Marvel's Midnight Suns Axed for Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 Versions Get May Release Date

  • 03-05-2023 |
  • Ethan Montgomery

Marvel’s Midnight Suns may no longer grace the Nintendo Switch, but fans can anticipate the arrival of Xbox One and PS4 versions soon. The folks at 2K Games have confirmed the cancellation of the Switch release while announcing May 11 as the release date for the delayed last-gen console versions of the acclaimed superhero game developed by Firaxis.

The Xbox One and PS4 versions of Marvel's Midnight Suns will only see a digital release, with no plans for a physical edition. However, gamers can look forward to the fourth and final post-launch DLC, Blood Storm, launching simultaneously on May 11. As part of the game's Season Pass or available for standalone purchase, each DLC pack introduces a new recruitable hero (Deadpool, Venom, Morbius, Storm) and three new story missions.

This comes after a previous delay from the initially planned October release window, with the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC versions of Midnight Suns eventually launching in early December. While the game enjoyed a warm reception from critics, significant discounts across all versions within a month of release hinted at the publisher's disappointment with commercial performance.

This suspicion was confirmed in February, as Bloomberg's Jason Schreier reported that the game had underperformed at retail. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick acknowledged that the release window may not have been optimal, but he remained optimistic about the game's long-term sales potential, much like other Firaxis titles.

In conclusion, while Switch users may be disheartened by the cancellation, the upcoming Xbox One and PS4 releases of Marvel's Midnight Suns should satisfy console gamers elsewhere. With its final DLC, Blood Storm, also set to launch alongside the last-gen versions on May 11, players can delve deeper into the superhero universe and enjoy expanded storylines. Hopefully, these additional offerings will help the game find its footing in the long run, bolstering its commercial success alongside its critical acclaim.