The team working on the Avengers game is expanding a lot quicker than expected. We have seen a lot of famous developers joining the wings of Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider and the current team behind the upcoming the untitled Avengers project.
The publisher, Square Enix, has mentioned that it’s putting all their resources on this Avengers game. It’s evident as they are getting known developers who worked on successful IPs like Uncharted and Dead Space. Shaun Escayg, the former Creative Director of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy at Naughty Dog, announced his departure earlier this month and is taking the helm as Creative Director for the Avengers project. Now we have Stephen Bary, a veteran from the recently closed Visceral Games, who will serve as the Director of Production.
“I’m thrilled to join Crystal as Creative Director and be aligned with a team as passionate about telling great character based stories as I am.” Escayg said in the recent press release by Square Enix.
“We’re committed to delivering an incredible, completely original Avengers experience to our gamers, and that means we are always looking to add amazing developers to our existing best in class studio talent,” said Scot Amos, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “As development progresses, our studio continues to grow. The tremendous progress we’ve made on The Avengers project further drives us toward our goal of crafting something all Marvel fans will be proud of, and will play for years to come. We can’t wait to show you what we mean in the future.”
With a team like Crystal Dynamics plus the brilliant mind of Shaun Escayg and Stephen Barry, we can highly expect that the Avengers game will definitely be a big hit like its film counterpart.