It's a double whammy of delays all of a sudden -- Japanese publisher Square Enix has announced that it is delaying Marvel's Avengers to September 2020 on PlayStation 4 along with pushing back Final Fantasy VII Remake by a month. The Crystal Dynamics developed title will now release on 4th September, assumedly just a few months before the PlayStation 5 launches.
In a blog post on the studio's official website, Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg explained why the game has been delayed and what the extra development time will be used for. "When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve."
It's disappointing news indeed for those looking forward to the loot-based title, but it has to be stressed: What does this mean for Sony's next-gen system? An all-new PS4 title launching potentially two months before the release of the PS5 which will rely on live service updates strikes us as a little bit bizarre.
What do you think of this? Pick your superhero in the comments below.
This game has looked like a disaster from the get go and this only shows me that my fears are being proven right.
This screams of Anthem with a Marvel coat of paint.
That's not a good time to launch, however delays are clearing up the Spring release schedule a bit
What is going on today? Is it just SquEnix games getting delayed?
@JohnnyShoulder Announcement later today: ALL Square Enix Games delayed by 4 months maximum.
It’s annoying releasing a game like this a couple of months before a new console. But I’m sure I’ll still buy it.
I wonder if the abject failure of many live service games at launch has made them think about ensuring they have enough content and polish to get them through it? Also, launching two flagship titles in a very busy period might not be the best idea.
Going to wait to play on the PS5 with that release date. Hopefully it's for the best!
Hopefully, they'll release a demo as I'm still on the fence for this one. I would also like to see some actual multiplayer gameplay videos.
At least now it doesn't have to compete with The Last of Us 2. But now it might have to compete with Ghost of Tsushima. I'm not sure which one has the uphill battle in that situation.
This means TLOU 2 is the only major release for May/June.
Got a bad feeling about Avengers = /
Just make it ps5 cross-gen launch game with 4k & 60 mode for for ps5.
Something wrong is going on with the development of this game
Couldn't care less about Avengers, honestly. Looks like another bland live service.
Anybody old enough to remember yesterday when this graphic was accurate?
@rjejr Not accurate cause Granblue Fantasy Versus's releasing next month.lol
@Enuo as of now GOT will be the better selling game.
The avengers game has a sceptical response around it while GOT has tons of positive responses.
Gonna be a busy year for gaming. So many options.
@WanderingBullet I'm expecting at least 2 more changes, maybe 3.
Problem is, I can't find the source of the graphic other than Pushsquare's twitter feed so it may be fan fiction more than an official Sony design.
I'm definitely waiting to buy it on PS5. No reason to play it on the inferior PS4. It seems it will at least be decent. I don't need a masterpiece. Just a fun game with Marvel characters is enough.
@jdv95 Avengers is a huge IP and is a multiplat title. GoT is a new IP and is exclusive to PS4. GoT most likely will review better than Avengers but I don't see it beating Avengers in sales.
I wonder if this is a hint that these cross gen games might just be one purchase, in any case I'm not that bothered about this particular game, so as far as I'm concerned it's no great loss
SquareEnix is on a roll today.
Calling it now. They will release a PS4 version and a PS5 one.
Got to wonder if they're going to use the time to adjust those godawful character models. Fingers crossed. The footage so far has looked really average but I still think the overall concept could still be great. Really hope they can turn it around.
This actually sounded OK from the last hands on I read. Nothing to make me pre-order it, but certainly not the garbage that some assume its gonna be, without actually playing it.
As with every live service game, only the fools will buy it and we'll have to yet again hear how bad it is for the first year and then how Square's 2.0 version at $30 justified the original $60 purchase since the game will then be 'good' in year 2. I mean the principal of the matter is irrelevant right? As long as the anti-consumer game model features a fun gameplay loop and the game eventually becomes good despite there being hundreds of better games to play at any given time... Right? Selfish, entitled, and weak spined gamers. Stop buying the s*** before it becomes the industry standard! Have a backbone and say no for once you virtual streetwalkers.
they can just delay this game forever. i have no interest in a always online live service game, that are only made to flog your wallet.
Until you realise that Resident Evil 3, Final Fantasy 7, and Cyberpunk come out one week after the next 😂
Not to mention Last of Us 2 out the month after lol
@Tasuki At this point, they might benefit from people looking for something to play in their new console.
@Nintyfan Hey there. I've warned you a couple of times about use of strong language. Please cut out the swearing Thanks.
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