UPDATE: Here’s an official comment from Activision. It doesn’t offer much detail on the WHY, but it does corroborate the earlier reports. “We are working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One. 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.”
ORIGINAL POST: It looks like the Xbox One release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to arrive for multiple platforms on April 29, may be cancelled, or at least postponed indefinitely.
The word comes straight from Activision in a statement given to UK gaming news site MCV. “We want to inform you that we are revising our release plans for ASM2 on Xbox One,” a release schedule update from the publisher reads. “When and whether ASM2 is released on Xbox One is TBD.”
The possibility of an Xbox One cancellation first arose when a NeoGAF poster took note of the fact that all mention of an Xbox One release had been removed from the official website. After conducting a serious and thorough investigation of our own (i.e. we looked at the website), we can confirm that NeoGAF is right: There’s no link out on the website to pre-order the game for Xbox One, and box art of the version for that particular Microsoft console is conspicuously absent from the grouped product image at the bottom of the page.
The game still appears to be coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox 360. A Nintendo 3DS take on the game is also supposed to be coming, and that version’s box art still appears in the grouped product image on the official website. It’s worth noting, however, that the only links out on the site for pre-orders cover the console and PC releases.
We’ve reached out to Activision for comment and will update accordingly when we hear back.