Strong launch for Spider-Man PC, but lower peak player numbers than God of War

It is the second-largest PC launch for Playstation to date.

The second-most-played PlayStation PC game is Marvel’s Spider-Man, which looks to have attracted fewer peak players than God of War’s PC release.

According to SteamDB, the game has 64,893 players at the time of writing, just under 10,000 fewer than God of War. The peak player count for Horizon Zero Dawn, the first significant PlayStation game to make the switch, was 56,557.

Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PC received the following praise from us in our review: “This is a fantastic PC port with Steam Deck compatibility that raises it to a must-own for anyone with Valve’s portable.” While Sony might never release a PlayStation Vita 2, if it continues to support the Steam Deck as more PlayStation exclusives go to PC, it’ll eventually resemble the next-generation Sony handheld that many of us have long desired.

On August 12, 2022, Nixxes, which Sony acquired last year, will release the remastered edition of Spider-Man for PC.

Head of Franchise Strategy & Studio Relations at Insomniac Games Ryan Schneider added the following in a blog post on the PlayStation website: “We’re grateful to our PlayStation Studios partner studio Nixxes Software for fully optimizing Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PC.

“Our production team is ecstatic about Nixxes’ commitment to quality and collaborative attitude. When we interact with Nixxes, we recognize a lot of ourselves.

“I am quite delighted with our partnership with Insomniac on Marvel’s Spider-Man series, the shared support provided by our teams and their dedication to quality above all is motivating,” stated Jurjen Katsman, founder and senior director of development at Nixxes, of the project.