The Guardians of the Galaxy video game comes out soon and fans should know its multiplayer and open-world status before buying.
There’s plenty to anticipate when it comes to GotG. It has an incredible soundtrack full of amazing songs from the 80’s, it boasts characters from comics not seen in the movies, and it perfectly captures the team’s camaraderie and sibling-esque rivalries.
It’s also not a live-service game and doesn’t have any microtransactions unlike the disappointing Marvel’s Avengers.
Is the Guardians of the Galaxy game multiplayer?
There is no multiplayer in the Guardians of the Galaxy video game.
It is a single-player experience where you only control Star-Lord. You will command Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket in combat, and the best comparison is probably Mass Effect with Commander Shepard and his crew.
Some people may be disappointed by the lack of co-op and multiplayer, but Eidos Montreal has explained its absence to IGN:
“We started to discuss different opportunities like multiplayer or co-op,” said Senior Creative Director Jean-François Dugas, “but we were really looking at what Guardians of the Galaxy is, and it’s all about those characters.
And we thought ‘It would be freaking awesome if you could be one of the Guardians, and put you at the centre of that to be surrounded by those characters’. And this is how it came to be.”
Is the Guardians of the Galaxy game open-world?
The Guardians of the Galaxy game is not open-world.
However, although it doesn’t have an open-world to explore, you will visit several different planets. And one of these is a fairly explorable hub in which you can complete side activities and participate in games. Check out Khraze Gaming Extra‘s YouTube video.
In addition to explorable hubs, the levels will be large in scope and you will also get to enjoy some ship combat.
Square Enix’s release date is October 26th.
It is available on PlayStation and Xbox, as well as PC via Steam and the Epic Games store. There’s no online gameplay, and there’s also no microtransactions or DLC.