Marvel’s Avengers game delayed by 4 months to September
Additional development time will be spent “fine tuning and polishing the game”
Square Enix has delayed the release of Marvel’s Avengers by four months to September 4, 2020.
The game, which puts players in control of Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Thor as they play through a new, original story, was previously set for release on PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC on May 15.
“At Crystal Dynamics our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience,” co-studio heads Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg said in a statement released on Tuesday.
“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.
“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,” they added.
“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.”
Marvel’s Avengers is in development at Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics with support from Deus Ex maker Eidos Montreal, Crystal Northwest and Nixxes.
“The worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us,” Amos and Rosenberg said. “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.”
Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda has said the company has taken inspiration from – and hopes to better – the success achieved by Insomniac’s Spider-Man with Marvel’s Avengers.
The publisher released a 19-minute Marvel’s Avengers gameplay video in August 2019.
Square Enix also delayed Final Fantasy VII Remake on Tuesday.