Crystal Dynamics announced today that development and support for the polarizing game-as-a-service Marvel's Avengers are ending.
We learn that new content is coming, with the Winter Soldier Hero released in update 2.7 being the game's last hurrah, while update 2.8 releasing on March 31, 2023, will bring the last balance tweaks. The flow of cosmetics is also ending.
The cosmetics marketplace is being turned off on March 31 and all remaining credits will be converted into resources as follows. No "special refunds" will be granted as a result of closing the marketplace.
On March 31, we'll also see all of the game's Marketplace, Challenge Card, and Shipment cosmetic content become available to all players at no additional cost as a "show of appreciation" for the community. This includes all Outfits, Takedowns, Emotes, and Nameplates.
On top of this, starting on September 30, 2023, support will officially end and the game will not be purchasable at all, that being said, both single-player and multiplayer will remain playable indefinitely. The developers are making changes to "ensure as long a life as possible" but won't guarantee that issues occurring after support ends will be addressed.
If you want to live through the game's last months of support, you're still able to grab a copy until September 30 digitally, or at retail, if you can find a physical copy. The wording appears to indicate that retail copies will still let you play even if you purchase them after that deadline.
Marvel's Avengers is currently available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. When it launched, it was met with mixed reviews from both critics and the public, and it inevitably underperformed in the market. In case you care to know why its support lasted just three years, you can read our review.