Marvel’s Avengers movies are some of the most successful movies of all time, so we have some seriously high hopes for the newly-announced Marvel’s Avengers video game.
Sharing the news on social media, the official Twitter account for the game writes: “Tune into Square Enix Live E3 2019 for the worldwide reveal of Marvel’s Avengers.
So, what do we know so far?
Well, we know a little about the gameplay ahead of the official reveal thanks to an oopsie from E3.
The E3 Coliseum website accidentally listed more about the game than it was meant to, going into quite a bit of detail about what we can expect.
Spotted by Evan Filarca on Twitter [via PC Gamer], the since-revised E3 said: “Embrace your powers and join key members of the development team at Crystal Dynamics and the creative team at Marvel Games as they talk exclusively about the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers.
“This is the defining Avengers gaming experience: an epic action-adventure that combines cinematic storytelling with continuous single-player and co-operative gameplay.
“Moderated by Andrea Rene, assemble in teams up to four players, master extraordinary abilities, customize your heroes to fit your playstyle, and combine powers to defend an ever-expanding world under constant threat.”
So we know there’s a heavy cinematic focus which seems perfect if Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man is anything to go by.
The inclusion of both single-play and co-op play sounds very interesting, as it suggests we could be getting a hugely expansive world in which to play, though it could pose a few problems if one has more focus than the other.
Over on ResetERA, the mention of multiplayer has gotten some players concerned about it being a GaaS game, a Games as a Service Game, with a continuing revenue model to keep pulling in the $$$.
One user commented on the thread saying: “With insiders saying it’s also a GAAS title, it sounds a lot like Destiny or Anthem?
“A bit worrying but I’ve been wanting a big budget super hero game since the MCU started getting really good but we stopped getting licensed games on consoles.”
If it is a GaaS game, it’ll probably come to light during Square Enix’s conference at E3, which players believe will probably consist of a 60 minute talk and a short gameplay trailer.
Over on Reddit, the use of “Marvel’s” in the title has pricked up the ears of Marvel’s Spider-Man fans, leading to speculation that the two games might be set in the same universe.
A Redditor by the name of Dr_Henry_Killinger weighed in on the theory, suggesting that it wouldn’t make sense to have a collaboration between Insomniac and Square Enix.
“I honestly doubt it for a single reason, Spider-man is exclusive to Sony and splitting games across exclusives would be a bad look for something like MGU, it would leave people on Switch/Xbox/PC out which isn’t a good sales move. I would rather this be the start of an MGU if they’re doing it but it also be completely separate from Insomniac’s Spiderman,” writes Dr_Henry_Killinger.
The user also went on to debate whether or not the MCU could work as a Marvel Games Universe, concluding that it’s a seemingly problematic idea.
“I also don’t think games building up to a bigger game would be a good idea because of all the different studios involved and the potential for bombs and disappointment, I mean we barely have any good recent superhero games that aren’t fighters or brawlers I really can’t see inter-connectedness being a benefit in any of these games and would only add further restriction,” continues Dr_Henry.
“Like what would be gained from having Spiderman (especially older Peter Parker) cameo in the new one? I mean it would be like ‘oh, alright’, especially if you couldn’t play him.
“It only gives the Crystal Dynamics team more restrictions to work with, ‘oh, we can’t use that villain because he was in Spiderman’ or ‘Oh we can’t have this plot point because it contradicts previous plot points in other games we didn’t even make.’ I think it just creates a bad environment to make games in…
“I think if each developer embraces their creativity and strengths the IPs will be done justice but I also think making multiple games plots reliant on each other or even slightly connected is just a bad move.
“Making people buy other games for genres they might not even like just to follow an overarching plot isn’t exactly the best idea unless its for sequels rather than completely different superhero games.”
It’s a valid point!
Thankfully, we don’t have too long to wait until the game’s reveal to get some answers.
Square Enix says: “Join us on Monday night, June 10 at 6 PM PT as we present Square Enix Live E3 2019 during a special broadcast directly from Los Angeles! Showcasing an exciting line up of titles, fans around the world can watch our live stream at sqex.link/e3.
“Join the conversation online using #SquareEnixE3 and be sure to follow our official channels for all the latest news and info leading into the event!”
Will you be watching?
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