When you shout “assemble!” but no one comes.
There are lots of things one can assume. For instance, when you take one of the most popular brands with several of the most popular superheroes and put them in a game, the assumption is that it will be a huge success. Well, Square Enix took that gamble with Marvel’s Avengers, and while its initial sales seemed to be okay, it was one of the reasons for big losses at the company. If you have any doubts about the game’s legs, well, the Steam player count will stop them.
As documented by Githpy, they show that Avengers peaked on Steam with just 1,190 concurrent players. That marks a massive 96% drop from when the game launched in September. Granted, we are only talking about the PC version here, and Steam specifically at that- but that still paints a big picture of where the game is ultimately at. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of the game’s player base declining at a rapid pace etheir.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions were delayed into 2021. It’s unclear at this point where the game actually goes from here and if it can be resurrected, but only time will tell.