The player base is dwindling (especially on PC), but Crystal Dynamics already has plans to strike back.
Marvel’s Avengers launched over a month ago, but we barely heard of it since. It doesn’t sound good – if a game is good, it gets mentioned, and it also happens if it’s a buggy mess (although the game did have a lot of bugs, the main issue is the end-game portion being boring). Forbes says the PC player base on Steam is rapidly declining towards 1000 players, and even the spike wasn’t that high (31K). It results in the matchmaking being ridiculously slow, or not working at all – the fact that two or more players can’t pick the same hero doesn’t help matters either.
This is why Scot Amos sent a statement about it to Kotaku: „To our players: every day we fight to make the best game possible for our community. We have a great community management team at Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix who funnel all of your concerns, suggestions, and feedback to the development team daily. We are listening. We are making fixes, improvements, and additions as fast as we safely can to make Marvel’s Avengers the game we all aspire it to be.
As such, we have several new content pieces coming in the weeks ahead including a new War Zone mission type called Tachyon Rifts, a new Outpost that’s a jumping-off point for new story missions in the future, and AIM’s Cloning Lab, which requires a coordinated high-level group of four players to beat with new top-end loot rewards for finishing it. And in each of these updates, we do tuning and bug fixing to enhance the overall experience.
Also, we’ve announced two new Heroes coming shortly: Kate Bishop in Operation: Taking AIM, and after that the double-feature Operation starring Clint Barton… this is the “two Hawkeyes” we mentioned in the last War Table. These new Operations pick up right from where the main Reassemble campaign ended in the core game and will propel the overall world story forward with new mysteries and villains, as well as new multi-player content.
Lastly, we will continue to add new content to the game in the coming months as we address issues and overall game balance, including loot distribution and quality of life features everyone is clamouring for to improve our day-to-day experience from accessibility to co-op communication tools to balancing the economy! We are confident that we’ll see PC players (as well as those on Xbox One and PlayStation 4) return to the game as we add exciting new late-game content and demonstrate that we continue to be focused on improving the game.
We’ll have more information and details about the very near content drops in a blog scheduled for next week and we have new community communication initiatives coming soon to even more directly share fun and useful information with you. Thank you for coming with us on this journey to truly realize the best of what Marvel’s Avengers can become,” Amos said.
Perhaps it’s too late.
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