We’ve assembled all of the accessible information about Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers recreation.
Although it’s been two years since The Avengers Challenge from builders Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal and writer Sq. Enix was introduced, it appears like updates on the sport have been few and much between. Nonetheless, though information has been rare, there’s nonetheless fairly a bit about this mysterious challenge we’ve been capable of assemble.
Right here’s the whole lot we all know concerning the Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal Avengers recreation, from its preliminary announcement to who’s engaged on the challenge.
In January 2017, Sq. Enix and Marvel introduced a “multi-game partnership” that might start with an Avengers recreation made by Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics and Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal. On the time, it was on account of be launched in 2018, although this timeframe has since come and gone.
The announcement was accompanied by a quick teaser that confirmed iconic Marvel photographs, together with Captain America’s defend, a busted containment unit and shattered glasses suggesting a free Hulk, Thor’s hammer Mjölnir in a pile of rubble and a malfunctioning Iron Man glove. An accompanying voiceover recommended the group has been separated, however they’ll quickly reassemble.
No official title was given for the sport, merely “The Avengers Challenge.”
Shortly after the announcement, stories indicated the Deus Ex franchise had been placed on maintain after Mankind Divided failed to satisfy gross sales expectations. Inside sources claimed developer Eidos Montreal moved nearly all of its efforts in direction of serving to Crystal Dynamics develop the then-upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Studies additionally stated Eidos Montreal would lead improvement on a Guardians of the Galaxy recreation along side its work on The Avengers Challenge.
In January 2018, Crystal Dynamics introduced former Uncharted director Shaun Escayg and Lifeless House producer Stephen Barry joined The Avengers Challenge. Escayg joined the staff as inventive director, whereas Barry got here on as director of manufacturing.
In August 2018, Crystal Dynamics revealed it expanded with key new hires at its Redwood Shores headquarters, and the creation of a brand new Bellvue, Washington satellite tv for pc studio known as Crystal Northwest. This new satellite tv for pc studio was already up and operating on the time of the announcement, and its preliminary intention was to develop know-how for The Avengers Challenge, led by business veterans Chad Queen and James Loe.
Gameplay and Story
Again in September 2017, the primary particulars on The Avengers Challenge’s gameplay emerged. Alleged job postings for the sport indicated it could characteristic social and shared on-line play, and would resemble a “third particular person cowl primarily based motion journey recreation.”
Throughout DICE 2017, IGN spoke with Marvel Video games inventive director Invoice Rosemann, who revealed that upcoming Marvel video games, together with The Avengers Challenge, wouldn’t be held to MCU canon, saying “We wish to give [developers] freedom to inform their story and we wish to make it an unique story.”
Launch Date and Future Updates
Whereas no launch date has been set for The Avengers Challenge, we expect it might very nicely be one of many subsequent era video games that’s already in improvement for PlayStation 5.
There’s no certainty on after we’ll obtain the subsequent spherical of information concerning the recreation, although Sq. Enix not too long ago revealed its E3 2019 press convention date and time – Monday, June 10 at 6pm PT/9pm ET. This prime slot used to belong to Sony, and although there’s no assure The Avengers Challenge will seem at this particular broadcast, Sq. Enix did promise to point out an “thrilling line up of titles.”
Colin Stevens is a information author for IGN. Comply with him on Twitter.