It has been confirmed that Crystal Dynamics will discontinue support for Marvel’s Avengers at the end of this year after the final update in March.
Marvel’s Avengers was released in 2020 through Square Enix, but “all official support” for action-adventure films will end on September 30, 2023, and the game will go on sale on the same day.
After that date, “both single-player and multiplayer games will still be available,” although Crystal Dynamics “cannot guarantee” that this will always be the case.
On the eve of this, on March 31, Marvel’s Avengers will receive its latest update 2.8. “Along with the end of development, we will also turn off the cosmetics store. When the 2.8 update is released on March 31, 2023, credits can no longer be purchased, and all remaining credits will be converted into in—game resources to help with current adventures,” Crystal Dynamics said in a statement.
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As a “demonstration of our appreciation to our community”, all cosmetic content will be free for all players. “Providing the Marketplace’s complete library of cosmetic content is a way to thank our community by allowing everyone to experience the breadth and depth of content in Marvel’s Avengers,” Crystal Dynamics said.
“We know this is disappointing news as everyone in our community is so connected to these characters and their stories. We are so, so grateful that you came with us on this adventure. Your excitement about Marvel’s Avengers—from your epic photos in photo mode to your theories theorizing about who our next heroes will be to your Twitch streams—has played a big role in bringing this game to life.”
Earlier this week, Marvel’s Avengers faced a backlash over its latest paid offering of premium skins, with fans calling it “lazy” and a “money grab.”
In 2021, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda reported that Marvel’s Avengers “didn’t turn out to be as successful as we would have liked.”
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