“Tomb Raider” developer Crystal Dynamics has delayed their “Marvel’s Avengers” game by four months – from May 15th to September 4th. Revealed at E3 2019 to a very mixed reception, the game came under fire for its curious blend of single-player and online elements, and of the game’s lackluster visuals.
The reveal of other characters and more explanatory trailers since have improved the reception, but for what should have been a juggernaut title there’s a surprising lack of excitement.
Publisher Square Enix has heard all the feedback and are now set to take extra time to deliver “an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come”. The additional development time will be spent “focusing on fine-tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve” according to a statement.
The delay pushes the game clear of expected juggernaut “Cyberpunk 2077” in April and closer to the launch of the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles this Fall. It’s the second game delayed today with word that the “Final Fantasy VII” remake has also been pushed back, though that one is going back by just one month to an April 10th release.