Developer Crystal Dynamics have stated they are confident in PC players returning to Marvel’s Avengers due to new upcoming content and improvements.
Marvel’s Avengers is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia; and Holiday 2020 for PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Kotaku reported on the game’s dwindling PC player base; SteamCharts noting the game’s all time peak of over 28,000 players on September 7th had fallen to the lowest point of over 900 as of October 9th.
Kotaku claim that “the initial excitement over playing beloved superheroes has dulled, thanks to a lack of variety in late-game content.” When the article was shared on the game’s subreddit, users seemed to agree.
Our own review stated “At its highest highs, Avengers is generic.” This was furthered hindered my microtransactions, rarely having enough in-game money to buy want you want (tempting you to buy more), and an out of place loot and leveling system.
Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos replied when Kotaku reached out to them. In summation, he promised they were listening to feedback, and that new content was coming.
This includes a new War Zone mission type (Tachyon Rifts), a new Outpost for new story missions, and AIM’s Cloning Lab, and the previously announced Hawkeye and Kate Bishop operations to continue the main story.
It should be noted a data-mine also revealed additional characters will be coming to the game. These include Ant-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Falcon, Mar-Vell, Mockingbird, Quake, Scarlet Witch, Vision, War Machine, Wasp, and Winter Soldier.
Amos also stated along with new content, updates would address issues with balance, loot distribution, and add quality of life features. “We are confident that we’ll see PC players (as well as those on Xbox One and PlayStation 4) return to the game” Amos stated, “as we add exciting new late-game content and demonstrate that we continue to be focused on improving the game.”
You can find Amos’ full statement below.
“To our players: every day we fight to make the best game possible for our community. We have a great community management team at Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix who funnel all of your concerns, suggestions, and feedback to the development team daily. We are listening. We are making fixes, improvements, and additions as fast as we safely can to make Marvel’s Avengers the game we all aspire it to be.
As such, we have a number of new content pieces coming in the weeks ahead including: a totally new War Zone mission type called Tachyon Rifts, a new Outpost that’s a jumping off point for new story missions in the future, and AIM’s Cloning Lab, which requires a coordinated high-level group of four players to beat with new top-end loot rewards for finishing it. And in each of these updates we do tuning and bug fixing to enhance the overall experience.
In addition, we’ve announced two new Heroes coming in the near future: Kate Bishop in Operation: Taking AIM, and after that the double-feature Operation starring Clint Barton… this is the “two Hawkeyes” we mentioned in the last War Table. These new Operations pick up right from where the main Reassemble campaign ended in the core game and will propel the overall world story forward with new mysteries and villains, as well as new multi-player content.
Lastly, we will continue to add new content to the game in the coming months as we address issues and overall game balance, including loot distribution and quality of life features everyone is clamoring for to improve our day-to-day experience from accessibility to co-op communication tools to balancing the economy!
We are confident that we’ll see PC players (as well as those on Xbox One and PlayStation 4) return to the game as we add exciting new late-game content and demonstrate that we continue to be focused on improving the game.
We’ll have more information and details about the very near content drops in a blog scheduled for next week and we have new community communication initiatives coming soon to even more directly share fun and useful information with you.
Thank you for coming with us on this journey to truly realize the best of what Marvel’s Avengers can become.”