Crystal Dynamics’ The Avengers Job Listings Hint At Heavy Online Focus, Cover Based Third Person Action Experience
Back in January, Square Enix and Marvel announced The Avengers Project, a multi-game partnership that will begin with a game developed by Crystal Dynamics, long time developers of the Tomb Raider series as well as of The Legacy of Kain series and other titles. Not much has been said about the game since its announcement, but some job listings that have emerged online recently have dropped some hints about what kind of experience the team is looking to create.
As spotted by NeoGAF member Nirolak, Crystal Dynamics is looking for a Lead Level Designer with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of game balance as well as of the tuning to the social implications of shared gameplay.
Crystal Dynamics is looking for an outstanding Lead Level Designer to join our design team to develop fun and unique online experiences. The Lead Level Designer will primarily focus on level development. A successful Lead Level Designer will be a hands-on individual contributor with a strong understanding of everything from the fundamentals of game balance and tuning to the social implications of shared gameplay. They will have experience leading other developers to build engaging various game modes and campaigns.
Concept, design and implement fun and engaging game levels from the ground up.
Guide, mentor, and lead the design and development of cutting-edge online experiences.
Another listing hints at the fact that The Avengers will be a third person cover based action adventure game, which definitely sounds strange.
Reporting to the Lead Combat Designer, Crystal Dynamics is on the hunt for an experienced Combat Systems Designer. This Designer will be responsible for working with the Lead Designer, Lead Combat designer and Game Directors to plan, prototype and build combat systems that directly apply to a 3rd person cover based action adventure game.
Last January, Square Enix and Marvel shared the only official details we know of the game so far. More will only be coming next year.
A game based on beloved Marvel heroes, The Avengers project is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics – longtime developers of the award winning Tomb Raider series – in collaboration with lauded Deus Ex developer Eidos-Montréal.
The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.
More news on The Avengers will be coming sometime next year.