We're very slowly starting to build a picture of Marvel's Avengers, the upcoming action game from Square Enix. It seems we'll be getting a single player campaign, with control moving between all the characters at certain points in the story, plus an ongoing array of co-op missions we can play online with friends. Crystal Dynamics did say there will be no loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios, but it seems it deliberately dodged a particular word when describing its new game.

According to IGN, the blockbuster superhero title will include microtransactions. Details on what you'll be able to purchase with them are slim, but it sounds like it will simply be cosmetic items, like different costumes. The lead combat designer did point out that none of them will affect the gameplay, so it sounds like in-game purchases will revolve around outfits and other trivial options.

What do you think of Marvel's Avengers offering microtransactions? Is this bad news, or does the fact they're only for cosmetics mean it's not a big deal? Have your say in the comments below.

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