An employee of Activision has caused controversy by claiming that users of the new cloud gaming service OnLive are not "legitimate gamers."
The company have chosen not to release Spider-Man: Edge of Time on the new console, preferring instead to stick to the traditional units.
Speaking on the game's Facebook page, the employee wrote: "We do not consider OnLive a platform for our game to appear on. We would rather focus on mainstream consoles and legitimate gamers."
This prompted a flurry of angry replies from OnLive users, with one writing: "Not sure why you would say that about OnLive gamers. We pay the same money as everyone else."
Another commented: "I would love to know why you feel that about OnLive gamers."
Activision have since deleted the message, and have issued a statement to Gigwise that reads: "Activision's official source of news for our Marvel games is Facebook.com/HeroHQ or www.HeroHQ.com. Anything posted elsewhere should not be taken as representative of Activision unless confirmed by Activision."
Spider: Edge of Time is released on XBox 360, PS3, Wii, DS and 3DS on October 14.
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