Marvel’s Avengers, a contentious game developed by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, has received a new 2.7.2 update. The patch addresses some issues that have long plagued the game and it will be one of Marvel’s Avengers’ final updates.
Marvel’s Avengers, developed by Crystal Dynamics, was released by Square Enix in late 2020. The game, one of the company’s many live service games, was one of the publisher’s more contentious projects. The end of support for Marvel’s Avengers was officially announced earlier this month. Crystal Dynamics, on the other hand, plans to add a few new patches to the game before abandoning it entirely.
Crystal Dynamics released patch 2.7.2 earlier today, the latest in a series of patches for Marvel’s Avengers that the developer has released over the years.
This new patch addresses some minor issues that have arisen in the game since the release of post-launch content. This includes, but is not limited to, changes to campaign and Initiative missions, as well as ensuring Bucky Barnes does not appear as an NPC in the Helicarrier when players control The Winter Solider. Additional interface issues, as well as some combat issues, have been addressed. Various art and visual issues, such as distortion on Hawkeye’s Modern outfit, the Hulk’s 1,000,000 BC skin, and others, were also tweaked.
Marvel’s Avengers was a contentious game from the start. The art direction perplexed players, and the live service aspect raised concerns among others. These concerns were eventually validated, as Marvel’s Avengers received a lukewarm reception and, along with the Guardians of the Galaxy game, may have cost Square Enix up to $200 million. Despite this, Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics supported the game for more than two years.
Since the game’s initial release, the developer has added a slew of DLC in the form of new story missions, characters, and skins. One of the most recent was the 1,000,000 BC Hulk Skin for the iconic character. Unfortunately, it appears that the cost of maintaining the game was not offset by any money earned. With the sale of Crystal Dynamics to Embracer Group AB, it appeared that the publisher had finally decided that it was no longer worthwhile to pursue. At the very least, the developer will continue to patch the game before abandoning it entirely.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.