Square Enix’s anticipated, yet unknown, Avengers game may be different than some might hope. According to the developer Crystal Dynamics’s job listing, they are looking for an external lead designer who understands “the social implications of shared gameplay.” While the listing does not directly say it’s for a Marvel property, Crystal Dynamics’s most ambitious project is easily the Avengers. The listing further emphasizes the importance of the integration of online components into the gameplay.
The genre of The Avengers Project in question is possibly a third-person shooter, action-adventure game, similar to that of EA’s Destiny-clone Anthem. The game engine technology being used seems to be mainly Unity, as it requires knowledge of the program, emphasizing Unity. Other programs like Maya and Unreal have also been mentioned. The listing repeatedly brings up the “competitive landscape”, as if the game would have a strong focus on team deathmatch-like gameplay.
Narrative appears in the listing as well, so Square Enix is hoping to build an extremely versatile game that offers a strong narrative with intense action-adventure, third-person shooter gameplay in addition to a focus on multiplayer and other online components.
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