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17 Oct 2020

Avengers: Marvel's Avengers next-gen versions delayed until next year

Avengers: Marvel's Avengers next-gen versions delayed until next year

Fans will have to wait for a true PS5 and Xbox Series X version of the game.

Marvel’s Avengers won’t be arriving on Xbox Series X and PS5 this year, Crystal Dynamics has confirmed.

Avengers on next-gen

The current-gen version of the game, which has received mixed reviews from fans and critics, will still work on the new consoles – but will only really see boast improved load times and frame rates.

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Fans will need to wait until next year for improved textures and more substantial graphic improvements.

Kate Bishop's Operation delayed

The news was broken in an update earlier this week – which also revealed Kate Bishop’s Operation has been pushed back until later this month - via the following statement.

We know fans are hungry for new content, but delivering a fun experience is our priority. With this in mind, we’ve decided to push Kate Bishop’s Operation launch back a bit, out of October. We’re sorry for this slight delay, but we are dedicated as a team to quality first. Kate’s new Operation will be a must-play for fans wanting to know what’s next in the story!

In Marvel’s Avengers: Kate Bishop — Taking AIM, Tachyon Rifts become a harbinger of a new threat.

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As players investigate the source of them, they will pick up on a story that begins shortly after the conclusion of the Reassemble campaign. Then comes Clint (we’ll have more information on him later) and looking into 2021, our biggest Avengers Initiative addition yet will introduce a new Hero, region, and narrative arc. 

We’ve also made the decision to shift our PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launch to next year to ensure that we give our team the time to deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to be. More details to come.

Elsewhere, the latest NPD sales report revealed that Marvel's Avengers was September's best selling game - but still trails Spider-Man for the best selling superhero game.