But not shutting down.
After two and a half years of struggling along, Marvel’s Avengers is ending content development. The folks at Crystal Dynamics announced today that while the servers won’t be shutting down, they will be ending support for the game following the next update in March.
Update 2.7, which added the Winter Soldier Hero and Cloning Lab Omega-Level Threat, is the last new content to be added to the game. No new cosmetics are coming to the Marketplace, and all final balance updates will occur in Update 2.8 in March.
The good news is that Crystal Dynamics is making the marketplace available for everyone, with all cosmetics free of charge from March 31.
As a show of our appreciation for our community, starting March 31, 2023 we will make all the game’s Marketplace, Challenge Card, and Shipment cosmetic content available to all players for free. Every single Outfit, Takedown, Emote, and Nameplate from the Marketplace, Challenge Cards, and Shipments will be free for all players from this date onwards if you own a copy of the game.
Not a surprising announcement, but at the very least it’s good to know that the game won’t be closing its servers down, and Crystal Dynamics won’t be pursuing the extreme monetization that Marvel’s Avengers has with its cosmetic shop once the game is no longer receiving content updates.