Former Naughty Dog, EA, and More Veterans Join Crystal Dynamics for The Avengers Project
Square-Enix is investing huge resources in the ambitious project of Avengers, a new title dedicated to the Marvel supergroup being developed at the Crystal Dynamics studios.
The software house, known for the two reboot chapters of Tomb Raider, used up to now the collaboration of the members of Eidos Montreal, authors of the famous saga of Deus Ex. From today, the studio will be able to count on the help of fifteen veterans of the video game industry who have decided to take an active part in the project.
Among these, we find Shaun Escayg, recently separated from Naughty Dog, where he worked as a creative director and writer of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, as well as director of photography and animation supervisor for The Last of Us.
“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,” said Escayg.
Among the new arrivals, we also find Stephen Barry, with several works in Electronic Arts and Visceral Games, especially in the series of Dead Space.
Crystal Dynamics seems extremely satisfied with what he has managed to build up to now and says he is absolutely confident about the reception that the game will receive at the time of the release.
“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.”
This last sentence, among other things, would seem to confirm that the game will be based on a strong online multiplayer component, able, therefore, to keep the community active for a long period of time.