A long time ago now, back in January 2017, it was announced that Square Enix had signed a multi-year deal with Marvel to create video games, the first announced such game would be The Avengers Project from developers Crystal Dynamics. Details have been less than sparse since that announcement.
The only thing we have heard since then is a rumor/preview that said this would be Crystal Dynamics version of Destiny. Let me translate for the non-Destiny players. Basically, this means a persistent online world where people can level up with one another and potentially against one another as well, with a likely release of content expansions. Sounds interesting to this writer and gamer.
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Since then, however, there has been nothing so far other than a promise by Crystal Dynamics that we would see something before the end of the year. Cue last week’s Game Awards Show that had Joe and Anthony Russo present, and thus fans started expecting some sort of announcement or even a small teaser for The Avengers Project. The award show came and went with no mention of the game and as such fans started to get a bit bummed out as the year closes out without the promised update.
Obviously not oblivious to this fan reaction Shaun Escayg, the game’s creative director took to social media to try and assuage the fans fears. Check it out.
Thanks everyone for all of your interest in The Avengers Project. We’re hard at work on this very ambitious game, and are excited to share more when the time is right.#reassemble @CrystalDynamics
— Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) December 15, 2018
So whilst this doesn’t really provide any sort of update, it is good to know the game hasn’t been stealth-canceled in the last year. I have been hoping for a game like this for years, but whether it will match my lofty expectations remains to be seen.
Who knows when we will hear something more official from The Avengers Project, but at least we know they are still hard at work on it for now.
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SOURCE: Shaun Escayg (via Twitter)