Marvel’s Avengers Dumps Damaging XP Booster Microtransactions


Crystal Dynamics, as of today, has confirmed that it has removed the controversial XP and resource boosters from Marvel’s Avengers in-game store, as it is taking the “first step in rebuilding” [players’] Trust.” A few weeks ago, the title sparked a massive outcry from its community, having introduced microtransactions that increased the rate of progress.

After that, fans looked at a number of interviews from last year, where the developer categorically stated that he would only profit from cosmetics, such as fashion and costumes. Moreover, earlier in the year, the California team made the controversial decision to reduce XP’s progress, eventually paving the way for these microtransactions.

“We apologize for not responding quickly to your concerns about the addition of paid consumables in [in-game] market,” statement Posted on social media She said. “We presented them as an option for a developing player base, and we didn’t consider them motivated to win because they don’t provide strength directly.”


She continued, “After looking at your feedback, we’ve decided that by the end of the day, we’ll be removing Hero Catalysts and Fragment Extractors for purchase. They will continue to be earnable rewards and those already owned are still usable. We hope this is the first step in rebuilding your trust in us as a team.” .

To be honest, we’re struggling not to feel a bit cynical here. For example, microtransactions lasted long enough for Crystal Dynamics to monitor how many people were buying them, and perhaps the developer eventually decided that the revenue they were generating wasn’t worth all the bad publicity.


The team has to be sick to the back teeth of this project – it seems to be reeling from one disaster to the next. Next in the release roadmap is the Sony-exclusive Spider-Man expansion, which is virtually guaranteed to wreak havoc among the title’s remaining community. We bet Square Enix wished she could go back in time and save the contract she signed with Marvel.



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