Crystal Dynamics, the developer behind Marvel’s Avengers, has announced that it will end official support for the superhero later this year, but before support ends, the developer is treating players to a pile of in-game freebies.
in a blog post (Opens in a new tab)The development team has made it clear that it will roll out the last balance patches to Marvel’s Avengers in update 2.8, which will be released on March 31, with development officially ending on September 30. Heroes, we will no longer be adding new content or features to Marvel’s Avengers,” Crystal Dynamics said. However, even after official support ends, “single-player and multiplayer gameplay will continue to be available.”
The end of development will also mark the end of the Marvel Avengers Marketplace. After the release of update 2.8, you will no longer be able to purchase credits, and Crystal Dynamics will convert all remaining currency into in-game resources. However, you will be able to get some seriously sick freebies.
As a sign of appreciation from the Marvel’s Avengers community, Crystal Dynamics will give away all remaining cosmetic content available for free to fans still playing the game. This means that every nameplate, expression, outfit, and removal will be yours at no additional cost as of March 31st.
“Gifting away the entire library of cosmetic content on the Marketplace is a way to thank our community by allowing everyone to experience the breadth and depth of content in Marvel’s Avengers,” the development team said in the blog post.
There’s also good news for those who still want to earn cosmetic prizes, as the cosmetic vendor will still be in business after development ends. Therefore, you will still be able to earn skins by completing challenges.
Unfortunately, not all news is good for fans of the heroic online game. For those hoping to get some cash back on their soon-to-be-unusable balances, you’ll be disappointed to find out that this isn’t an option. The refund policy does not change, and Crystal Dynamics will not make any special allowances.
The issue of refunds also raises the question of how to close the game and make sure everyone is happy. Making all cosmetics free is a great way to reward loyal customers, but I’ve seen some players share their displeasure (Opens in a new tab) In spending real money on cosmetics just to give them away for free.
Unfortunately, there is no way to end support for the game and leave everyone happy. There will always be those who will devote more time to the game than others, so giving all things equal, in the end, may seem unfair at first. However, the developers of Marvel’s Avengers could have walked away without giving their fans anything. So I think the free cosmetics are a great way to celebrate this heroic game and all she has accomplished.