There’s not a lot known about Square Enix’s still-untitled Avengers project game which is being developed by Tomb Raider studio, Crystal Dynamics, but it seems the studio is hiring a lot of veteran game developers to make sure it’ll be a hit.
Some of the developers joining Crystal Dynamics for the Avengers game come from Naughty Dog (The Last of Us), Monolith (Middle-earth: Shadow of War), Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: WWII), and more.
Today, the studio announced that 15 new people have joined the staff, which is highlighted by former Naughty Dog Creative Director Shaun Escayg, who worked as the Creative Director and writer for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Escayg will take on the role of Creative Director for the Avengers game moving forward.
Shaun Escayg had this to say:
I’m thrilled to join Crystal as Creative Director and be aligned with a team as passionate about telling great character based stories as I am.
Joining Escayg will be Stephen Barry, who will take the helm as Director of the game. Barry was previously with EA, and was the former Director of Product Development at Visceral Games (Battlefield: Hardline, Dead Space).
Finally, Crystal Dynamics co-studio heads Scot Amos, and Ron Rosenberg had a few things to say about the unrevealed title.
We’re committed to delivering an incredible, completely original Avengers experience to our gamers, and that means we are always looking to add amazing developers to our existing best in class studio talent. As development progresses, our studio continues to grow. The tremendous progress we’ve made on The Avengers project further drives us toward our goal of crafting something all Marvel fans will be proud of, and will play for years to come. We can’t wait to show you what we mean in the future. – Scot Amos
We recently hired fifteen world-renowned industry veterans, spanning production leadership, animation, design, art and engineering, who have previously worked on games such as Batman: Arkham Origins, Dead Space, Star Wars: Battlefront and many more. Their AAA experience adds to an already deep roster, making us well-positioned to deliver on the ambitious goals we’ve set for ourselves with The Avengers project. It’s a stellar addition of many people who fit incredibly well into our wheelhouse of building game experiences we all love. – Ron Rosenberg
We still don’t know anything specific about this new game under Marvel and Square Enix’s partnership, but we’re expecting details to be made public soon.