Marvel’s Avengers joins the PlayStation Now line up this month

Sony has announced the next batch of games that will be added to its streaming service PlayStation Now, and it is Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers that leads the charge. Alongside Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark will also be added to the service on April 6th. Marvel’s Avengers will only be available until July 5th, while Borderlands 3 stays on the service until September 29th.

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During a recent Square Enix publisher showcase, we saw a glimpse of the Black Panther: War for Wakanda expansion as well as the Marvels’ Avengers roadmap. It has been confirmed that players will be getting some MCU content in the form of a Red Room takeover later this spring. Coinciding with the upcoming release of Black Widow, there will be new HARM Room challenges as well as hero skins inspired by the blockbuster films. A quick side note on these costumes: they’ll only be available via the marketplace in exchange for credits.

In our review for Marvel’s Avengers’ Hawkeye DLC, Jim wrote:

Overall, Operation: Future Imperfect is a small step in the right direction, but it fails to tackle the biggest issues Marvel’s Avengers faces. Those left bitter by the game’s live service hooks, uninspired loot, and reliance on grindy dungeon brawls will find nothing worth celebrating here.

While not to everyone’s tastes, Borderlands 3 has been very well supported. There’s been a ton of added content for Borderlands 3, with regular seasonal event, the first Season Pass – which waded in with a string of new campaigns to battle through, including Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright and HammerlockBounty of Blood: A Fistful of Redemption and Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck – and now Season Pass 2, which took a different approach to adding content. Oh, and then there were the free upgrades to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. There has also been a lot of casting for the Borderlands movie as well with the likes of Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Haley Bennett all signed on.

In our review for The Long Dark, Tuffcub wrote:

I really, really, wanted to love The Long Dark, but a myriad of poor design choices and bugs teamed with lacking instruction made it one of the most frustrating games I have ever played. You can pick some objects up, but not others, you can smash a crate to bits for firewood, but not a table, and none of this makes any sense. If you were freezing to death, you’d burn the frigging table! Survival mode is by far the best way to experience the game offering some gorgeous views and a real sense of achievement when you make things nice and cosy, it’s just a shame that Story mode is so poorly thought out.

Source: PlayStation Blog

 

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2 Comments

  1. Those 3 games are live now, if you search for them. The list of recently added things hasn’t been updated yet, so there may be more than those 3 and they just didn’t mention them again.

    To save anyone with a PS5 some time trying to work out how to download the PS5 version of Borderlands 3 and Avengers… You can’t. It seems the free PS5 upgrade is only for paying customers. PS Now only gets you the PS4 version. Which seems like a stupid decision. Both games have incentives to keep you playing (either as a “live service” thing or with all the DLC), and being on PS Now for a limited time would be a good reason to try them out and maybe buy them to keep playing later. Which would work better if they gave you the best version of the game.

    Although people seem more upset about not getting that sports game MS have, when those games never seem to go down well anyway.

    • Actually, Borderlands 3 does have the PS5 version. I didn’t try, because I’d got it on disc anyway. There’s also talk of the PS5 version not having the expiry date on it. As long as you’re entitled to download it (from owning the PS4 version or getting it on PS Now), you can download the PS5 version which counts as an entirely separate free download.

      Avengers definitely doesn’t entitle you to the PS5 version. Maybe the PS Now version there is a separate thing, and for Borderlands 3 they just slapped a 6 month expiry date on it if you’ve got PS Now?

      Sony’s whole system for different licenses for the PS+/Now/Store versions is still a bit of a mess, even now that you can actually buy something if you’ve already got one of the other versions.

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