[Updated] Marvel’s Avengers PS5 Next-Gen Version Detailed; Native 4K, Faster Loading, High-Res Textures, Haptics, Screen-Space Reflections and More


[Update] From the looks of it, Xbox Series X|S players will only be able to play the next-gen version of Marvel's Avengers in a single graphics mode. As e-mailed to players, separate performance and 4K modes won't be available on Microsoft's consoles. In addition, it seems that there won't be support for spatial audio on the Xbox Series X|S.

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[Original story] Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal have detailed the upcoming next-gen PS5 version of Marvel’s Avengers.

We already knew that the title would offer improved framerates, visuals, and loading times on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, but we now have additional details on the upcoming PS5 next-gen version of the game. Whereas only the PS5 improvements were shared, most of these features will also be available on Xbox Series X.

On the next-gen consoles, Marvel’s Avengers will offer 2 display modes, including a performance mode that runs the game at 60FPS in checkerboard 4K. In “4K” mode, the game will render in native 4K. A specific framerate hasn’t been provided for this mode just yet.

On PS5, the game will benefit from even faster loading times due to the use of the next-gen SSD. This will likely also apply to the Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.

In addition to higher resolution textures across the next-gen consoles, the PS5/XSX versions will offer “improved heroics and armor destruction”, stochastic Screen-Space Reflections, Contact-Aware Sharpening, Higher-Resolution Translucency, Improved Ambient Occlusion, and Improved Anisotropic Texturing.

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As previously revealed, the PS5 version of the game will also support Haptic Feedback through the DualSense controller. Spatial audio is also supported on Sony’s next-gen console, and it seems likely that this will also be the case on Microsoft’s consoles.

The next-gen version of Marvel’s Avengers arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 18th. Those who already purchased the game on last-gen consoles will be able to receive the next-gen upgrade free of charge.

The game was released for the last-gen consoles, PC, and Stadia back in August of last year. Check out the next-gen story trailer that was released last week down below:

Featuring upgraded visuals and framerate, haptic feedback for each hero, significantly faster load times, improved destruction and Heroic detail, Marvel's Avengers on Next-Gen consoles is a redefined adventure. Available March 18, 2021!