Sq. Enix is dealing with a backlash for promoting Marvel’s Avengers XP boosters.
A latest replace to the sport’s retailer means XP boosters at the moment are on the market through “consumables”. These boosts let gamers pace up character development in trade for real-world cash.
Followers have hit out on the transfer, pointing to pre-launch promises to sell cosmetics only.
Neither Sq. Enix or Crystal Dynamics have commented on the replace (we have requested), however followers feared the worst when Marvel’s Avengers received an XP nerf in March.
Marvel’s Avengers, a recent high-profile addition to Microsoft Xbox Game Pass library, will not be a aggressive on-line sport. However the sale of XP boosters has nonetheless been vociferously criticised by followers. The Marvel’s Avengers subreddit is presently filled with participant complaints. One fan said Sq. Enix and Crystal Dynamics “have destroyed participant belief”.
“At present’s replace is… fallacious,” said redditor u/iwanex, summing up the sentiment.
“For the primary time since this sport launched I now not wish to assist it. I’ve spent some severe money in cosmetics as a result of I like the gameplay and the heroes. And in addition the occasions and expansions have been enjoyable, so I did not have an issue supporting the devs as a result of they’re extremely gifted and the precise product IS good.
“However this sport would not have the luxurious to do that when there’s SO MUCH to be mounted. SO MUCH. They’ve been planning this for a while, utilizing sources that might’ve been higher utilized in different components of the sport, and above all, they have been mendacity to us. I really feel like I have been scammed in a roundabout way.
“As of proper now, I’ve extra then 1000 credit to make use of for Spider-Man and I will play each DLC they launch as a result of I paid for it already however I will not be spending more cash on this sport.
“I do know that is simply my opinion and never everybody goes to agree with me however I wanted to share this with the neighborhood.
“What a disgrace, actually. I really feel dangerous, guys.”
Social media is not a reasonably image for Sq. Enix proper now, both.
Keep in mind when Marvel’s Avengers nerfed XP acquire as a result of gamers had been ‘too overwhelmed and confused’ by how rapidly they had been leveling?
Nicely they only added paid XP boosters to their money store, so now you should purchase a few of that candy, candy overwhelmed confusion for a low worth pic.twitter.com/LtU7AWiIPx
— Talent Up (@SkillUpYT) October 8, 2021
— Marvel Video games Updates (@MarvelGamesinfo) October 7, 2021
Final month, Crystal Dynamics published a new content roadmap for the embattled superhero reside service sport.
The long-awaited PlayStation-exclusive arrival of Spider-Man as a playable character is now listed for “fall/winter”, whereas gamers on all platforms will get to confront Wakanda villain Klaw in Avengers’ first ever raid.
Tie-ins to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will proceed with the discharge of extra MCU-inspired hero outfits. There can even be a Hawkeye nameplate problem to advertise the upcoming Disney+ present.
Marvel’s Avengers first launched final September, and located gamers arduous to return by. Content material has come a bit of slower than followers had been anticipating, but it surely’s clear Crystal Dynamics remains to be supporting the sport for the foreseeable future.
Maybe paid XP boosts is how.