- Square Enix and its subsidiary Crystal Dynamics have now confirmed that the Marvel’s Avengers will be available on both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
- Announcement from the two companies also stated that players who purchase the game for the PS4 or Xbox One consoles will get a free upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version.
- Marvel’s Avengers will be released on September 4, 2020, for PS4 or Xbox One consoles, and will be available on PS5 when the console launches Holiday 2020.
Popular Japanese videogame developer, Square Enix, has announced that players on PS4 and Xbox One consoles who purchase a copy of Marvel’s Avengers, physically or digitally, will be able to upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version at no additional cost provided they purchase the new consoles.
Square Enix also added that Marvel’s Avengers will support cross-generation multiplayer within the same console family, and players will be able to carry over their saved files and progression across generations.
We're proud to announce that Marvel's Avengers will be available on PS5 when the console launches Holiday 2020. Owners of the PS4 version will get the PS5 version for free! #Reassemble
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) June 22, 2020
Square Enix and its subsidiary Crystal Dynamics disclosed the news in a statement made available to videogame fans around the world while also announcing the release of Marvel’s Avengers on September 4, 2020, for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia.
“At Crystal Dynamics, we are gamers and we have a gamer-first mentality. We want to make it easy for Marvel’s Avengers players to enjoy the additional features PS5 brings to the game,” wrote Crystal Dynamics’ Chief Technology Officer Gary Snethen in a blog post.
“Therefore, we’re happy to announce that when you purchase Marvel’s Avengers for the PS4 platform, either digitally or on disc, and later upgrade to a PS5, you get the PS5 version of the game with all of its enhancements free of charge! In addition, PS5 gamers can play Marvel’s Avengers online with PS4 gamers, so anyone can upgrade at any time and continue playing with friends on both platforms.”
Gary Snethen, added that the developing team has been working on a PS5 enhanced version of the game for some time, utilizing the power of the new console to offer a high frame rate mode that targets 60 fps and dynamic 4K resolution.
According to him, Marvel’s Avengers will also take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s high-speed, reducing load times to just a few seconds and making it nearly instant once the game has been optimized for it.
Crystal Dynamics promised more details on those, as well as the PC version, closer to launch.
Square Enix is a Japanese videogame developer, publisher, and distribution company known for popular games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts role-playing video game franchises, among numerous others.
Square Enix Holdings owns the arcade gaming corporation Taito, known for games such as Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, and Darius. And British game publisher Eidos Interactive, which published Eidos Interactive titles such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Hitman under the Square Enix brand.
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