If you were worried that Marvel’s Avengers by Square Enix was going to be a purely multiplayer experience, here’s some good news for you: we’ve learned that the main campaign of Marvel’s Avengers is going to be single-player, with the co-op multiplayer fare only serving as side missions.
When Square Enix revealed the game with its first proper trailer at E3 2019, the focus on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes working as a team made some onlookers speculate that the whole game was going to be co-op. But, since playing with other people isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, this led to some concern among single-player gamers.
Thankfully, it has now been made clear that the main story campaign mode will be an entirely single-player experience. Screen Rant discovered this during a behind-closed-doors press event that took place after the trailer reveal at E3.
The outlet notes that this main campaign “isn’t designed to work with multiple players” because it is “heavily scripted, loaded with quick-time events, and very cinematic.” The main story will be played solo, with the player taking control of one of the Avengers at a time. We were in the room for this gameplay session and found that all of the characters played very differently from each other.
For gamers that do like playing online with strangers, Marvel’s Avengers will have side missions that can be tackled through optional online co-op between 2 to 4 players. It’s worth noting that local multiplayer will not be supported, so don’t expect to be able to tackle these side missions using split-screen. But if you want to avoid the online realm, you can tackle these side missions on your own.
Marvel’s Avengers will launch on May 15, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC.
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