Marvel’s Avengers is officially coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when the consoles launch this holiday. Those who purchase the game for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, either physically or digitally, will be able to upgrade to the respective next-gen version free of charge.Square Enix also announced Avengers will support cross-generation play between PlayStation and Xbox consoles (PS5 owners can play with PS4, Xbox Series X with Xbox One). Players will also be able to transfer saves between current- and next-gen consoles.
Get your first look at the PS5 version of Marvel’s Avengers in the gallery below (via PlayStation Blog).
Marvel’s Avengers PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5 version will offer both an enhanced graphics mode and a high framerate mode — the latter “targets 60 FPS with dynamic 4K resolution.” Gary Snethen, CTO at developer Crystal Dynamics, noted PS5’s ultra-fast SSD will make for “nearly instant” load times in Avengers. “And as Iron Man flies through content-rich levels, higher resolution textures and mesh will stream in instantly, maintaining the highest possible quality all the way to the horizon,” he added.
Avengers will also take advantage of the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and resistance triggers, as well as PS5’s 3D audio capabilities.
Specific details on the Xbox Series X, Stadia, and PC versions will be revealed “at a later time,” according to Snethen.
The announcement comes as Sony has yet to announce an official plan for next-gen upgrades. (Microsoft has established its own policy with Smart Delivery.) In lieu of an official policy, some publishers are taking it upon themselves to offer those upgrades for free, including CD Projekt Red with Cyberpunk 2077, EA with FIFA and Madden 21, and now Square with Avengers.
Marvel’s Avengers will first be released September 4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. Additional info will be revealed on June 24 during an Avengers-focused livestream.
For more on Crystal’s superhero game, check out everything we know about Marvel’s Avengers so far.
Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN.