|Digital Release||PC (Steam, Microsoft Store)
September 04, 2020
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
September 04, 2020 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
March 18, 2021 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
|Delisting||September 30, 2023|
|Publisher||Square Enix (2020 – 2022)
Crystal Dynamics (Current)
After just three years on the market, Crystal Dynamics announced on January 20th, 2023 that Marvel’s Avengers would see the end of content updates, support, and availability on digital storefronts. The announcement details the game’s final 2.8 update which set the stage for the game’s end.
After two-and-a-half years and introducing twelve of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, following Update 2.8 on March 31, 2023, we will no longer add new content or features to Marvel’s Avengers. All official support for the game will end on September 30, 2023.
Even after official support ceases on September 30, 2023, both single- and multi-player gameplay will continue to be available. See below for more information.
Update 2.7, which added the Winter Soldier Hero and Cloning Lab Omega-Level Threat, is the last new content to be added to the game. No new cosmetics are coming to the Marketplace, and all final balance updates will occur in Update 2.8 in March.
Along with the end of development, we’ll also be turning off the cosmetics Marketplace. When Update 2.8 launches on March 31, 2023, Credits will no longer be purchasable and all remaining Credit balances will be converted into in-game resources to aid ongoing adventures.
The announcement page contains a lengthy FAQ with details on specific mechanics and in-game content but the most relevant information for our purposes is the confirmation that the game will be removed from sale on all platforms beginning September 30th, 2023.
The game was funded and published by Square Enix in 2020 but after the Embracer Group acquired developer Crystal Dynamics in August of 2022, it likely complicated things even further for their Avengers title. Not only would licensing need to be renegotiated with Marvel over the myriad of properties featured in the game, Square Enix and Embracer would have to reach an agreement to co-manage or transfer management of the game. Given its middling reception and some ongoing performance issues, it was likely decided to end support entirely.
About the Game
Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.
Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay*. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize an expansive roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a new, hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco. The celebration turns deadly when a mysterious enemy causes a catastrophic accident which results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, a sprawling adventure ignites when a determined young woman named Kamala Khan sets out to reassemble and rebuild the Avengers to stop the unchecked power of the secretive new force known as AIM.
Marvel’s Avengers delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience with an adventure that sends out heroes from space, to the hidden kingdom of Wakanda, or an apocalyptic alternative future.
Assemble a roster of 11 unique heroes and restore their powers; then continue to battle AIM solo or online with friends.
Unlock powerful skills and new gear for each of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to suit your playstyle.
Flexible combat system, dynamically scaling difficulty, plus customizable gear and skills to support unique playstyles for each Hero.
The Definitive Edition includes over 400 classic, fan-favorite, and all-new original outfits inspired by over 80 years of Marvel history to customize these iconic Heroes.
Using a reclaimed helicarrier, secret S.H.I.E.L.D. bases, and the Wakandan royal palace as a bases of operations, players launch Hero Missions (single-player) and Warzone Missions (single-player or co-op) in hotspots around the globe.
Up to four players assemble online to defend the Earth from escalating threats that only the Avengers can overcome.
The Definitive Edition includes all released DLC missions and heroes.
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