‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Official Delayed Until September
- Now coming on September 4th.
- More time needed for the team’s ambition.
- They are confident it’ll be worth it.
Today Scot Amos & Ron Rosenberg, the Co-Heads of Crystal Dynamics, made the difficult choice to announce that they’ve been forced to delay their ambitious online superhero title Marvel’s Avengers. Marvel’s Avengers was originally expected to release on the 4th of May, but it has now been pushed four months back from that date to the 4th of September. In their press statement, they had the following to say:
“As fans ourselves, it’s an honor and a privilege to work with these legendary characters and we know what these Super Heroes mean to us and True Believers around the world. When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.
The worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us. We thrive on your enthusiasm and feedback and we can’t wait to show you more. We apologize for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.”
As unfortunate as this delay is, I can’t help but think of the iconic quote from Shigeru Miyamoto about a delayed game eventually being good, but a rushed game being bad forever. Many have had their concerns over Marvel’s Avengers, and with a stacked spring schedule of releases, this will only benefit Crystal Dynamics in the long run. I also can’t help but wonder if this delay will in someway play into the upcoming releases of next generation consoles. Perhaps cross-generation support that’ll allow PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players to play with Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 owners.
Concerns first arose from Marvel’s Avengers when the developers only showed footage behind closed doors at SDCC, only to have this footage leaked online. The reactions to the footage had players split. Things seemed to calm down, and everyone seemed more cautiously excited, once gameplay was shown off at Gamescom 2019. Since then, more information only pointed to giving players more to do. We learned that Kamala Khan would be playable, and the customization and skill trees were explained.
How do you feel about the delay? Disappointed? Excited? I’m not a fan of these games as a service titles, but I love Marvel and their comics. I’ll be taking a wait and see approach, especially seeing how casual the gameplay seems. To stay up to date on Marvel’s Avengers, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.