Marvel’s Avengers Coming to Next Gen Consoles

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Square Enix confirmed today that Marvel’s Avengers will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X this Holiday season. The highly anticipated action game is first releasing for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia on September 4.

For gamers who plan on picking up a next-gen console but don’t want to wait on Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll be able to upgrade to the next-gen version for free. The only catch is the upgrade must be from PlayStation 4 to 5 or from Xbox One to Xbox One X. The upgraded versions will also feature cross-gen play, so PS5 users can play with PS4 friends, and likewise with the Xbox One X.

On next-gen consoles players will enjoy faster load times thanks to the solid state drive, as well as improved texturing, ray tracing, 3D audio, and increased resolution and overall graphical fidelity. Players will be able to choose between enhanced graphics mode or high framerate mode.

Square Enix is hosting a Marvel’s Avengers War Table stream tomorrow, June 24, at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern at the official Avengers website. The stream will showcase new gameplay content, including co-op.

Marvel’s Avengers will release on September 4 on current hardware, and later this Holiday season on PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X. It is currently pending a rating from the ESRB.

Sony Delays PlayStation 5 Digital Showcase

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With E3 canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony recently announced their own event. The all-digital virtual event was to showcase all the new and upcoming games coming to PlayStation 5. The event was scheduled for later this week, on June 4.

This week Sony released a statement about postponing the event due to mass protests around the US fueled by police brutality and racial justice. A new date has not been announced.

E3 normally takes place in June. With major new consoles releasing this holiday season, both Microsoft and Sony would use their press conferences to announce prices, detail hardware, and show off games.

Without E3, most game companies and console publishers are hosting their own virtual events to fill the gap this year.

Here is the official description of the PlayStation 5 event by Sony President and CEO Jim Ryan:

We will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.

This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together. A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before. This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you.