Square Enix backtracks on cosmetics-only pledge for Avengers microtransactions

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Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have added game-enhancing microtransactions to Marvel’s Avengers title, following previous comments that the game would only include paid boosts for cosmetic items.

The game was added to Xbox Game Pass last week, and now offers the option to purchase ‘consumables’ with real money, which include XP boosts and other ways for players to speed up their progress, as per VGC.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz in 2019, Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos said that Avengers would have a range of character customisation options, some of which will be monetised, but also

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