Marvel's Avengers killed and removed from sale after just two years
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Barely two years after its initial release, it’s been confirmed that Marvel’s Avengers will be getting its final update in two months’ time, with the game set to be removed from digital storefronts later this year.
Marvel’s Avengers was a great game…in theory. The idea of having a superhero game with a huge cast of familiar Marvel faces and a mix of both single-player and multiplayer gameplay sounds like an absolute treat, but as we all know, the reality wasn’t nearly as good. It’s a title that’s generally considered mediocre at best, and so its eventual shutdown was always on the cards - we just didn’t know that it’d be so soon.
Take a look at Mighty Thor in action in Marvel’s Avengers below.
In a blog post over on the official Marvel’s Avengers website, developers Crystal Dynamics confirmed that the game’s final update, version 2.8, will be released on 31 March. No more new content will be added after this date, and the cosmetics Marketplace will also be shut down - players won’t be able to buy Credits, and leftover Credits will be turned into in-game resources. Don’t worry about buying cosmetics while you can, though - all Challenge Card, Marketplace and Shipment cosmetic content will be totally free for all players when the final update releases.
However, from 30 September, all support for the game will come to an end, and players will no longer be able to buy the game digitally. Everything will still be playable (including multiplayer), and it’ll still be possible to reinstall the game if you delete it after that date, but no newbies will be able to get in on the action.
“We know this is disappointing news as everyone in our community has such a connection to these characters and their stories. We’re so, so grateful that you came on this adventure with us,” the devs wrote. “Your excitement for Marvel’s Avengers – from your epic Photo Mode shots, to your threads theorising who our next Heroes would be, to your Twitch streams – has played a large part in bringing this game to life.
“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.”