Marvel's Spider-Man won't be on PS Plus after May

Marvel's Spider-Man
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Marvel's Spider-Man is departing the PS Plus catalog next month on May 15.

Earlier this week, Sony unveiled the PS Plus games line-up for April. While chock full of bangers like Doom Eternal, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and more, quietly slipped into the announcing blog post was the reveal that Marvel's Spider-Man would be leaving the subscription service for good, the following month on May 15.

Nothing good lasts forever. Marvel's Spider-Man becomes the first high-profile PlayStation exclusive to leave the PS Plus subscription service, and now means you'll have to shell out a one-time payment for Insomniac's original 2018 game if you want to get your hands on it.

This is a really good lesson not to get rid of physical games because they're available on a digital subscription service. Sony's PS Plus service and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass regularly drop titles for a myriad of reasons the public aren't privy to, and now anyone who's traded in their physical copy of Marvel's Spider-Man because PS Plus offered it at the time is hard done by.

Marvel's Spider-Man isn't alone in departing PS Plus though. Arcade basketball sim NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will also be leaving the subscription service on the same date, and it'll be joined in departing by Resident Evil, a truly iconic game and one of the founding cornerstones of modern survival horror games.

Even if Marvel's Spider-Man is leaving, we've still got Marvel's Spider-Man 2 to look forward to on the horizon, which is slated to launch in Fall 2023. Venom actor Tony Todd actually appeared to leak a release month earlier this year, stating that Spider-Man 2 would drop in September.

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a look ahead at all the other exclusives we've got to look forward to.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.