Marvel’s Avengers, the action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics, is being delayed until Sept. 4. The game was originally set to release May 15.
The announcement came in a statement this morning by Crystal Dynamics’ co-heads Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg. “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,” the statement read. “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 game was first announced in through Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel in January 2017, but it gave no specifics on what was being worked on. After 2 years, Square stepped forward during E3 2019 and shared more details about the game. They showed off an in-game trailer detailing the current story, and then featured 14 minutes of early gameplay that included some of the customization, abilities, multiplayer, and the characters we’d see in the game.
The game features Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Ms. Marvel, and Captain America. Other characters are set to be available through DLC, including the Hank Pym Ant-Man and Hawkeye, with more on the way.
We do not have any further details on what the team at Crystal Dynamics are prioritizing, but we can expect to hear more about their progress during the summer.
Marvel’s Avengers releases for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Sept. 4.