A massive Marvel’s Avengers ‘War Table’ episode has been unleashed, bulging with new info on the game – plus we have next-gen details, too.
The ~25-minute affair offers us a first look at new trailers, including Thor gameplay that shows off his incredible powers.
It isn’t all about the good guys though, with more details on the game’s big bad, MODOK (which stands for ‘Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing – you learn something every day!)
There’s also info on the game’s team-based missions in War Zones, which will be able to be played either solo with AI hero companions, or in co-op groups of up to four players.
Those who are into customisation are going to love what’s in store in Marvel’s Avengers, with each superhero having different assignable skills (on top of the core ones that they’re famous for) as well as dynamic combo systems. Their look will also be changeable, with a promise of classic, fan-favourite and all-new original outfits inspired by over 80 years of Marvel history.
Here’s the full Marvel’s Avengers War Table. Read on below for next-gen news.
The upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game will not only hit now-gen consoles, but is also slated for release on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Best of all, if you can’t wait to get playing before the new consoles are out, you can pick up the PS4 version and get a free upgrade to the PS5 version if you later buy a PlayStation 5, or get into the Xbox One version then get a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version if you purchase Microsoft’s new beast.
As you’d expect, any progress made will be transferable to your shiny new wonder machine.
Other great news is that there will be cross-generation support between PS5 and PS4, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X, so even if your mate has the older console you’ll still be able to play Marvel’s Avengers together.
We’ve a lot to look forward to, according to developer Crystal Dynamics’ chief technology officer, Gary Snethen.
“PS5 greatly lifts the performance and graphics bar for consoles. 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.”
“Stochastic”, eh? Even if some of the words need looking up, we know that ultimately it all means extra graphical aceness!
As well as that extra graphical oomph and the wonders of ray-tracing, the big advantage of the game when it arrives for the next-gen consoles will be load times, which are set to be almost imperceptible. The PlayStation 5 experience will also harness the DualSense controller’s advanced feedback and spatial audio, as well as providing players with a choice between enhanced graphics (image quality) or high framerate (4K at 60fps) modes.
Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 4, 2020 – pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.
PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will follow at a later date.