‘Marvel’s Avengers’ is offering paid boosts despite its developers saying that wouldn’t happen

By Kyle Campbell (GLHF)

Yup, there’s a fresh batch of game-altering microtransactions in  Marvel’s Avengers that allow players to gather resources and gain experience points faster, VGC  reported Friday. Giving players that shell out real money advantages over those that don’t.

These ‘consumables’ were not in Marvel’s Avengers before its  release on Xbox Games Pass last week. While boosts like these are common in live-service titles like this, fans are pretty upset since developer Crystal Dynamics said years ago there wouldn’t be any gameplay altering microtransactions in Marvel’s Avengers.

“The idea, from the beginning, is that we want you to be able to customize your hero; how they look, how they play, the gear they have and how they use it,” Scott Amos, studio head at Crystal Dynamics, said via GamesIndustry.biz in 2019. “Your Black Widow could be different to my Black Widow — just a little, maybe a lot depending on what you favor and how you unlock things. In terms of how we monetize, we’ll have cosmetics. No gameplay paywalls.”

So yeah, these new consumables go against Amos’ comments. Not the best look, especially as Marvel’s Avengers is already facing  issues since coming to Xbox Games Pass. However, Crystal Dynamics might double back on the consumables idea if that old interview is any indication.

“We make this for the fans,” Amos said. “At the end of the day, we will listen to them and get feedback from them, and we’ll adjust everything to serve that need.”

Guess we’ll see how it goes. 

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF


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