Square Enix has announced that Marvel’s Avengers is coming to Xbox Game Pass this week.
Revealed in an Xbox Wire post, Marvel’s Avengers will be added to Xbox Game Pass on September 30. It will be available across PC, console, and cloud.
The Xbox Game Pass version will be the complete package of all Marvel’s Avengers content so far, including Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, and the brand new Black Panther: War for Wakanda expansion.
The game's arrival on Game Pass will come just in time for the Quad XP event, which runs from September 30 to October 4, in celebration of the game’s one-year anniversary.
Earlier this year, Square Enix launched its looter shooter Outriders on Game Pass, and surpassed 3.5 million unique players in its first month. While it’s unclear how many of those players were on Xbox and Game Pass specifically, it may be that Square has realised the value that the subscription service can offer for this kind of game, and thus added Avengers to the roster.
Marvel’s Avengers launched to mixed reviews, and has struggled to maintain a healthy player base, at least on PC. A steep decline in Square’s operating profits around launch also suggested that interest wasn’t high in Avengers when it arrived in September 2020. Perhaps Game Pass could offer the superhero loot brawler a new lease of life?
Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer.