Crystal Dynamics

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Marvel’s Avengers PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will make levelling up harder

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:12 GMT Leveling your characters and progression in Marvel’s Avengers is about to get even grindier Crystal Dynamics alters the way the game works on next-gen consoles.Once the native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers are out on March 18, things are going to get a bit more difficult for players looking to grind out levels and make their heroes more powerful.Crystal Dynamics will be increasing the amount of XP you’ll need to reach the highest level in the game – rank 50 – because players are currently leveling…

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Marvel’s Avengers hits PS5, Xbox Series X/S March 18 alongside Hawkeye DLC

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 19:58 GMT Marvel’s Avengers will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X next month alongside the long-awaited Hawkeye DLC.You can expect the new-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers and the next DLC drop to occur on March 18.Players who own the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game can upgrade to the full next-gen version at no additional cost and transfer their save game to keep their progress. Upgrading from PlayStation 4 disc version will require PlayStation 5 console with a disc drive. Upgrading from Xbox One to the disc version requires an…

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Next Tomb Raider game will unify the classic and modern timelines

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 January 2021 20:42 GMT That said, the studio has no major game announcement to make. The next Tomb Raider game will unify the timelines, according to Crystal Dynamics. According to game director Will Kerslake, the team envisions a future of Tomb Raider games unfolding after the “established adventures” – from the Core Design’s first game to the latest released by Crystal Dynamics. We’re celebrating 25 Years of Tomb Raider throughout 2021, with community features, nostalgic content, and surprises along the way! pic.twitter.com/cOmsfVj8jr — Tomb Raider (@tombraider) January 27, 2021“Our origin trilogy told the story of…

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You can now “play” this cancelled Tomb Raider remake

Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition was a remake of the original Tomb Raider under development for the PSP by series creators Core Design. The project was cancelled in 2006 and re-skinned as an Indiana Jones game, which was also cancelled. Now, thanks to the Internet Archive and some Tomb Raider super fans, you can play this cancelled game – sort of, a bit. (more…)

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Marvel’s Avengers adds Kate Bishop, AKA the other Hawkeye

Now that Iron Lad, The Cap’n and all the other big-name members of Marvel’s Avengers have gotten settled in with each other, it’s time to add a new character to the mix-up. Crystal Dynamics’ first post-launch hero is Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), not to be confused with Hawkeye (Clint Barton), whose incredible superpower is the ability to lodge a sharp stick between your eyes using nothing but a bigger stick and a piece of string. (more…)

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Square Enix financials indicate Marvel’s Avengers hasn’t done as well as hoped

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 15:20 GMT Square Enix has reported its financials for the first half of its current fiscal year, and it appears Marvel’s Avengers didn’t sell as well as the company estimated.According to the financials (thanks, GI.biz), only major releases such as Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers provided an uptick in revenue for the first half of the year.While an uptick in revenue is always good, it doesn’t seem as though Marvel’s Avengers brought in as much revenue as the firm would have hoped.In the first half of the fiscal year when Final Fantasy 7…

Crystal Dynamics are working on requested Marvel’s Avengers features, delaying Kate Bishop

Marvel’s Avengers has been out for over a month now, during which time the superhero service game has been bracing through some speedbumps. Since launch, Crystal Dynamics say they’ve been taking on feedback while solving bugs, matchmaking issues, and game stability. They’ve outlined some player-requested features and raid-style missions currently in the works, though the addition of Hawkeye Kate Bishop is getting pushed back. Oh, and they’re handing out some freebies as a thanks for your patience. (more…)

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Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:02 GMT Crystal Dynamics has delayed the next-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers into 2021, and have pushed the Kate Bishop content out of October.In a blog post today, the developer said the reason for the Kate Bishop delay for Marvel’s Avengers is to have a “fixed, predictable patching cycle,” with time for extensive testing before new content is released.The team also made the decision to move the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release into 2021 to ensure it gives the team time to “deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to…

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“We’re confident that we’ll see PC players return,” says Marvel’s Avengers dev amidst reports of dwindling player base

Crystal Dynamics has big plans for Marvel’s Avengers, and the developer says what’s coming will bring back lapsed players.Marvel’s Avengers seems to have vanished off the face of the Earth. Though it only released in September, the game rarely comes up in conversations online, which is the opposite of what you want from a service game in that style.A combination of bugs, lack of meaningful endgame content and big gaps in communication from developer Crystal Dynamics have caused players to give up on the game. As noted by Forbes, Avengers’ Steam numbers are dangerously close to dipping below 1,000 concurrent.Even…

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Marvel’s Avengers patched, players being handed free Polychoron and Uru

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 24 September 2020 20:57 GMT Patch 1.3.1 has been released for Marvel’s Avengers and addresses a handful of large issues.Smaller than last week’s patch, it includes a fix for Marvel Avengers players being unable to accept Faction Missions/Villain Sectors.Because this bug prevented players from being able to earn specific rare rewards, the team at Crystal Dynamics is granting the following to all players:  250 Polychoron and 500 Uru.These rewards can be claimed from today until Thursday, October 1 at 10am PDT. You will need to view one of your Challenge Cards to activate this reward.Other changes include…

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Marvel’s Avengers patch resolves a number of playthroughs stoppers, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 16:46 GMT A new patch is available for Marvel’s Avengers on consoles.Crystal Dynamics has released an update for Marvel’s Avengers which fixes a number of playthrough stoppers, and makes some backup save UI improvements.You can also expect load time optimizations, and campaign mission reward outfits will no longer disappear from Cosmetics Inventory UIFor Xbox One specifically, the patch makes it so Achievements should now unlock and increment properly.There’s more to patch V1.2.5, so we’ve popped the notes below.The patch is already available for PS4 and will be released later today on Xbox One.V1.3.0, the next…

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Marvel’s Avengers patch improves stability, fixes some bugs

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 4 September 2020 14:46 GMT Marvel’s Avengers is out today, and so is a stability patch.A stability patch for Marvel’s Avengers is available on all platforms, but we’ve pulled PC-specific information off the game’s Steam page. Contents of the patch are based on data collected after early access to the game started on September 1. PC-specific fixes in the patch include a work-around for the Nvidia 10-series driver problem. The issue was causing crashes when using ALT-TAB, ALT-ENTER, and other situations.The patch also enabled Steam Cloud so that you can synchronize your save-games between multiple PCs….

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Marvel’s Avengers was the most-downloaded beta in PlayStation history

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 19:11 GMT The Marvel’s Avengers beta was very popular, especially with PlayStation 4 users.Square Enix has announced the Marvel’s Avengers beta was globally the most-downloaded beta in PlayStation history.News of the achievement was announced on Twitter. A heroic achievement — the Marvel’s Avengers Beta was globally the most-downloaded beta in PlayStation history. Congrats to our team @CrystalDynamics!#EmbraceYourPowers on September 4 https://t.co/UVFJmEgcrq pic.twitter.com/lAMniXczWg — Square Enix (@SquareEnix) September 2, 2020Earlier this week it was announced the beta, on all platforms, attracted 6 million players from all over the world. Participants spent around 27 million…

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The first post-launch Marvel’s Avengers character is Kate Bishop, the other Hawkeye

Superman and his Super Friends slip on their spandex for the launch of Marvel’s Avengers on Friday (though pre-orderers already have access), then after that Square Enix plan to update the action-RPG with new characters and content in that ‘live service’ way. Last night’s ‘War Table’ stream confirmed the first character coming after launch will be Kate Bishop, the other arrow-plinging hero known as Hawkeye. She’s a decent character in the comics, having a fun double-act with the original Hawkeye – who I should stress isn’t a wank like he is in the films. Anyway! Come meet Kate. (more…)