Yesterday, the somewhat controversial news came out regarding Spider-Man coming to Marvel’s Avengers in a free update, exclusive to those who play on Sony’s PlayStation family of consoles. Now, in a new post on the PlayStation Blog, Andy Wong, the Community and Social Media Manager at Crystal Dynamics speaks of even more content that’s coming first on PlayStation.
The crux of the blog post is regarding Community Challenges, events that players will have to work on collectively to achieve that will be further spoken about at a later time, before then getting into the various degrees of loot. It concludes with a final segment under the headline “Even More PlayStation Advantages”:
“When it comes to cosmetics, PlayStation players will have 30-day exclusive access to a Legendary Outfit, Legendary Emote, Epic Takedown, and nameplate for each Super Hero as they are released – this is also for the six launch heroes. In addition, we also have rewards for those with a PlayStation Plus subscription. For each Super Hero added to the game post-launch, Hawkeye included, all PS Plus members will receive a free bundle that contains a Rare Outfit, nameplate, and 100 Credits to celebrate the addition of another Avenger to the roster. At launch, we’ll have a free bundle for Ms. Marvel available for PS Plus members to embiggen our love for Kamala!”
Provided you’re playing the game on PlayStation 4, or the PlayStation 5 when it eventually comes out, Marvel’s Avengers is becoming a more attractive proposition as the days leading up to its full launch approaches. On other platforms, however, it’s a different story. Those who play in the Xbox, Stadia and PC ecosystems are already missing out on Spider-Man and now they have to wait a full month for loot and other perks. How well Marvel’s Avengers will be received is largely going to depend on the beta happening this month and namely how players respond to it, but from a PR standpoint, all parties involved are facing a rocky, up hill battle to get those buying the game anywhere else on PlayStation enthusiastic about jumping in. How much this will hurt a game that hopes to join the list of ongoing live service titles remains to be seen.
Marvel’s Avengers arrives September 4th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC. Next generation versions will follow.