MARVEL'S AVENGERS: Hawkeye-Focused DLC and Next-Version of the Game Have Been Delayed

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Source: Crystal Dynamics

Category: Marvel's Avengers

MARVEL'S AVENGERS: Hawkeye-Focused DLC and Next-Version of the Game Have Been Delayed

Although the big DLC for Marvel's Avengers focused on Hawkeye was supposed to make its debut later this year, it's no longer the case — and it's not the only bad news Sqaure Enix has in store for fans of the game.

That's right, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop's two-part adventure will now be available sometime next year.

Furthermore, the already announced next-gen version of Marvel's Avengers has been pushed back as well, and won't be arriving on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X anytime soon. Fortunately, all players who are already planning to purchase a next-gen console will be able to continue their story on the console of the choice — at no additional price — thanks to the cutting-edge machines' backward compatibility feature.

Marvel's Avengers may have been disappointing compared to Crystal Dynamics' recent Tomb Raider games, but it doesn't change the fact that their latest project is performing relatively well, and was the best-selling video game of last month in the US, easily topping Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 and NBA 2k21 (via NPD).

To address the situation, Crystal Dynamics' Head of Studio Scot Amos has issued the following statement:

"Reflecting on this past year and the isolating global climate that has come with it – Super Hero stories feel more important than ever. On an individual level, Super Heroes inspire us to dig deep and get back up after being knocked down. From a societal perspective, they illustrate how our differences enrich communities big and small.

In our nearly 30-year history, Crystal Dynamics has never shipped a game under conditions like these; from working at home to avoid a pandemic, to some of us evacuating said homes to stay safe from wildfires. While the challenges 2020 has surfaced are many, it’s also instilled a strength in us; to reassemble a team divided by geography and life circumstances, and come back stronger, united by a mission to do right by you.

This is, in part, why we have taken our responsibility developing Marvel’s Avengers so seriously. It’s our opportunity to pass on that core heroes’ spirit of heart and hope, connect you with friends near and far, and inspire you to plant your feet against a sea of adversity and say, 'No, you move'.

Marvel’s Avengers is far more than a game to us, and you are far more than its players. You are our Super Heroes. We may be apart, but we are all in this together."