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'No Plans' to Change Marvel's Avengers Character Designs Despite Fan Backlash

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on June 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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The reveal of Marvel's Avengers character designs at E3 2019 were a welcome surprise for many, but some fans have taken issue with the way that some of our favorite comic book heroes are depicted. Crystal Dynamics has certainly received the complaints of this segment of the fanbase, but they don't currently have any plans to change the overall design that we saw at E3 this year.

"We are always listening to, and welcome feedback from our community," Crystal Dynamics Lead Creative Director Shaun Escayg said to IGN. "There are currently no plans to change our character designs."

 

Check out the Marvel's Avengers character designs in motion for yourself by watching the official E3 2019 trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDBojdBAjXU

 

That's not to say that we won't see any sort of improvement in the Marvel's Avengers character designers. While some fans are unhappy with the overall aesthetic, Mr. Escayg made a point of noting that what we were seeing on stage at the Square Enix conference was definitely not the final version of the game.

"The trailer is showing pre-alpha gameplay footage, which means the level of detail and overall polish of the character models will absolutely continue to improve as we get closer to launch," Mr. Escayg stated.

 

Fans criticized several elements of the characters including the way their faces look, Captain America's bulky armor, and the oversized discs on Thor's chestpiece. While The Avengers has been around for a long time before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most people are more familiar with the famous faces that have depicted these heroes on the silver screen. There is probably also a measure of disappointment that the Avengers in this game don't look like the ones that we've been enjoying in movie theaters for over a decade.

Whatever fans might think, Crystal Dynamics seem happy with the overall Marvel's Avengers character designs. They may still surprise us with the final iteration of these heroes! Keep your eyes open for this game's release in May 2020.

What do you think of the Marvel's Avengers character designs? Would you have preferred that they look the same as the actors playing them in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!