Let's be frank: interest in Marvel's Avengers seems to have taken a nosedive since it released last month. The Crystal Dynamics game combines a cinematic story with Destiny-like ongoing progression, but with a lack of meaningful endgame activities, players are beginning to lose faith. However, in a recent statement issued to Kotaku, the developer has assured that there will be plenty of reasons to stick around in the coming weeks.
Studio head Scot Amos says that the team is listening to community feedback and always working "to make Marvel’s Avengers the game we all aspire it to be". In the near future, there will be a new War Zone mission type, a new Outpost, and AIM's Cloning Lab, which sounds like a particularly tough challenge for players. Amos also points out that two new heroes are coming to the game soon with Hawkeye and Kate Bishop, and these will bring new missions that expand on the story.
He's "confident" that players will return to the game "as we add exciting new late-game content and demonstrate that we continue to be focused on improving the game".
Next week sees the arrival of a new blog post that will go into more detail on the aforementioned updates. It seems Crystal Dynamics does have a long-term plan for Marvel's Avengers, but with COVID-19 throwing things off and next-gen just around the corner, it's not surprising that it's taking a little longer for these things to be implemented. Hopefully the game continues to grow at a steady pace and build a strong community.
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