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Marvel’s Avengers To Stop Any Future Content But Are We Really Surprised?

Crystal Dynamics has officially confirmed that the next update, 2.7 will be the final update for the game and no future content will subsequently be released. The Winter Soldier is the final hero added to the game, despite what was promised to us and what heroes would be added.

Let’s be straight here, the game was a major flop. This was supposed to be a “service” type game where updates would keep the game alive for years, similar to how Fortnite’s model is. After only 2 and a half years, the devs have finally quit the game.

See, despite the flop at launch, the devs did next to nothing to address the concerns of the community. The game unfortunately never had a “No Man’s Sky” type comeback. It continuously fell apart week by week until it virtually became a meme.

I’ve pumped a lot of hours into the game, but only because of my interest and once I tried the shiny new Spider-Man character – I couldn’t fathom how a studio could get a character so hilariously wrong, even to the point the PS1 versions felt better to play. I couldn’t bring myself to play the game any longer.

Now, don’t get me wrong. The base game wasn’t horrible. By base game, I mean the campaign. The main missions were enjoyable and the story was very well put together. Even the DLC for Black Panther and Hawkeye was actually good, from a storytelling perspective of course. The issue is, once you finish this, it’s the same crap over and over again.

There was no feeling of satisfaction from grinding. Not to mention the devs kept pushing the pillars further back which made absolutely zero sense just causing further frustration among the players.

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The consistent delays of characters were a mess. I’m a PlayStation player and even I got pissed for Xbox players that they didn’t get Spider-Man, even though Midnight Suns players did. He was also delayed for over a year. We were teased other characters such as War Machine and Scarlet Witch but I’m honestly glad they didn’t bother.

It’s a shame because I’ve said it since day one. The game had the untapped potential to be one of the best superhero games in history. It had all of the foundations but they couldn’t make it work. They should have gone down a similar route to what Gotham Knights did instead of trying to be a “service” type game. After all, if a game promises to be that, we all know it’s going be filled with microtransactions and most games can’t do that right at all, even this couldn’t.

The movie skins were a great addition, they looked stunning in game. However, they were extremely expensive when you consider the prices for “skins” in games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Apex. The challenge cards were also poorly done, gating you more on time rather than money in this instance. As you have weekly resets, it will take a few weeks to complete a single challenge card.

Now though, the game is throwing everything at you for free. They know they’ve messed up badly with this game as they’re at a loss with the development costs of it.

I’m never in the mindset to shit on something for no reason but this game deserves it. They did nothing to address complaints, and feedback and wishlist boards were left ignored. They could have and should have done so much more with this but they didn’t, and this is what happens.

I’m glad, it proves that you either put effort and care into your game or suffer the consequences. People are in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, money is tighter than ever. If a game is released and has a mass outroar as this has, it’s going to fail. Even after that, put it on PS Plus or Xbox Games Pass, people still don’t care.

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Cyberpunk also proved this. Gamers band together. You can’t put out a half-assed product and expect to service the game for years. Marvel’s Avengers will only be remembered for being an absolute repetitive disaster of a game.

Daniel Lewandowski

29 years old. Founder, and co-owner of Comic Universe. Journalist specializing in the Arrowverse shows, and the MCU. Creator of the Comic Universe website.

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