Crystal Dynamics Adds Top Industry Talent to Develop The Avengers Project

Former Veterans from Naughty Dog, Visceral, and More Have Joined Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the popular Tomb Raider franchise, has revealed that they’ve expanded their team by adding top industry talent to help develop the top-secret Avengers video game.

The studio added 15 new members to the team in January alone including former Naughty Dog Creative Director and writer, Shaun Escayg (who announced his departure not long ago) and Stephen Barry, an industry veteran last stationed at the recently-closed Visceral Games. Escayg was Creative Director on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy before leaving Naughty Dog. It has been confirmed that he will resume the role of Creative Director on The Avengers Project. Barry was the Director of Product Development at Visceral who also worked the Dead Space series. The studio has also brought in talent from Monolith (Middle-earth: Shadow of War) and Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: WWII).

“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.”

While it’s certainly encouraging to see such amazing talent being added to an already excellent studio, not much else is known about The Avengers Project. If we were to take a guess, E3 2018 would be a perfect time to debut the title.

What type of game do you think it is? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

SOURCE: Press Release