Comedic adventure takes a twist on the “pay to win” mechanic
Not surprisingly, as inevitable as Thanos, paid XP boosts have been added to Square Enix’s RPG Marvel Avengers. Fans of the game have taken to social media to express their disappointment at the new update.
Players can now purchase “consumables” at Marvel Avengers in the in-game store, allowing characters to accelerate their individual level growth in exchange for real-world money. While the addition of these increases is not surprising, (given that Marvel Avengers it’s been a cash register since before its release), gamers are particularly upset, as it was previously said that the paid raises no feature in the game.
the Marvel Avengers Reddit features comments from players criticizing the move.
The paid XP boosts join a long list of disastrous marketing ideas surrounding what should easily have been one of the most promising IPs of 2020. Even before launch, the ire of Marvel and game fans was raised. with a lot of partial agreements around the title. , including platform exclusive characters, a host of microtransactions, and gimmicky marketing crossovers that linked in-game content to ISPs and even gum brands.
For the most part, the audience voted with their wallet, and Square Enix noted that they launched sales for Marvel Avengers they were much lower than expected. The game’s creative director, Shawn Escayg, left Crystal Dynamics in April to return to his old Naughty Dog footprint, and the comic book epic adventure has continued to limp throughout 2021, with one of its biggest draws, the exclusive from PlayStation. Spiderman, yet unpublished one year after its controversial revelation.
Marvel’s Avengers Criticized By Players Over “Pay to Win” Update [ComicBook.com]