The Avengers game will make extra money beyond the upfront cost through various microtransactions for cosmetic items. There are no loot boxes or pay-to-win mechanics, and Amos promises, “No gameplay paywalls.”
“We want people to be able to play together and go on this journey, but we also want to say if you want to over-invest in your characters and customise them, you’ve got it,” Amos said. “We also have ways for you to earn a lot of those things. We want to give players as much flexibility as possible because it’s for them. We make this for the fans. At the end of the day, we will listen to them and get feedback from them and we’ll adjust everything to serve that need… We want to reward them for the hours they’re investing in our game.”
The new Avengers game launches in May 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, while it’s also coming to Google Stadia. The game features a number of iconic MCU heroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and the Hulk, but the game doesn’t use the likenesses of MCU actors. Some people were not happy about the new character designs, but Crystal Dynamics won’t change them.