Marvel’s Avengers: Crystal Dynamics Confirms Free Next-Gen Upgrade, Cross-Gen Multiplayer

Marvel’s Avengers is going to hold a War Table event on June 24, 2020, at 10 am Pacific Time. However, in the lead up to it, we’ve received some exciting news about it. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Gary Snethen, Chief Technology Officer at Crystal Dynamics, let us know about a bunch of details about the game.

Marvel’s Avengers Will Be A Free Upgrade For Next-Gen Consoles

The most exciting one of these is that those who purchase the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions of Marvel’s Avengers will get a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version. A number of other games, such as Cyberpunk 2077, are already offering such upgrades. So, to see Marvel’s Avengers game also follow in those footsteps is great news for the players.


Marvel’s Avengers Game Will Support Cross-Gen Multiplayer

Additionally, Crystal Dynamics have also confirmed cross-gen multiplayer for the game.

This means that players who eventually upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of Marvel’s Avengers can still play with those who are on PlayStation 4. Cross-gen multiplayer will work similarly for Xbox One and Xbox Series X players as well.


Marvel’s Avengers Will Let Players Choose Between High Fidelity And High Framerate

What will players get with this next-gen upgrade for Marvel’s Avengers, though? “As gamers, we sometimes want every ounce of power put into extra graphics features to achieve the highest image quality possible,” writes Snethen.

“For this, Marvel’s Avengers will offer an enhanced graphics mode on PS5. At other times, we want the most fluid gameplay experience possible. For that, Marvel’s Avengers will offer a high framerate mode on PS5, which targets 60 FPS with dynamic 4K resolution,” he added.

Since this post is on the PlayStation Blog, he specifically talks about these features coming to the PlayStation 5. However, it is safe to assume that Marvel’s Avengers will have similar enhancements on Xbox Series X as well.

Personally, I hope this trend of offering a high graphics mode or a high framerate mode becomes the norm. We already know that Bluepoint’s Demon’s Souls remake for the PS5 is doing something similar. It’s great to see Marvel’s Avengers game do the same.

Marvel’s Avengers comes out on September 4, 2020, for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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