It’s the endgame for Marvel’s Avengers. The 2020 online game developed by Crystal Dynamics and printed by Sq. Enix gained’t get any new content material or options after March 31, when the sport’s ultimate replace (model 2.8) is launched. All official help for Marvel’s Avengers and digital purchases of the sport will come to an finish on Sept. 30, 2023, Crystal Dynamics introduced Friday.
November’s replace 2.7, which added the Winter Soldier to the roster of playable heroes and the Cloning Lab Omega-Degree Menace, is the ultimate new content material to be added to the sport, Crystal Dynamics stated. There shall be no new cosmetics added to the sport’s Market, and all ultimate stability updates will happen with replace 2.8 in March.
Crystal Dynamics stated that the sport’s single-player and multiplayer content material will stay playable indefinitely, even after official help ends in September. “Nonetheless, after September 30, 2023 we are able to’t assure that we can handle points that happen as a consequence of unexpected circumstances,” the studio cautioned.
The developer additionally stated that, beginning March 31, the entire sport’s “Market, Problem Card, and Cargo beauty content material shall be made accessible to all gamers free of charge.” That features each single outfit, takedown, emote, and nameplate.
Ending help for Marvel’s Avengers, Crystal Dynamics stated, was a choice “made at the side of our companions,” in accordance with an FAQ the developer posted Friday.
Marvel’s Avengers was launched on Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Home windows PC, and Xbox One in September 2020 to typically lukewarm reception. It was later upgraded to help PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X, after these consoles launched.
Writer Sq. Enix and Crystal Dynamics delivered a handful of recent heroes to the sport over time, including Black Panther, Jane Foster’s The Mighty Thor, Kate Bishop, and Spider-Man to the bottom roster, which included Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and Black Widow. Spider-Man, a PlayStation-exclusive hero, will stay unique to the PlayStation variations of the sport, Crystal Dynamics confirmed Friday.
Sq. Enix offered off Crystal Dynamics to the Embracer Group in Could 2022, placing the way forward for Marvel’s Avengers, which already struggled with delays, indignant gamers, and compelling new content material, additional unsure. Now, it seems that the cool reception to Marvel’s Avengers and Crystal Dynamics diverting focus to a special undertaking — a brand-new Tomb Raider sport to be printed by Amazon — has sealed the superhero sport’s destiny.