Crossplay in Marvel's Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers was released only days ago, and owners of various consoles and PCs are wondering whether it has crossplay. This feature would allow them to play with each other regardless of platform, which would greatly increase the player base. However, it’s really hard to find any official word on whether this feature is present or not. That’s why we’ve written this guide, to tell you if there’s crossplay in Marvel’s Avengers.

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Crossplay in Marvel’s Avengers

Avengers game crossplay

There is no crossplay in Marvel’s Avengers, sadly. This means Playstation players can only play with other Playstation players, Xbox users with other Xbox users and PC players with others on the same platform. If you have friends on a different platform than the one you own, you won’t be able to play together.

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It’s a pity, but that’s the way it is. Avengers game crossplay might be coming in an update at some point, but don’t hold your breath. On a more positive note, once the new consoles hit the market, there will be cross-gen play. This means Playstation 4 users will be able to play with Playstation 5 users – the same goes for Xbox. It might not be much of a consolation, but at least it’s something.

Before you get angry at developers, keep in mind that platform holders are often the ones holding back these kinds of initiatives. Instead of letting you, an Xbox owner, play with three of your Playstation-owning friends using Marvel’s Avengers cross play, they’d rather think not being able to will nudge you into buying a PS4 yourself.

And it’s often the console manufacturer with the dominant position that’s blocking these – in the previous generation, it was Microsoft. This time around, it’s Sony. Of course, that doesn’t mean it isn’t the developers decision – some games are just too difficult to balance for both PC and consoles, due to the different input methods, so they get different version which don’t allow cross-play.

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