The future of the Spider-Man video game franchise rests in hands of developer Beenox.
The studio has been named "lead developer" on upcoming Spider-Man titles, Activsion said today. Beenox, based in Quebec City, Canada, developed last year's surprisingly good Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
"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, Activision Studios.
"We can't wait to see where this talented studio will take this franchise in the future."
The publisher has struck out with many of its past Spidey titles. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008), Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007), and Spider-Man 3 (2007) all received below-average press scores.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick even publically expressed his disappointment in an interview from last January saying, "Our Spider-Man games have sucked for the last five years. They are bad games."
~ Gobbie, Out! ~