The Crystal Dynamics team has announced the end of development on its Marvel’s Avengers live action game. The news comes two and a half years after the game’s release in fall 2020. In that time, the Marvel’s Avengers development team has released 12 playable heroes (including the PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man), a full expansion set in Wakanda, operations focused on many characters and several smaller pieces of content.
Update 2.7, which arrived on November 30, 2022, adding the Winter Soldier and the Cloning Lab Omega-Level Threat, was the last new content for Marvel’s Avengers. Crystal Dynamics has planned a final title update, version 2.8, to arrive on March 31, 2023. This update will not add any new content (including any additional cosmetics). Instead, it will provide final balance updates and stop the cosmetics market.
Once this update arrives, credits will no longer be purchasable and all remaining credits in player accounts will be converted to in-game resources such as units, shards, upgrade modules, polychoron and DNA keys. As a result of the market closure, all of the game’s market, challenge card and shipping cosmetic content will be free for all players. This means that all outfits, skins, emotes and nameplates from those sources will be free for all players starting March 31st.
Official support for Marvel’s Avengers will end completely on September 30th. After this period, single-player and multiplayer will still be playable, but Crystal Dynamics is unlikely to fix additional issues with the game. The game will also be removed from digital storefronts at that time. Marvel’s Avengers received average reviews upon release, with many praising the single-player content. However, it was the repetitive multiplayer modes, abundant microtransactions, and slow implementation of new content by the development team that soured many fans of the title.