While a next-gen version with optimised upgrades won’t arrive for a while, Amos does note that playing the current-gen versions on PS5 or Xbox Series consoles will benefit from improved frame rates and faster loading times. These are issues that Avengers on current-gen certainly suffers with, so there should be some noticeable benefit. Amos also confirmed that existing saves will transfer to next-gen consoles.
In addition to detailing the delays, Amos also apologies for the troubles Avengers has suffered in its first months. “Marvel’s Avengers’ launch was not without turbulence, and we recognize that a number of issues detracted from your enjoyment of the game,” he said. “This does not align with Crystal Dynamics’ value of craftsmanship, and for that we sincerely apologize.”
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As a thank you to players who have suffered through that launch, Crystal Dynamics is giving all players 1500 credits, 7000 units, 250 upgrade modules, 20 DNA keys, and a Sarah Garza-inspired nameplate. These rewards will be added to your account if you log in between October 22 and November 5.
While the most anticipated content has been delayed, Amos assured players that performance and stability, multiplayer matchmaking, rewards, and late-game content is all being worked on at the studio. This includes a much-requested ping system, and the ability to replay the campaign with your high-level gear.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.