Marvel's Avengers Character Designs Won't be Changing Anytime Soon

Marvel's Avengers Character Designs Won't be Changing Anytime Soon

Dean Abdou

We've got some more Marvel's Avengers news for you today, this time addressing the character designs of the Avengers, which came under criticism when the reveal trailer dropped during Square Enix's conference.

Quite a few Marvel fans weren't too keen on how some of the heroes looked in the first reveal trailer with some fans even asking Crystal Dynamics to redesign them. In an interview with IGN, lead creative director Shaun Escayg addressed the community feedback that the devs had received in regards to how each of the Avengers look.

"We are always listening to, and welcome feedback from our community. There are currently no plans to change our character designs," said Escayg. "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."

So although we might see some minor tweaks, don't expect a complete overhaul of how the Avengers currently look in the upcoming Marvel game. It's hard to imagine the Avengers looking different to the MCU version, especially as we had those versions of the characters for over a decade, but this game is very much its own depiction of the popular heroes.

Marvel's Avengers will be heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 15th May 2020. You can check out the latest reveal trailer for it below.

  • Why not just make them look the same as the movies! Easy Money
  • @1 most likely dont have likeness rights
  • @2 They probably didn't want to pay to use the likeness of the characters or were told by Disney that they couldn't.
  • that was meant to be @1
  • Same reason why Marvel's Spiderman didn't have the likeness of the movie actors/actresses as well - as much as I really wanted to have a Tom Holland Spidey and a Marisa Tomei Aunt May, I knew very well that doing so would have cost a lot to have in the game... I'm pretty sure the fans of the game/Avengers saw what CD Projekt/Red did with Cyberpunk with Keanu Reeves; as well as the influence fans had of the revision done to that fugly Sonic movie - they're probably having a go at Avengers as well... I'd put the responsibility solely to the movie stars' managers for not agreeing to have them in a game, possibly with the agreed fees not economically viable to keep the game profiatble. We're talking about Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson - all Hollywood A-listers with a price tag to break any game dev studio's bank balance... ------- But for arguments sake we did have "cameos" of proper movie likeness with EA's Battlefront series... but of course short cameo scenes versus the full gameplay appearance are entirely two different things.
  • Oh God, fans are like, just redo all the characters! It'll only take five minutes!
  • Understand a lot of people aren't happy that the movie likenesses are not going to appear, but I think the larger issue is that these character models are just plain fugly. So fugly that I'm not sure the hackneyed "oh but its muh pre-alpha" excuse holds any water.
  • Yeah for me the issue wasn't that they didn't necessarily look much like the actors (Why should they anyway? It's not based on the movies. It's not like Bruce in the Arkham series looks like any of his actors), but that they look pretty..mediocre in general? Like everyone looks kinda off and even sounds off.
  • We listen and appreciate all the feedback that we ignore. lol The character builds look week on a whole. It would be night to have the likeness but atleast make it look like an actual human that exists.
  • I think the problem with this is not that it doesn't look like the movies's characters, but it's these character designs look absolute shit. BW looks like a man, Cap's suit is even worse than his Avengers 1 suit, the rest are okayish but those 2 are just so bad.
  • Ppl just bitch to bitch. The characters dont look that bad, and anyone that asked them to change the character model's with a release within the next year is insane.
  • Not an Avengers game without Hawkeye
  • Wow it comes out on the Stadia as well huh? If it becomes successful over there then the consoles will try to go full blast on streaming. I don't know what to say really...
  • Remember when Marvel fans signed a petition to not cast Pattinson as Batman? They're pretty damn whiny... Although as some have pointed out the characters here could look better even if they don't look like the actors/actresses.
  • @my own dumbass, Batman is DC but you get the point.
  • I kinda dig the tranny Black Widow. Very 2019.
  • @13 Next-gen consoles will come "streaming" ready. Microsoft already confirmed this and no doubt Sony will too. So you don't GET to say anything. Get onboard or you'll be stuck with disks and downloading while all the cool kids play anywhere they want.
  • Going to spend most the game looking at the back of the characters head anyway so who’s arsed ....
  • #5 Star Wars actors sign away the rights to their likeness when they are cast. They don't have any say when Lucasfilm wants to use their face on toys, video games etc.
  • Fat Tony
  • While I agree they needed to do their own thing and not have them resemble Evans, Downey, Johansson, etc., they do look pretty awful. They look like what I would make as my character in Skyrim or Fallout - I’d spend 30 minutes fine tuning the first couple options, then lose my patience and just randomize cheekbones, chin height, eye separation and the rest to come out with Bland McBlanderson character model.
  • Do they look like the comic book characters at least? I don't know, never read them before I just watch the movies.
  • I don't care what they look like, but they could at least fix the proportions. Look at the size of Tony Stark's head compared to the rest of his body - especially his arms. Thor's and Cap's heads are too small as well.
  • Any actual gameplay videos or screenshots?
  • I want the gameplay to be good.. im looking for a SOLO marvel game with different characters.. i want an ice man game.. or something..
  • these stunt double finally get the light of day on their games
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