There’s still a little life left in Marvel’s Avengers, but the pulse is faint at this point. Crystal Dynamics is eager to celebrate the release before it’s permanently taken offline on 30th September, however, and it’s handing out a free War Machine skin for anyone that’s stuck around. The caveat here is that you’ll need to have unlocked at least one Trophy before 1st April, 2023 in order to be eligible for the armour – presumably because the developer wants to specifically reward fans who’ve been along for the ride.
Technically, this is an Iron Man skin rather than an entirely new character, and the ‘Variable Threat Response Battle Suit’ will be available alongside update v2.8, which is being billed as the release’s final hurrah. There were plans to add She-Hulk and Captain Marvel to the game as well – dialogue for both was even discovered in the game code – but the title failed to find an audience, and its lifespan has been curtailed as a consequence.
Literally the moment up until the game’s death they’re still doing the same issue that plagued almost the entire game. Almost every superhero they’ve added is derivative of another (Kate Bishop & Hawkeye, Thor and Mighty Thor, Black Widow/Captain America & Winter Soldier, and now Iron Man & War Machine) either in terms of franchise, gameplay, or both.
@Deoxyr1bose While I mostly agree Kate bishop, black panther and Spider-Man were unique right? Hawkeye, War machine, mighty Thor and Winter soldier are the semi copy, that’s 60/40 split approx but hey I’m impressed they still supported it and not just let it die.
so do i have to earn a new trophy before April 1st or do the ones I've already unlocked count?
@Deoxyr1bose Seriously. Their pipeline for heroes was so poor. Why would I want to play this, with its stunted roster, when games like Ultimate Alliance 3 have insanely broad ones??
Of all the characters to pull in that could offer varied mechanics/move sets, where is Daredevil? Dr. Strange? Vision? Scarlet Witch? Quicksilver? Ant-Man or Wasp? Moon Knight? A Guardian or 2 like Rocket, Groot, or Star Lord? Maybe pull from Young Avengers with the likes of Wiccan or Hulkling? What about classic X-Men who have served on the team like Beast or Wolverine? The possibilities were near endless and we got... mostly copycats.
The whole game was just one giant missed opportunity imo. The moment they showed their pipeline with multiple copycat characters, I knew it wasn't gonna be for me.
So just a skin for Iron Man, header gave me the impression they actually added War Machine.
@Deoxyr1bose This isn't War Machine its a free Iron Man skin.
I was about to say — before I read the article — that they were releasing another character that was mostly a reskin of another character already in the game, ie Kate Bishop Hawkeye, Jane Foster Thor, Winter Soldier, She-Hulk.
But then I read it and found out that it is literally a reskin of an existing character, and I had a little chuckle.
What a botched release this game was. It showed some signs of being a good game, if they hadda made it a story-based single-player/co-op game, instead of trying to go after all that live-service battle pass money.
(Slightly misleading headline, by the way.)
I thought all the skins were going free anyway?
"permanently taken offline on 30th September"
What??? I thought it will just end official support but will still be playable online...
@Greifchen yeah I’m wondering the same thing. Lol this game is still on my list of games to play though so I hope this isn’t another babylons fall thing where we can only play until a certain date. This is why online only games suck!
It would suck if I had to rush through this game because it was going to be unplayable at the end of September.
It is official support ending on 30 sept. , but you will be able to still play online. From their official site:
All official support for the game will end on September 30, 2023.
Even after official support ceases on September 30, 2023, both single- and multi-player gameplay will continue to be available
@WizzNL Thank you. I still want to play the campaign one day
Big fan of this armor, but I finally just deleted this to make room for VR games. I never even finished the Black Panther campaign.
Oh they gave up on this? I wondered if this kept going as part of some contractual agreement with Disney or if it really found an audience.
@WizzNL that’s awesome! Thanks!
No surprise anything to do with this game gets a load of negativity. It’s a cracking solo player campaign. Can be picked up for peanuts and the biggest issue was all the content being locked and it’s now unlocked.
Win win. Shame the extra characters were scrapped. This really is a good game.
The fact this is an avengers game and they never actually added any of the actual avengers is what has always bothered me.
Most apart from black panther and spiderman are just carbon copies of there view of the avengers.
Did we get;
Iron Man...... Yes
The Wasp....... No
They were the originals
Now did we get
Captain Marvel....... No
Scarlet Witch...... No
These are characters which frequently were in the avengers (comic)
No Blade, No Ghost Rider, No Doctor strange.
The dlc characters they added have never been apart of the avengers. Apart from black panther and Spiderman.
And the game itself a ps3 style action platformer at based no actual thought gone into a intelligent take on a modern avengers game.
Such a shame they totally botched it
Thanks for the reminder that I still need to get around to playing my physical copy of the game!
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