Update 2 (March 22, 5:56 pm ET): Crystal Dynamics PR has confirmed that Marvel’s Avengers will remain in the PS Plus Extra line-up. The messages on the PS Store stating it would be removed on March 31 were in error in all regions. Some PS Store pages still showed this message up until yesterday, as can be seen in our screenshot below:
Update 1: Marvel’s Avengers is listed as only being included with PS Plus Extra until March 31 on some PlayStation Store pages, but Sony has seemingly removed this note from the U.S. PS Store.
Original story: Sony’s pulling Marvel’s Avengers PS Plus Extra version on March 31, per the PS Store, making it the tenth game to be de-listed this month. Eight games are set to be pulled next week, and WWE 2K22 left the service earlier in March.
Marvel’s Avengers PS Plus Extra, Premium exit coincides with end of support for the game
On March 31st, Crystal Dynamics will end content support for Marvel’s Avengers, so it makes sense for Sony to let players have a go until then. The game will ultimately be de-listed in September 2023, which means that it’ll no longer be available to purchase online or at retail.
It’s likely that Sony didn’t want to keep Marvel’s Avengers in the PS Plus catalog until September because the game’s marketplace and other online bells and whistles will be shut down by the end of March as well. All that’ll be left up until September are the online servers.
As for what happens after September, players will be able to play the campaign offline and multiplayer as long as servers are live. Crystal Dynamics noted that “even after official support ceases on September 30, 2023, both single- and multi-player gameplay will continue to be available,” so you’ll still be able to jump in the game even if you shouldn’t expect future updates.