Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers – try saying that after six pints – is coming to next gen properly on March 18th with new versions of the game specifically for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. We are promised “upgraded visuals and framerate, haptic feedback for each hero, significantly faster load times, improved destruction and Heroic detail”, and the new PlayStation 5 trailer certainly looks more impressive than the last gen versions, check it out.
Snazzy, eh? However, can publishers stop claiming “faster loading times” is a feature of their game, it isn’t, all games load faster on the next gen consoles as they have non-mechanical hard drives. Tsk.
You will also notice the next-gen versions come with two Operations, Hawkeye: Future Imperfect and Kate Bishop Taking Aim, so if you are fan of bows and indeed arrows, this is the game for you.
The next gen versions of the game were meant to drop last year but were held back by Crystal Dynamics. “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,” they said at the time.
We scored Marvel’s Avengers 7/10 in our Day One review, Jim had this to say:
Marvel’s Avengers offers a new approach for a superhero video game, yet one that still feels all too familiar for anyone who’s played Destiny, The Division, or Anthem. It’s eye-popping in its technical prowess as well as how much it leans on live service hooks, anticipating players will come back day after day. And a lot of players definitely will, especially if they can squad up with friends. Past its flaws and behind the grind, Marvel’s Avengers is still a fun superhero brawler that has plenty of room to grow in the coming months.