New updates are ending after two years.
Originally released in 2020, Marvel’s Avengers was an action-RPG developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. Despite the popularity of Marvel properties, the game had a bit of a middling reception, due mostly to its heavy reliance on loot mechanics, a factor that was mostly hidden prior to release. Nevertheless, thanks in part to its inclusion on Game Pass, the game has maintained a userbase ever since, with the developers still providing small content updates and balance patches.
However, after two years, those new patches are coming to an end. Crystal Dynamics announced over the weekend that, following the game’s last patch this coming March, development will officially be concluding on Marvel’s Avengers.
“After two-and-a-half years and introducing twelve of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, following Update 2.8 on March 31, 2023, we will no longer add new content or features to Marvel’s Avengers. All official support for the game will end on September 30, 2023,” the announcement reads.
“Even after official support ceases on September 30, 2023, both single- and multi-player gameplay will continue to be available.”
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— The Verge (@verge) January 21, 2023
“As a show of our appreciation for our community, starting March 31, 2023 we will make all the game’s Marketplace, Challenge Card, and Shipment cosmetic content available to all players for free. Every single Outfit, Takedown, Emote, and Nameplate from the Marketplace, Challenge Cards, and Shipments will be free for all players from this date onwards if you own a copy of the game.”
“We hope you continue to play and enjoy Marvel’s Avengers. We can’t thank you enough for your support and for being part of our super team,” the announcement concluded.