The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Marvel’s Avengers have been delayed into 2021, Crystal Dynamics has confirmed. Of course, players can still play the current gen versions of Marvel’s Avengers on the new consoles which will allow for better frame rates and faster loading times. The studio also announced that it is pushing the release of Kate Bishop, the first post launch hero, out of October but she should still be coming at some point this year. The news of the delay came in an update today, and the relevant passage is below.
We know fans are hungry for new content, but delivering a fun experience is our priority. With this in mind, we’ve decided to push Kate Bishop’s Operation launch back a bit, out of October. We’re sorry for this slight delay, but we are dedicated as a team to quality first. Kate’s new Operation will be a must-play for fans wanting to know what’s next in the story! In Marvel’s Avengers: Kate Bishop — Taking AIM, Tachyon Rifts become a harbinger of a new threat. As players investigate the source of them, they will pick up on a story that begins shortly after the conclusion of the Reassemble campaign. Then comes Clint (we’ll have more information on him later) and looking into 2021, our biggest Avengers Initiative addition yet will introduce a new Hero, region, and narrative arc.
We’ve also made the decision to shift our PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launch to next year to ensure that we give our team the time to deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to be. More details to come.
Earlier today, details of the weekly reset were released and that brings about the Tachyon Rift missions. Tachyon Rift missions are classed as endgame content and as such you will need a Power Level of 140 to queue for them with a minimum of two players. For more on Marvel’s Avengers read our day one review as well as our handy guide loaded with tips for beginners.
Source: Square Enix