Square Enix's Guardians of the Galaxy game has some interesting shoes to fill. There has been a decline in the popularity of Marvel's Avengers since its launch. Square Enix published both games.
Marvel's Avengers is a games-as-a-service game that is having trouble retaining its fan base. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy could follow that path, but they chose not to. As it turns out, we've gotten confirmation that Guardians of the Galaxy does not have DLC or Microtransactions. This is the first time I've heard of it in years.
Guardians of the Galaxy won't have DLC or Microtransactions
Square Enix is not skittish about making Marvel games despite the fact that Marvel's Avengers is the company's current work-in-progress. Instead of letting Marvel's Avengers hold them back, they will be releasing a Guardians of the Galaxy game later this year. Neither microtransactions nor DLC is planned for Guardians of the Galaxy, Square Enix confirmed.
Eidos Montreal, the game's developer, and Square Enix clearly want people to know that its Guardians of the Galaxy game will not follow in the footsteps of Avengers. The game will feature a single-player storyline in which the player will play as Star-Lord. Since the game's announcement, no character switching, no live service, and no DLC or microtransactions have been revealed.
Guardians' narrative director Mary DeMarle confirmed the extra information to Stevivor after the presentation. To quote Mary Demarle:
"It's very important that on day one when players get this game, they can have access to everything there is about this game and to experience it, they can get all of the costumes or outfits that are available, they can find all the abilities as they progress through the game. It's all there."
That is the most beautiful thing I have heard in so many years. I will pre-order Guardians of the Galaxy so that I can support this mindset. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to release on October 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.