New Avengers Console And PC Game Brings On Devs From Call Of Duty, God Of War

Crystal Dynamics says it has "cherry picked the best of the best" for the new Avengers game.

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The new Avengers game from Square Enix that was revealed at E3 this year has some big names behind it. It was already confirmed that Naughty Dog veteran Shaun Escayg is the game's creative director and longtime EA/Visceral developer Stephen Barry is game director, and now we've learned a few of the other names working on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC title.

Crystal Dynamics studio head Scott Amos told that the developer also hired Dave Fifield to work on multiplayer and Vince Napoli for combat design. Fifield worked on a number of Call of Duty games at Activision, while he also contributed to the Halo series at Microsoft. Napoli, meanwhile, recently worked on Sony where he was lead systems designer for God of War; specifically, he oversaw the development of Kratos' axe, chain blade, and shield/bare hand combat design.

"We cherry-picked the best of the best and said: 'Let's put this together in a new way for something bigger than we've ever done,'" Amos said.

Square Enix appears to be putting a lot of muscle behind the new Avengers game. It's assembled five studios to jointly develop the title including Crystal Dynamics in Redwood Shores, California, as well as sister studio Crystal Northwest in Bellevue, Washington. Nixxes Software in the Netherlands is also contributing to The Avengers, while Eidos Montreal is also working on it. In addition, Square Enix Japan has a "tech group" contributing to the new title.

"We've literally had to put these five studios together and say: 'We're going this far. Tomb Raider, awesome. Rise of the Tomb Raider, even better. Shadow of the Tomb Raider... and it's like no, we're going beyond the boundaries,'" Amos said.

The new Avengers game launches in May 2020, though an Avengers beta coming to PS4 first will kick things off before release. Square Enix's announcement also included details like cooperative gameplay, free post-release DLC, and the all-star voice cast includes Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Nolan North, Travis Willingham, and Jeff Schine.

In other news, Marvel is bringing Avengers: Endgame back to theatres with extra content. Maybe the re-release will help the film eclipse Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie ever.

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wow, had high hopes but when you think youve done us a service by employing COD dont quite have touch with reality

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Avengers of Duty: Infinity Warfare

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Glad to hear that there is talent behind this game and hopefully it will all come together and give us a game that we will all remember years later.

Avatar image for Vodoo

Multiplayer is going to mess things up. They hire a CoD dev to head up multiplayer? This game couldn't be further from a CoD based game. MP will take away from single player progress.

I also doubt they will launch on time. And if it's delayed till Holiday 2020, the new consoles will be out. Yes, it should be BC at that point, but it would be nice to have something to show off the new hardware. Guarantee it gets delayed.

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> best of the best

> call of duty devs

Pick one.

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@illusivepickledonionman: Hes the top of the dev team, stop being such a salty "CoD IS NoT GooD" person.