Marvel’s Avengers Hitting PS5 and Xbox Series X
Call me crazy, but while the Internet seems full of people who are down on Marvel’s Avengers (an upcoming action-RPG that looks to be part Marvel Ultimate Alliance and part…maybe Phantasy Star Online?) I’ve been pumped to play this game since they first unveiled the concept.
I don’t even care that much about the story mode, though it does sound a bit intriguing, but the co-operative online mode sounds amazing. Choose your hero, level them up, unlock new outfits and powers, then team up with your friends and their customized heroes to take down big bad boss fights? Sold.
There is some great news, especially for those who are looking at holding off on the next-gen consoles when they arrive. Now whether you’re sticking with your PS4 or Xbox One for a while because your wallet is hurting thanks to the impact of COVID-19, you want to wait and see what the launch lineups are like, or you just want to see what the difference between one being ‘more powerful’ and the other being ‘faster’ turns out to be in the real world before committing your money, the game will move across to the next-gen with you.
Buy it on PS4 and you can get a free upgrade to the PS5 version. Get it on Xbox One and the Series X version is yours. You can even carry across your saves, so you won’t lose progress AND you can play with previous gen players (on the same console family) so you won’t leave your friends behind (or be left behind) either.
All in all, that’s great news. Here’s the press release – expect to hear more on this one soon:
MARVEL’S AVENGERS CONFIRMED FOR PLAYSTATION 5 AND XBOX SERIES X
Buy the Game and Receive a Free Upgrade from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X
Los Angeles, CA (June 22, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® announced today that Marvel’s Avengers will be available on PlayStation®5 computer entertainment system and Xbox Series X when the consoles launch in Holiday 2020. Players who own the current-gen version of the game will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version at no additional cost, regardless if players are moving from PlayStation®4 to PlayStation®5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X. Those moving their saves to next-gen will transfer their player profiles and progression so they can pick up right where they left off. In addition, cross-gen play will be supported so PS5™ players will be able to play with their friends on PS4™ and Xbox Series X players will be connected with their friends on Xbox One.
Featuring extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armor destruction, ray tracing, and more – Marvel’s Avengers will look and play great on next-gen systems. The PlayStation®5 experience will be seamless and dynamic, fully utilizing the ultra-high speed SSD, the PS5 DualSense advanced haptics, and immersive spatial audio. To fully customize their visual experience, PS5 will also provide players with their choice of Enhanced Graphics Mode or High Framerate mode.
We’ll have more details to share on Xbox Series X, Stadia, and PC specific features at a later time.
Those looking to learn more about Marvel’s Avengers on the PS5 can visit the PlayStation Blog where Gary Snethen, Crystal Dynamics Chief Technology Officer, details what players can expect from Marvel’s Avengers.
For more information on the game, co-op, and brand new gameplay content, be sure to tune into the Marvel’s Avengers War Table digital stream on June 24 at 10:00am PDT. The stream can be viewed from the PlayAvengers.com channel.
Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC on September 4, 2020. The game is currently rated RP, rating pending by the ESRB.
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About Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics® has developed and published over 30 award-winning titles during its 27-year adventure. Some of the most beloved franchises include Gex®, Legacy of Kain® and most recently, TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 77 million copies worldwide. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft® has been a cultural icon for over 20 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. Most recently, Crystal Dynamics expanded its operations by opening Crystal Northwest™ in Bellevue, Washington.
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Eidos-Montréal™ (a Square Enix® studio) is focused on creating immersive and captivating experiences. For the last decade, the development teams at Eidos-Montréal have orchestrated the successful reboot of the DEUS EX® series (Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®), released the latest entry in the THIEF® franchise, and have also played a key role in the development of the award-winning TOMB RAIDER® series.
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About Square Enix, Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 151 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 77 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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