Beenox awarded primary developing duties on future Spider-Man games

Activision has awarded the keys to the Spider-Man kingdom to the Quebec-based game studio, Beenox. According to today's announcement, the publisher was so impressed by Beenox's latest take on the web slinging franchise, that it has earned its place as the primary developer on future Spider-Man video game iterations.

"Beenox's creative vision reinvigorated the Spider-Man gaming experience among critics and fans in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions," said Patrick Kelly, Senior Vice President of Activision Studios, in the official release. "We can't wait to see where this talented studio will take this franchise in the future."

Speaking on behalf of Beenox, Studio Head Dee Brown added, "We are thrilled with this opportunity to continue our close, collaborative relationship with Activision, Marvel and everyone's friendly, neighborhood hero, Spider-Man. Being able to map out Spider-Man's interactive future gives us the creative freedom to really craft the best gaming experience for the fans."

No official plans for a Spidey's next adventure have been made, but the creative director of Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions, Thomas Wilson, did hint at last year's New York Comic Con that a sequel to Shattered Dimensions isn't out of the question, saying, "I think our first date with Spider-Man went well, and we want to build it into a strong relationship."

How about it webheads? Up for another multi-dimensional romp?

Jan 13, 2011 

[Source: Beenox]

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  • Dragon8992 - February 11, 2011 6:52 a.m.

    Personally wouldn't mind another sandbox Spiderman game Web of Shadows is starting to show it's age that and the voice actor for Spiderman was bloody annoying.
  • ShokuaHyuga - January 18, 2011 2:22 a.m.

    I just recently finished Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and had a wonderful time doing it. However; I would love to see a sequel where more Spider-Men were brought into the mix, or at least a different set of them. Noir Spider-Man was great, but Ultimate Spider-Man was just like having Amazing Spider-Man twice; I would suggest replacing him with Unlimited Spider-Man, and 2099 Spider-Man was pretty cool, but I'd rather play as one of the female Spider-Men depicted in the background behind Madame Webb.
  • Arron_S_S - January 14, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    I bought Shattered Dimensions the same day I bought AC Brotherhood. Guess which one hasn't been played?
  • freakyfro99 - January 14, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    As much as I dislike my province for many things, the game developers in here are one of the things I like. I'll have to play Shattered Dimensions to see what it was like. @stf-m: Lol... country.
  • FriendlyFire - January 14, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    Every time I see an article about a Quebec-based studio, I'm certain to see a post from a disgruntled Canadian who's unhappy Quebec's getting the spotlight. I'm glad to see the Internet hasn't let me down. I'm just hoping they can step their game up for the next release. While not bad per se, it wasn't exactly a stellar game.
  • santaclouse37 - January 14, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Wow, I expected activision to leave this studio on a project they were in no way prepared to handle so they could drop them due to Shattered Dimension not having the initials COD. This is surprising news.
  • celticsfan645 - January 13, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    I havent played shattered dimensions, but i Loved Spiderman2. I was nine at the time and my memories may be nogalstia, but it was awesome swingin around NY, beating up thugs. There was also a funny part with Mysterio where his health bar went up, then another one went up on top of that, but one hit and it all went down at once. But i hate that little girl with the Balloon. I hate her with a burning passion.
  • batmanboy11 - January 13, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Haven't played Shattered Demensions yet, but it's always cool to see Canadian developers getting doing big franchises (even if it is Quebec).
  • Stf-M - January 13, 2011 10 p.m.

    one more reason for me to be proud of my country ,Quebec.
  • KaiokenKid - January 13, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    And it begins.
  • doominatorx6 - January 13, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    Uh oh, Spider-Man is going the way of Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, AND Call of Duty now.
  • meg127 - January 13, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    Oh look another franchise for Activision to beat into the ground.
  • DILLONH09 - January 13, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    yay love spidey games...
  • oufour - January 13, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    I am for this.

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