Marvel's Avengers delayed by four months

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#1 uninspiredcup
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That game that looks shite has been delayed.

Marvel's Avengers delayed by four months

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has delayed its big new Marvel's Avengers game from May until September.

Previously set for 15th May, it will now arrive on 4th September.

It's a significant delay - well clear of Cyberpunk 2077 and much closer to the launch of this year's new consoles.

But it's not a huge surprise. Out of all the big games announced last year, Marvel's Avengers had the roughest ride. Revealed at E3 2019 to a decidedly mixed reception, the game drew fire for its confusing sounding mix of single-player and online elements. There was criticism, too, of how the game looked, and how the demo level brought to the show failed to live up to expectations.

Some of that sentiment has shifted in recent months, however. The reveal of Kamala Khan as a major character in the game last October offered a welcome new perspective for the game's story - one free from the baggage of being well-played-out in the MCU. Then, at the end of that month, another trailer offered our clearest explanation yet for how Marvel's Avengers will actually work.

Square Enix has plenty of feedback from all of that to chew through - and four months' worth of extra time will certainly help.

In a statement posted today to Crystal Dynamics' website, studio co-heads Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg apologised for the hold-up. Their words lie below in full:

"To our fans,

"At Crystal Dynamics our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience. In order to achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of Marvel's Avengers to September 4, 2020.

"As fans ourselves, it's an honour 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 apologise for the delay. We're confident it will be worth the wait."

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#2 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Unfortunate, but better late than unfinished I would say.

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#3  Edited By Ghosts4ever
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It looks to be the worst game of 2020 by large margin.

really hope WB montreal to announce Next Batman soon.

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#4 R-Gamer
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@ghosts4ever: lol really? That bad huh?

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A bit disappointing to have to wait longer for it but I’d much rather have them do this then to constantly release patches for it over those several months.

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#6 Litchie
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That is nothing but good news. It looked shit.

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#7 djoffer  Online
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A delay is always a good thing imo, nothing more scummy than releasing broken crap! Games looks pretty bad though and doubt four months will help it as much as it needs!

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#8 Sushiglutton
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@r-gamer said:

@ghosts4ever: lol really? That bad huh?

Agree with Ghost on this one tbh. "Gameplay" looked sooo bad it was sad.

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#10 R4gn4r0k  Online
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Looks like a totally generic game.

And I don't mean the lead characters, I actually had no issue with their look.

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I still don't get what kind of game it's trying to be so I'll try to look into it a bit more. It looks a bit weak in the graphics department but if the gameplay can impress I won't care that much about the graphics.

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#12 heretrix
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A game that looked like shit gets delayed.

Hmm. I think that's a good thing....?

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#13 BenjaminBanklin
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Oh noes! I guess I will have to bide my time with the dozen or so other titles of higher quality this year. Darn.

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It hasn't done much to get me excited, so that's fine. I'll definitely pick it up and play the game, but i'm not holding my breath on how great it will turn out.

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I'm a huge comic book and Marvel fan and this game doesn't have me hyped at all. Hopefully they can make it a good game with the delay.

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#16 mrbojangles25
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The world has moved on, an Avengers game actually needs to be good, it won't sell simply because it is Avengers. Not like if they had released it shortly after the movie release.

Probably a good thing they are going back to it and polishing up, but then again four months is more than "Hey let's just clean up the bugs" time, it's more like "****, we need to redo this entire part of the game" time. The latter is not ideal :P

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#17  Edited By warmblur
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F@ck Avengers Square needs to bring back United Front Games and make Sleeping Dogs 2.

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#18 Ghost120x
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Looked awful and boring. Not sure if the extra time will help.

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They should just scrap the entire game and start from scratch.

Game looks awful.

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#20  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@ajstyles said:

They should just scrap the entire game and start from scratch.

Game looks awful.

Think they know they have a shit heap on their hands, desperately rushing to try fix it.

Bit like Star Trek: Discovery in game form.

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Needs more cowbell.