If you were worried about the survival of your wallet with all the big games coming early this year, we have some news that may give it a little respite. Marvel’s Avengers, the upcoming superhero title from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, has been delayed. The game was due to launch on 15th May. It will now launch on 4th September. Of course, this now puts it in a no man’s land before the release of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
We’re honestly not sure what to make of this move. Obviously, we would rather a game was released when it was ready and not rushed to market in an incomplete state or to the detriment of the developers’ health. However, why would you launch a game on systems that a lot of gamers will be moving on from in a couple of months? Especially when the game is supposed to have major “live service” elements. Ubisoft launched Splinter Cell: Blacklist a couple of months before Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched and suffered because of it. And that game didn’t have any ambitions of remaining relevant for years to come.
The delay was alluded to via the game’s official Twitter account. You can check out the Tweet below –
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) January 14, 2020
Clicking on the link takes you to the Square Enix site. The site is actually down right now as it can’t cope with the traffic so you can check out the statement below –
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.
Here’s hoping that the delay pays off and we get a great game. We guess only time will tell. If you want to know more about the game, you can check out the most recent footage of the game below –
Are you looking forward to Marvel’s Avengers? Do you think they should have delayed it further for the next generation consoles? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.