Crystal Dynamics have announced that Marvel’s Avengers will be available on the PS5 when the console launches. In addition, those who buy the PS4 version, whether a physical copy or digital download, will be able to get a free update to the PS5 version.
Marvel’s Avengers launches on PS4 on 4th September, and will launch alongside the PS5, whenever that will be. Crystal Dynamics also confirmed the game will have cross-gen play so PS4 and PS5 players can team up.
Gary Snethen, Chief Technology Officer at Crystal Dynamics, has some high praise for the upcoming console:
PS5 greatly lifts the performance and graphics bar for consoles. The new GPU allows us to increase our texture resolution, push a higher level of detail farther from the player, enhance our ambient occlusion, improve our anisotropic filtering and add a variety of new graphics features such as stochastic screen-space reflections with contact-aware sharpening.
The PS5 version will have two enhanced modes that players can choose between:
- Enhanced graphics mode – which will use every ounce of power put into extra graphics features to achieve the highest image quality possible
- High framerate mode – will provide the “most fluid gameplay experience possible”, offering a high framerate which targets 60 FPS with dynamic 4K resolution.
Snethen also talked about the high-speed SSD in the PS5, and how it will massively improve load times “by an order of magnitude”:
The GPU and CPU improvements on PS5 are exciting, but even more exciting is the introduction of an ultra-high speed SSD with lightning fast load speeds. This is a transformative improvement in consoles that will reduce load times down to one or two seconds and enable real-time streaming of massive worlds at ridiculously fast speeds. Without any optimization work, the loading and streaming of Marvel’s Avengers improved by an order of magnitude on PS5. When optimization is complete, loading content will be nearly instant, allowing players to seamlessly jump into missions anywhere in the game world.
Screenshots of the PS5 version were also released:
Source: PlayStation Blog