Marvel’s Avengers Confirmed for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Marvel’s Avengers Confirmed for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

In addition to Marvel's Avengers coming to the PlayStation 5 and Series X, players will receive a free upgrade from the current-gen to next-gen versions.

Leading up to its upcoming stream this Wednesday, Square-Enix has announced that Marvel’s Avengers will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X during their launches this holiday. On top of that, players who buy a current-generation version will receive a free upgrade of the next-generation version. So if you own the PlayStation 4 version, you can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version at no extra cost.

For people that want to upgrade to the next-gen version but own the current-gen version, you can transfer your save data and pick up where you left off in the next-gen version. Additionally, Marvel’s Avengers will have cross-play support for PlayStation and Xbox versions of the game.

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“PS5 greatly lifts the performance and graphics bar for consoles,” says Gary Snethen, Chief Technical Officer at Crystal Dynamics. “The new GPU allows us to increase our texture resolution, push a higher level of detail farther from the player, enhance our ambient occlusion, improve our anisotropic filtering and add a variety of new graphics features such as stochastic screen-space reflections with contact-aware sharpening.”

In addition to what Snethen mentions, the PlayStation 5 version also supports the console’s ultra-high-speed SSD, ray tracing, and the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback. In a press release, Square-Enix says they’ll provide updates on the Xbox, Stadia, and PC versions of the game at a later date.

More recently, Square-Enix showed off new screenshots which feature more details on Ms. Marvel, while also teasing Captain Marvel. Additionally, we received a new screenshot of the Avengers in action. The Marvel’s Avengers War Table event will take place this Wednesday where we’ll get more details about the game and hopefully a look at the next-generation versions.

Marvel’s Avengers launches on September 4 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will launch this holiday alongside the consoles. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can watch the game’s pre-order trailer below.