Crystal Dynamics Adds 15 Industry Veterans To ‘The Avengers’ Team, Promises Gamers Will Play It for Years To Come

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Jan 24, 2018
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Recently, we reported that Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, announced via social media that he was leaving Naughty Dog to join Crystal Dynamics. Well, apparently he’s just one of fifteen industry veterans to join ‘The Avengers’ project development team, while studio head Scot Amos teases that the goal is to craft a game Marvel fans will play for years to come.

Needless to say, the hype surrounding this project’s reveal is increasingly high. Square Enix’s president also said a while ago that the company is investing considerable resources in this game. Chances are we’ll learn a lot more about it by E3 2018; stay tuned for more.

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Shaun Escayg served as the Creative Director and writer of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and led the cinematics team as the Director of Photography and Animation Supervisor on The Last of Us . In addition, he worked as an animator at Industrial Light & Magic. “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.”

Stephen Barry held multiple positions at Electronic Arts and was formerly the Director of Product Development at Visceral Games, working on several games over his long career including the critically acclaimed Dead Space franchise. “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.”

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