Microsoft says Sony has a Superman game in development

Even though most people believe kryptonite is Superman's only weakness, he actually has several. In addition to the irradiated rocks from his home planet, Superman is also vulnerable to red sunlight, magic, and middle-aged, edge-lord directors obsessed with slow-mo and speed ramping. However, one of Superman's least publicized weaknesses is his inability to take flight in the world of video games. 

Since the much-maligned Superman 64, the Man of Steel's outings in the video game space has ranged from abysmal to mediocre. Despite being one of the most iconic characters in all of fiction, it has been decades since Superman has had a solo game series. One of the main factors prohibiting the Strange Visitor from Krypton from anchoring a great series of games is his multitudinous roster of abilities. The entire point of playing a Superman video game is to utilize his laundry list of powers; however, having unrestricted access to the Man of Tomorrow's powers would essentially break any game's difficulty scale. 

According to, Microsoft says that PlayStation has an exclusive Superman game in development. 

Microsoft claims that a new Superman game is in the works from PlayStation. Superman is one of the most iconic characters of all-time, but he has been greatly underrepresented in gaming. The last console Superman game was in 2006 with Superman Returns, which was mostly solid, but for whatever reason WB wasn't interested in doing more solo Superman games or simply wasn't able to see them through to the end. Batman became the leader in superhero gaming for a time and the only appearances we got from Superman was via the Injustice or LEGO games. Of course, Superman will also appear as an antagonist in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but it doesn't seem like he will be playable in any capacity. With all of that said, there's high demand for a Superman game.

According to Microsoft as part of the ongoing Activision acquisition drama, it claimed in a documentthat PlayStation is developing an exclusive Superman game. While this sounds incredibly exciting and even possible given Sony and Warner Brothers have worked closely in the past, it is likely not accurate. Unfortunately, this seems like a typo/error on the part of Microsoft's lawyers and they've mistaken Superman for Spider-Man. Insomniac Games has been hard at work on a Spider-Man franchise for the better part of a decade now for PlayStation, so it's more than likely that this is what was being referenced. A lot of these court documents have had some nice, juicy information within them, but generally have not had any bombshells quite like this as some of the really wild stuff has been redacted from the public.