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Avengers Creative Director Says Character Designs Won’t be Changed

June 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, Square Enix finally revealed the long-in-development Marvel’s Avengers game that’s due out later next year. However, some fans were heavily critical over the character models and facial designs for the upcoming game, which look like they took heavy inspiration from the recent live-action MCU films. Other fans took issue with Captain America’s new look and costume, along with the large discs on Thor’s outfit. At E3 2019, IGN spoke to to Crystal Dynamics lead creative director Shaun Escayg, who said there were “no plans” to change the game’s character designs despite the heavy fan criticism.

Escayg stated on the fan criticism, “We are always listening to, and welcome feedback from our community. There are currently no plans to change our character designs.”

Additionally, he stated that the game is still in development, and the footage that was shown was still pre-alpha gameplay footage, with improvements to come in time. He added, “The trailer is showing pre-alpha gameplay footage, which means the level of detail and overall polish of the character models will absolutely continue to improve as we get closer to launch.”

Marvel’s Avengers arrives on May 15, 2020. The game will receive a simultaneous release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox One, Stadia, and Windows PC. Square Enix also announced a beta for the PlayStation 4 version that’s available for gamers who pre-order the title at PlayAvengers.Games.

You can check out the game’s E3 reveal trailer below.