The troubled live service game from Crystal Dynamics will no longer get support.
What’s this game about?
2020 action-adventure brawler game Marvel’s Avengers was created by Crystal Dynamics and released by Square Enix Europe.
The game, which is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, was largely influenced by the squad’s appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also includes components from the team’s comic book.
The story centers on the Inhuman adolescent Kamala Khan, who develops abilities on A-Day, a celebration day for the Avengers that ends tragically as a result of a terrorist assault.
The Avengers split after being held responsible for the catastrophe and are replaced by the scientific company A.I.M. Five years later, when A.I.M. issues a threat to exterminate all Inhumans, Kamala sets out to rejoin the Avengers in order to take on this new foe.
Well, that’s a bit disappointing
Crystal Dynamics is getting ready to stop working on Marvel’s Avengers, which it claims it “undertook in concert with our partners,” a little over two years after the game’s first release.
A blog post titled “Final Update on the Future of Marvel’s Avengers” states that support will end on September 30 and that digital purchases won’t be possible beyond that point. After the support period is up, multiplayer and all solo content will still be accessible.
The Winter Soldier and the Cloning Lab Omega-Level Threat were included in Update 2.7, which is the last piece of material that Crystal Dynamics intends to release for Avengers. Spider-Man will continue to be a PlayStation-only title.
Change 2.8, which will be issued on March 31st, will be the last balancing update. Following that, according to Crystal Dynamics, the cosmetics market will be shut down and credits won’t be available for purchase. All cosmetics will be made freely available, and credit balances will be turned into in-game resources.
Marvel’s Avengers was among the greatest disappointments of E3 2019 when it was initially unveiled, and it didn’t do much better when it was launched the following year, receiving mixed reviews from both players and reviewers. The number of gamers quickly decreased significantly as they became bored and quit.
After its problematic debut, Crystal Dynamics continued to produce new material, including a number of new characters, but it never recovered its previous speed.
The initial report that Marvel’s Avengers will be ceasing operations and moving to Amazon Games’ Tomb Raider project came from community insider Miller Ross. According to the story, Crystal Dynamics dismissed lead designer Brian Waggoner after a number of tweets from 2014 were discovered in November and the firm issued a public apology.
When contacted for a comment on the report, Crystal Dynamics gave a link to the blog but made no other remarks.
Crystal Dynamics stated on its website, “We know this is upsetting news since everyone in our community has such a connection to these characters and their storylines. Your enthusiasm for Marvel’s Avengers — from your incredible Photo Mode images to your threads guessing who our next Heroes might be to your Twitch broadcasts — has played a significant role in bringing this game to life. We’re so, so glad that you embarked on this trip with us.