When it comes to Marvel’s Avengers It’s hard to remain a true believer. It’s no secret that the game has had quite a tumultuous history. After delays in sales, tons of bugs, and performance issues, the game started to take off, but it has yet to live up to the expectations Square Enix had for it. Brian Wagoner, Lead Gameplay and Systems Designer, recently informed the public via Twitter that Crystal Dynamics is looking for a new Lead Producer. we will see Marvel’s Avengers get back on track soon?
Back in November, we reported on Square Enix’s somewhat pessimistic view of Crystal Dynamics’ handling Marvel’s Avengers. The comments made by SE President Yosuke Matsuda during SE’s annual report were likely a demoralizing experience for Crystal Dynamics. Despite the odds quickly piling up against the team, Crystal Dynamics has pressed on and recently released patch V2.3 which introduced a new mission chain, mission updates, matchmaking changes and several new features. The patch also fixed a ton of bugs, but didn’t fix a handful of known issues the team highlighted in the patch notes.
Looking ahead, the Crystal Dynamics team intends to hire a new lead producer, according to a recent tweet from lead gameplay and systems designer Brian Waggoner, whose work on the much-loved but now-closed MMO Marvel Heroesmade him an ideal candidate to take the reins and steer Marvel’s Avengers in the right direction.
Avengers Lead Producer Role Opened! Join the team!
— Brian Waggoner (@HeyItsBWags) March 31, 2022
The Main Producer role will manage various initiatives Marvel’s Avengers and help organize the vision of the game across the numerous departments that work on the game. Although he brought along a Marvel game veteran in Waggoner, Marvel’s Avengers still struggling to get players back. Currently, the game sits at a miserable number of concurrent daily players on Steam of around 700 die-hard Marvel fans, down from an all-time high of 31,000 players two years ago. While it would be fair to say that the number of active players on Xbox would be significantly higher due to the recent addition of Game Pass, and the lump sum of players would likely be on PlayStation due to the highly controversial Spider-Man exclusivity, the Steam numbers always tint yet another panel that didn’t take the game the way Square Enix expected.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/crystal-dynamics-is-looking-for-a-new-lead-producer-for-marvels-avengers-2000124710 Crystal Dynamics is recruiting a new lead producer for Marvel’s Avengers