Marvel's Avengers is 50% Off Barely Two Months After Launch

Published: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 14:40 | By: Robert N. Adams
Troubling Times for Earth's Mightiest Heroes

The Marvel's Avengers price has been discounted by 50% for Black Friday, a rare move for a full-price game that launched just over two months ago.

Marvel's Avengers promised to bring players a thrilling adventure featuring iconic characters from the Marvel comics universe. Unfortunately, the launch of the game has been rife with troubles. A spate of technical problems and a delay of the next-gen versions were contributing factors to a $63 million loss at Square Enix. The player count on Steam has fallen like a stone, and it continues to get worse — Steam Charts shows just 798.4 average players over the last 30 days, an 89.3% drop from its launch.

 
 

Now, gaming industry tweeter @Wario64 has highlighted that the game has been discounted by 50% on Steam, from $59.99 to $29.99. The same discount has also been applied to the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, and on the Xbox One digital version on Amazon, although the physical versions don't appear to have the same discount just yet.

Marvel's Avengers price slice

Can the Lower Marvel's Avengers Price Save the Game?

The lower Marvel's Avengers price isn't a permanent discount, mind — this discount is only sticking around for a limited time. The Steam discount, for example, ends on November 25, 2020, while the Xbox One discount ends on December 3, 2020.

A full-price game getting such a severe discount in its first quarter is a sign that it probably isn't doing too well; hopefully, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix can pull this one out of the fire in a similar fashion to Final Fantasy XIV's original, disastrous launch.

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Do you think the lower Marvel's Avengers price can save the game? What can the developers do to fix the problems players have experienced thus far? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!