Crystal Dynamics has announced a slew of changes and updates coming to Marvel’s Avengers in the coming weeks and months, but more importantly, the developer has also announced a delay to the next-gen versions of the game.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X version of Marvel’s Avengers will no longer be releasing this year, instead, it’ll release in 2021. Crystal Dynamic’s made the announcement on the game’s official site, saying that the developer “made the decision to shift our PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launch to next year to ensure that we give our team the time to deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to be.”
“Until then, however, you’ll be able to continue playing the current-gen (PS4/Xbox One) Marvel’s Avengers game on next-gen platforms to take advantage of their powerful hardware, be it via inserting a physical disk or redownloading the game. Two of the most obvious benefits of this are improved frame rates and faster loading times. In addition, players who make the jump to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S will still be able to play co-op with their friends on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively as well as carry their existing save-game forward to the next-generation of consoles!”
While it’s certainly a shame, especially for those who have held out on the game on the promise of playing a superior version on PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s probably for the best. Marvel’s Avengers released to middling reviews and players have been vocal about their complaints, which has prompted Crystal Dynamics to come forward and announce the upcoming updates. Hopefully, this means the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Marvel’s Avengers will be better games when they eventually release. There’s no release date for the next-gen Marvel’s Avengers at this time.
Source: Crystal Dynamics