Marvel's Avengers Next-Gen to Release on March 18

After being delayed, Marvel's Avengers next-gen versions have finally received a release date.

Marvel Avengers Next Gen
Maestro is a future, evil version of the Hulk that first appeared in The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect.

The game's publishers, Square Enix, revealed that the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions of Marvel's Avengers will release on March 18. Even better, those who already own the game on their PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles will receive these next-gen updates free of charge.

Along with the release date, Square Enix also revealed that they will also add Clint Barton, otherwise known as Hawkeye, to Marvel Avenger's roster of characters in a new DLC.

The free downloadable content for Marvel's Avengers will go under the title, Marvel's Avengers Operation: Hawkeye - Future Imperfect.

In addition to adding the character into the game, the DLC will also feature an entirely new story quest featuring Hawkeye and his protégé, Kate Bishop, as well as the tyrannical future version of the Hulk, Maestro.

What's New in the Marvel Avenger's Next-Gen Versions?

Marvel Avengers Next Gen
While a solid single-player title, Marvel's Avengers suffered from a lack of variety that made gameplay feel shallow and uninventive.

Marvel Avenger's next-gen versions will see higher framerates (60 fps or higher) and support for up to 4K resolution. However, judging by how these are worded, it's highly likely that the resolution will be variable. This means that, during graphically intensive scenes, the game might drop in resolution so as performance will not suffer.

While the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will support up to 4K resolution, the Xbox Series S version will only top out at 1440p.

Marvel's Avengers originally launched last September. However, the was not met with the critical and commercial reception that Square Enix had expected. Although many praised the game for its story and narrative, most players felt that the gameplay lacked nuance and was, for the lack of a better word, boring and uncreative.

Still, despite the financial loss that they took from the game, both Square Enix and the developers, Crystal Dynamics, are showing no signs of giving up.

Of course, this all makes sense. After all, Square Enix famously supported Final Fantasy XIV until it became the MMO that it has become today. Also, there've been plenty of titles in recent years with disastrous launches that have gone on to recover just fine.

Ray Ampoloquio
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