It sounds like The Avengers game is going to be a “Games as a Service” game

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We don’t know an awful lot about Square Enix and Eidos Montreal/Crystal Dynamics’ new Avengers game. We know that it’s being made with Marvel, who’s usually quite pedantic about quality, so it’s likely it’ll be a great experience. Since its announcement though, there have been rumours that Th Avengers will be a live-service game, something akin to Destiny or The Division. Given that Anthem was basically a game about being a team of Iron Man wannabees, it might be an even better comparison.

Liam Robertson, who’s frequently disturbingly good at getting details on particularly lost and cancelled games, has also said that the upcoming game is one of those that can be considered a “Games as a Service” title.

Now, E3 organisers the ESA have unwittingly leaked a few details about the game (via a show panel description), and they sure do seem to suggest that Avengers will be a live-service game. Those details have since been removed, but the internet never forgets. Said the now yanked-description:

“This is the defining Avengers gaming experience: an epic action-adventure that combines cinematic storytelling with continuous single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble in teams up to four players, master extraordinary abilities, customise your heroes to fit your playstyle, and combine powers to defend an ever-expanding world under constant threat.”

That…that sounds a lot like Anthem to me. I have no problem with live-service games, if they’re done well. The Division 2 (barring its raid) and Destiny 2 have shown that they can be successful games that are fun to play. Let’s hope the Avengers reminds us more of those than it does Anthem.

The game will officially be revealed at E3.

Last Updated: May 31, 2019

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