Developer Crystal Dynamics announced today it is delaying the release of Marvel’s Avengers to Sept. 4, 2020.
Citing a desire to ‘deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience,’ the studio opted to delay the title. The extra four months will allow more time to polish the game to meet the expectations of eager fans.
Marvel’s Avengers was initially slated for release on May 15, 2020.
In an official statement announcing the news , Crystal Dynamics studio co-heads, Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg dove into the reasoning behind the decision. The developer felt the original release date was too soon to do justice to the source material.
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.
Crystal Dynamics explains the extra development time will allow it’s teams to deliver the game players expect;
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 press release ends with an apology and a promise that the delay will yield positive results come September;
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.
In other delayed game news, Square Enix announced the launch Final Fantasy VII Remake has been pushed back to April 2020 rather than next month.