It'll take a little while longer for Marvel's Avengers to get into its costume. Crystal Dynamics announced this morning it's pushed Marvel's Avengers back to September 4, in order to spend more time working on the game.
In a statement posted to Crystal Dynamics' blog from studio co-heads Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg, the team says its "ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience." To that end, it seems like that wasn't going to happen by the previously scheduled launch date of May 15, 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," the statement says. "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 pair apologize for the delay and say they are "confident it will be worth the wait."
The new Avengers game from the studio behind the Tomb Raider reboot has been contentious since its launch. Despite the original look of the cast not going over well after its reveal at Square Enix's E3 2019 press conference, the studio stuck by its portrayal of heroes like Iron Man and Captain America.
In the time since, more of the game has been shown off and popular Marvel newcomer Kamala Khan has been confirmed to be playable. Despite potentially shifting sentiments towards the game's approach to Marvel's golden squad, it sounds like Crystal Dynamics is taking a few extra months to make sure everything's polished.
Marvel's Avengers will now hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 4, 2020.