Another one of 2020’s AAA titles won’t be releasing when people expected. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers game has been delayed. Instead of appearing in May 2020, it will launch on September 4, 2020. This is the second Square Enix game to be delayed today, with Final Fantasy VII Remake being pushed back to April 2020 earlier.
Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg, the Crystal Dynamics Co-Heads of Studio, issued a statement on the company’s official website. It noted that the goal is to create a more solid experience that delivers the kind of gameplay people would expect from Marvel’s Avengers. The additional four months will go toward “fine tuning and polishing.”
Here is the full statement regarding Marvel’s Avengers’ delay.
To our fans,
At Crystal Dynamics our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience. In order to achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of Marvel’s Avengers to September 4, 2020.
As fans ourselves, it’s an honor and a privilege to work with these legendary characters and we know what these Super Heroes mean to us and True Believers around the world. 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. 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 worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us. We thrive on your enthusiasm and feedback and we can’t wait to show you more. We apologize for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.
Square Enix first teased Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers game back in May 2019, before it was revealed at E3 2019. (That’s when it received its May 15, 2020 initial release date.) Its first peek at gameplay happened at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. In the time since, peeks at its A-Day prologue and Ms. Marvel were shared.
Marvel’s Avengers will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia on September 4, 2020.