Lately, we have been getting a lot of information regarding the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics. In a recent interview with Daily Star, Noah Hughes, Studio Creative Director at Crystal Dynamic talked a bit about what kind of locations and mission design we will be seeing in Avengers once the game releases as well as the how the game will function once the story is completed.
When asked the question what kind of locations will fans be seeing in Avengers, Hughes replied by saying that Crystal Dynamics studio is grounding the game in a “global context.”
He elaborated on this by saying:
“Not only are we bringing the heroes to life, but we’re bringing that Marvel world to life as well. And we have a lot of that packed into the core campaign experience, a diversity of locations.”
Just a few weeks back, we learned that the Avengers game will span all across the globe with a variety of locations as well as backstories of different Marvel characters.
When asked about the mission design that Marvel’s Avengers will follow, Hughes detailed that the missions in the game will be flexible and varied in this sense. They won’t all follow the same mission design. They will vary with each character in order to showcase their abilities and backstories.
According to Hughes, “Some levels are meant to introduce heroes, or are an opportunity for that particular hero to do something that showcases his or her abilities.”
There will be entire missions only to focus on certain heroes in Avengers, but according to Hughes “a lot of the content can be played with any hero.”
In addition to this, Hughes also said that when players finish the whole story campaign in Avengers, there will be “plenty of leveling up to do”. This is highly suggestive that there will be fully detailed postgame. But this is an aspect of game design that most games like these struggle with.
Later on in the interview, Hughes said that the game will feature “even greater threats” which the developers hope will be an “exciting experience that ultimately gets harder and harder as you get farther through that progression.”
This points towards the leveling up and loot system that the Avengers game will feature.
In addition to this, Hughes also mentioned that “co-ordinating as multiple Avengers will become a more significant demand” as the player progresses to higher levels in the post-game and unlock more powerful skills for characters.
So far, all of this sounds interesting and highly ambitious. But that is only if it works. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Games showed a bit of the same E3 2019 Avengers Gameplay to the people in Hall H and it was met with a mixed reception. They certainly improved on some of the character designs but there is a long way to go. Fortunately, there is a long time till Avengers’ release date.
The Avengers releases May 15, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One.