Crystal Dynamics has assembled its own heroic team of 15 industry veterans to help develop The Avengers Project.
Former Naughty Dog creative director Shaun Escayg is the creative director for Avengers, and Stephen Barry, who worked for 27 years at Visceral Games, is director of production. Escayg was the creative director and wrote Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. At Visceral, Barry was director of product development among other roles, and worked on franchises such as Dead Space. Other new project members, from artists to engineers and animators, come from triple-A studios such as Monolith and Sledgehammer Games, as well as people who worked on Batman: Arkham Origins and Star Wars: Battlefront.
Not many details have been shared about The Avengers Project since last year, but Ron Rosenberg, co-head of studio at Crystal Dynamics, says the game is something that can be played “for years to come” and the studio has made “tremendous progress.”
[Source: Crystal Dynamics]
Naughty Dog? Visceral? Sledgehammer? Oh my. Though we still know little about this game, it takes a mighty team to tackle mighty project, and it seems Crystal Dynamics is appropriately assembling an Avengers-like team for an ambitious title.