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Crystal Dynamics is ending assist on Marvel’s Avengers.
Crystal Dynamics mentioned that the final content material replace will launch on March 31, 2023, with assist then ending later this 12 months, on September 30.
The choice was “made along side [its] companions,” Crystal Dynamics mentioned with out additional clarification, including that “now was the suitable time to make this transformation.”
“Each single and multiplayer gameplay will proceed to be accessible,” the studio clarified, even after assist ends.
Avengers’ cosmetics market will shut down, however Crystal Dynamics will make each merchandise in it free from March 31.
“Gifting the total library of market beauty content material is a solution to thank our group by letting everybody expertise the breadth and depth of content material in Marvel’s Avengers,” the weblog submit mentioned. “We all know that is disappointing information as everybody in our group has such a connection to those characters and their tales. We’re so, so grateful that you simply got here on this journey with us.”
Marvel’s Avengers launched in September 2020 to blended evaluations. In our Vital Consensus on the time, we famous that “the critics discovered a lot to love in Crystal Dynamics’ marketing campaign, and somewhat much less in Sq. Enix’s ambitions to make its personal Future.”
Regardless of the lukewarm reception, the title nonetheless discovered an viewers, topping the September 2020 charts in the US as an illustration. Crystal Dynamics determined on the time to delay the PS5 and Xbox Collection X|S variations to 2021 although, to make sure product high quality.
Quickly after, Sq. Enix confirmed that the title missed expectations. Avengers launched on Sport Move a 12 months later, with our contributing editor Rob Fahey highlighting it was a possibility for the sport to survive a disappointing launch.
Sq. Enix president Yosuke Matsuda mentioned that Marvel’s Avengers was a disappointment for the corporate in November 2021, quickly after an issue round its microtransactions.
Sq. Enix offered Crystal Dynamics, alongside Eidos Montreal and Sq. Enix Montreal, to Embracer in Could 2022 for $300 million.
Eidos Montreal founder Stephane D’Astous mirrored on what occurred with Marvel’s Avengers in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz the place he advised us that Sq. Enix’s Western studios had been a “practice wreck in gradual movement.”