This game severely overestimates how much its players enjoy fighting swarms of robots (Pic: Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
It probably wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Marvel has enjoyed more of a success from the cameos in Fortnite than it has from Square Enix’s Avengers game. Square Enix has even admitted that the game failed to turn a profit.
But despite some players’ insistence that it’s a dead game, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are still trucking along, with another one of the game’s War Table presentations due to air in February.
While the primary focus looks to be about the second DLC character, the Clint Barton version of Hawkeye and his exclusive story missions, it will also serve as a first look at the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game.
The current gen versions were supposed to release last year but were delayed, which has been an unfortunate recurring issue with Avengers.
Barton’s story, Future Imperfect, had been teased previously and the preview image further reinforces its time travel scenario. It appears Barton has been flung into a post apocalyptic future, where he encounters the Maestro, who is essentially an evil future version of the Hulk.
While Hawkeye has a pretty boring MCU-like outfit, he can also be seen wielding a sword. In response to one fan’s comment, the official Twitter account confirms that this will take inspiration from his time as Ronin (his edgy samurai alter ego that appeared in Avengers: Endgame), which will also help differentiate him from the other Hawkeye, Kate Bishop.
Avengers’ player-base quickly dwindled after launch, but Crystal Dynamics expressed confidence that DLC would help bring them back.
It still seems odd, though, that the team would pick two versions of the same character as the first additions. The likes of Black Panther and Spider-Man have been confirmed too, but neither has been given any sort of release window.
Plus, the release of Spider-Man will only resurrect complaints and criticisms concerning the character’s exclusivity to the PlayStation versions.
Avengers is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are expected to release this year.
For more stories like this, check our Gaming page.