Top video game industry talent assemble at Crystal Dynamics to work on the upcoming Avengers projects.
A year ago, Disney, Marvel and Square Enix announced a multi-game partnership that involved developer Crystal Dynamics creating a game based on the Avengers. At the time, Square Enix promised that we’d hear more about the project in 2018. Well, the new year is here, and Crystal Dynamics has some exciting news. Top industry talent have joined the project, including Naughty Dog Creative Director Shaun Escayg and Stephen Barry, a 27 year Veteran from EA/Visceral Games.
Mr. Escayg joins the team as Creative Director . He previously served as Creative Director and writer on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and led the cinematics team on The Last of Us. “I’m thrilled to join Crystal as Creative Director and be aligned with a team as passionate about telling great character based stories as I am.”
Mr. Barry joins the team as Director of Production. Previously, Mr. Barry held numerous positions at Electronic Arts, including Director of Product Development at the recently shuttered Visceral Games. “Crystal’s been around almost as long as I’ve been in the business. The immediate chemistry and camaraderie has been exactly what I’d hoped for.”
“We’re committed to delivering an incredible, completely original Avengers experience to our gamers, and that means we are always looking to add amazing developers to our existing best in class studio talent,” said Scot Amos, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “As development progresses, our studio continues to grow. The tremendous progress we’ve made on The Avengers project further drives us toward our goal of crafting something all Marvel fans will be proud of, and will play for years to come. We can’t wait to show you what we mean in the future.”
“We recently hired fifteen world-renowned industry veterans, spanning production leadership, animation, design, art and engineering, who have previously worked on games such as Batman: Arkham Origins, Dead Space, Star Wars: Battlefront and many more.” said Ron Rosenberg, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “Their AAA experience adds to an already deep roster, making us well-positioned to deliver on the ambitious goals we’ve set for ourselves with The Avengers project. It’s a stellar addition of many people who fit incredibly well into our wheelhouse of building game experiences we all love.”
Expect to hear more about Crystal Dynamics upcoming Avengers project throughout 2018. Crystal Dynamics’ latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.