Crystal Dynamics has announced that Marvel’s Avengers, which was initially due to release on May 15, will now launch worldwide on Sept. 4, 2020.
Coming alongside another piece of delay news, which now sees Final Fantasy VII Remake launching in April, Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg, Co-Heads of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, released a statement saying:
“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.”
In short, the delay is in order to add additional polish to the game that wouldn’t have been possible in time for the initial May release date.
The four month delay is significant, pushing the long anticipated game into what will inevitably be a very busy time for the gaming world. With new consoles from both PlayStation and Xbox set to arrive around that time, hopefully it won’t be overshadowed.
We don’t know what other games are due to release around that time, but September is usually the starting point for the busy season where we see a lot of annual franchise releases.
Marvel’s Avengers will now launch on Sept. 4, 2020.