Crystal Dynamics "confident" that players will return to Marvel's Avengers

Crystal Dynamics "confident" that players will return to Marvel's Avengers

The boss of Marvel's Avengers maker Crystal Dynamics, Scott Amos, has said that the firm is "confident" that the game's player figures will increase in the near future.

In a statement to Kotaku, the studio head said that it has plans to deliver a wealth of new content in the coming weeks following the title facing matchmaking problems, in part due to the game's player count dipping. Upcoming additions to Marvel's Avengers include new mission types, the addition of both Hawkeye characters and a new hub for players.

"To our players: every day we fight to make the best game possible for our community," Amos wrote.

"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.

"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."

Marvel's Avengers launched at the start of September, with the title failing to outsell then-reigning champion Fall Guys on Steam. This followed a public beta for the superhero romp, which was played by some six million people.

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