Square Enix and Disney have stricken a deal a long time ago about how the Japanese company can make something out of the Avengers license. It’s been over two years, and since then, we haven’t heard or seen much of this game. Now, it’s time to reveal it to the public.
We might have talked about it in January 2017: the two companies have signed a deal back then for this game, and at that time, Crystal Dynamics, the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy’s first two games’ developer was assigned to work on the game. The situation has slightly changed, as, after Shadow of the Tomb Raider, there’s another collab between Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. We learned that the game will be part of Square Enix‘ E3 program.
Square Enix Live E3 2019 will start on June 10, at 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern, and if you’re in Europe, you’re out of luck: June 11, 2 AM UK, 3 AM European time), and it will contain an „exciting lineup of titles.” (They tried something similar last year as well when their show was nothing more than a stream of trailers and gameplay. We remember The Quiet Man, too: it was announced and looked as something promising, only to become one of the biggest gaming failures of 2018…)
Marvel’s The Avengers is going to be a live service game with a multiplayer emphasis, so it’s likely going to follow the route of BioWare’s Anthem. It will be a superhero-team, third-person action game, possibly with not much of a chance of playing solo. Of course, we’ll learn more about it when it’s officially revealed, until then, we are in the dark.
The game is possibly going to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but seeing how we’re nearing 2020, the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox might also get it, especially if Sony and Microsoft both plan to launch their new hardware at the end of next year.