Marvel's Avengers, the ambitious new superhero game from Square Enix, will feature microtransactions like many other AAA games do. Crystal Dynamics lead Shaun Escayg confirmed this to IGN at E3 2019. He said, "There will be custom outfits that you can purchase in microtransactions."
The game, however, has no random loot boxes or pay-to-win mechanics, Crystal Dynamics confirmed during the Square Enix E3 2019 briefing.
Lead combat designer Vincent Napoli told IGN that players will be able to purchase customization extras, though "there is nothing that affects the gameplay" that you can buy. As of yet there is no word on what these customization options will be, but you can imagine different skins or emotes or things like that.
In an effort to keep the Avengers game community together, Crystal Dynamics will offer the game's post-release characters and locations for free. It's unclear what will be added, but there's a wide range of characters in the Marvel universe to consider.
The Avengers game launches on May 15, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A beta will be held prior to launch, and PlayStation 4 users can get in first. After a long wait, the game was finally unveiled during publisher Square Enix's press conference at E3, leading to a negative reaction from fans. Despite that, the controversial look of the characters will not change.
GameSpot saw the new Avengers game at E3 this week, and you can check out our impressions in this story: E3 2019: Seeing The Avengers Game In Action Left Us With Big Questions
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