copy for release.

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so game not meant to be out yet so really Actvievision has right sue MS and no suprise digital only meaning MS want to go Digital all the way.sad.because costumers like have choices like with PS4,WILLU

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Feedbackula is over. There's no need to comment like an idiot.

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He can't help it.

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He always does this.

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A silly Spider-Man movie tie in game gets cancelled for the Xbox One PlayStation fanboys say " Spider-Man not coming to Xbox One lol"

Spider-Man actually was made for the Xbox One PlayStation fanboys "say so what it's coming out on every platform"

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So basically nobody knows what is going on.

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Movie Tie-In Games: the quintessence of video game making. Definitely something sound people are looking forward to...

"Look Mom! I've just watched the movie and i can be Spider-man too..."

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Actually,last year's spider man game was pretty good for a movie tie-in.It blatantly copied the Arkham games but at least it was fun.

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Sony owns the movie rights to Spider-Man and probably paid Activision to delay the Xbox One version,

cause obviously there's nothing wrong with the Xbox One version

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Activevision own the rights to the games so really there fault and disney owns the rights to mavel comics.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Spiderman movie tie-ins have typically ranged from decent to pretty good over the years.


Being dismissive and judgmental is not a good look.

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not a big deal since the game is out today on other consoles,, that is if the game is even worth getting.. waiting for reviews now

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lol. Is this one of Microsoft's new plans? Disappoint players with delayed games then release them online unannounced.

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This was Activision doing, not MS. Well at least Activision is not bad as EA.

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What happened behind the scenes since you seem to know what no one else does?

What a silly comment. You have no idea who is at fault. Nobody might be at fault, maybe they just struggled on the xb1 version like other multiplat devs.

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Well the Xbox One version obviously isn't struggling, so there's other more sinister reasons behind the delay

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Phew for a second there I was worried for X1 owners...movie tie in games for all!!!!!!!

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