In an unsurprising move, it has been announced that Marvel’s Avengers owners get a free upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X. I say unsurprising, because the vast majority of games that are releasing this year are offering gamers the same benefits. I guess studios are going to be worried that gamers just won’t buy any new games until they get the new consoles in hand?
Check out the social media post from Marvel’s Avengers confirming the news below.
We're proud to announce that Marvel's Avengers will be available on PS5 when the console launches Holiday 2020. Owners of the PS4 version will get the PS5 version for free! #Reassemble
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) June 22, 2020
You’ll notice that this official post only mentions the PS5, that’s likely just a marketing partnership. In the comments Marvel’s Avengers confirmed the same deal with Xbox One to Xbox Series X. As you can also see, there are some screenshots showing the improved quality of the game running on a PS5.
Marvel’s Avengers is due out September 2020. The next console generation is expected by around November of this year also. Without this kind of guaranteed upgrade, many gamers would be reluctant to purchase Marvel’s Avengers, if the game had to be bought again for the next generation, then you might as well wait around a month after all. Lessons learned from the last generational change I am guessing.
I do see my friends and I picking this game up. Marvel’s Avengers the kind of game we enjoy playing together. But do we pick this up for Xbox One and then get the free upgrade, or simply wait for the enhanced version? Really that is all going to depend on what else we are playing at the time. Marvel’s Avengers could be a game I wait a while for, maybe even till the new console’s release. However, if there is not much happening the month before next-gen, Marvel’s Avengers would give us something to tide us over till then.
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SOURCE: Marvel’s Avengers (via Twitter)