Marvel’s Avengers Campaign It’s Single-Player Only Confirmed
The main story campaign for the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game can only be played in single player. The game will indeed feature four-player co-op, though as you push through the campaign you will unlock extra side missions, and it’s here where the co-operative elements of the game will be introduced. In these missions you’ll be able to choose which Avenger you want to play as before then joining up with friends to tackle the objective. It has also been confirmed that if you aren’t interested in multiplayer, you can indeed play through the entire campaign and these optional side missions offline, should you want to.
As you will know, most people have easy access to Internet connection while they are gaming, but this is still a big selling point for many, more than you may think. So, it’s good to know that at least the game’s core single-player campaign and what’s packed with it on the side will be playable offline. That said, a big pitch for this game is its live-service, co-op offering, which obviously can’t be played offline.
At the moment of publishing, it’s unclear how long the game’s campaign is, but Crystal Dynamics insists it’s the spine of the experience, which suggests it will have some meat to it.
Given Marvel’s Avengers release date is set for May 15, 2020, there’s still plenty of time for Crystal Dynamics to showcase its upcoming title and get in front of some of the biggest questions surrounding the game. Of course, given that the studio only showed off the single-player behind closed doors at E3 2019, we still have little concrete info on how the multiplayer/co-operative elements will actually function. Here’s hoping we get some clarification sooner rather than later.
Note that you could play the whole campaign and all the missions single player, if you wanted to, and you could do that all offline. But to play the missions multiplayer, you need to be online.