This can come as a surprise to players. gave up the game long ago We thought this time had already come, but Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix have announced the imminent end of online support. marvel avengers.
in Blog post published on Friday eveningThe latter, signed by ‘Marvel’s Avengers Development Team’, reads in part:
to an amazing community
March 31, 2023 After Update 2.8 introduces 12 of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the two and a half years, it no longer adds new content or features to Marvel’s Avengers. All official support for the game will end on September 30, 2023.
Single and multiplayer gameplay is still available after the official end of support on September 30, 2023…
…as a token of our appreciation for our community, starting March 31, 2023, all Marketplace, Challenge Cards, and Shipping cosmetic content in the game will be made available to all players for free. All clothing, takedowns, emotes, nameplates, challenge cards, and shipping in the Marketplace are free for all players from this date, as long as you own the game.
Gifting the entire library of Marketplace cosmetic content is a way to thank the community by allowing everyone to experience the breadth and depth of Marvel’s Avengers content.
We know this is disappointing news because everyone in our community is connected to these characters and their stories. We really really appreciate you coming with us on this adventure. From epic photo mode photos to threads theorizing who our next hero might be to Twitch broadcasts, your excitement for Marvel’s Avengers has played a huge role in bringing this game to life.
We hope you continue to play and enjoy Marvel’s Avengers. Thank you for your support and being part of our super team.
– Marvel Avengers Development Team
Here, opening the game’s Marketplace is framed as a token of goodwill, but of course the same Marketplace.All games are constrained by the crazy idea that they should be forever games, relying on the grind inherent in the live service experience.— that helped kill it. ‘
while embracing Last year, we signed a contract to acquire a game developer, Avenger’s licensing deal, made it clear at the time that all games released prior to sale will continue to be supported. This suggests that this decision is due to not enough people wanting to play games or buy things. marvel avengers Anymore.
As the note suggests, this doesn’t mean the game will completely disappear from the internet. You can still play in multiplayer. There will be no further updates or technical support after September 30th.
If you are a player and want to know what ends when and what this means for individual updates, You can find it in a series of charts and FAQs.. One of them includes a very funny reminder that Spider-Man should remain a PlayStation exclusive after his death.