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Marvel's Avengers Assembles In PS Now

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PlayStation Now doesn't get the fanfare of Xbox Game Pass, but a new selection of games hitting the service may help chip away at the juggernaut's position as the industry leader in game subscription services. This month, PS Now is adding The Long Dark, Borderlands 3, and Marvel's Avengers to the service.

The highlight is arguably Marvel's Avengers, which lands in PS Now just seven months after it launched on all its available platforms. Crystal Dynamics recently showed off the Avengers 2021 roadmap, which includes more missions, costumes, and a major expansion later this summer. Unfortunately for players using PS Now to access the game, it's likely the Wakanda expansion will arrive after the game exits the service on July 5.

Borderlands 3 will stay a bit longer, exiting the platform on September 29. The Gearbox loot shooter still receives regular updates and hosts live events, so players who like the series or genre surely have a lot to look forward to over the next few months.

Added without an exit date listed is The Long Dark, the indie survival game from Hinterland. Offering both a sandbox survival mode and an episodic story mode, The Long Dark is a rather brutal simulation of surviving in the frosty wilderness of Canada. Players will have to contend with the cold, wildlife, hunger, and injuries, each of which may kill them if not given their due attention.

PS Now's full library includes a staggering 800+ games, with PS4 and PS5 games able to be played natively. Older games must be streamed using your local connection. The trio of new games arrive in the service tomorrow, April 6.

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