Cezar Virtosu, a co-creative director for Marvel’s Avengers, has apologised to fans for the game’s failed promises. This comes shortly after the announcement that the live-service Marvel title will be killed this September.
Edge magazine (via GamesRadar) teased an upcoming interview with Virtosu regarding the failed Marvel game. The co-director reveals the game had “ a troubled production, let’s say,” which is fairly easy to believe given how the title turned out.
While the full interview hasn’t been revealed yet, they reveal that Virtosu has apologised for Marvel’s Avengers. Simply put, he says, “I apologise for that," showing that even he regrets the direction this game went. Now working on The Lords of the Fallen, the creative director hopes to avenge himself from past blunders.
There was originally plenty of excitement when Square Enix announced that they were working on an Avengers game. Unfortunately, things died down quickly when the game was revealed, showing some wonky visuals. Gameplay seemed promising at first, until it was announced that the game was a live-service.
Nothing went well for Marvel’s Avengers. Reviews for the beat-em-up title ranged from good to average. Promises were made to add heroes and stories on a regular basis, but that only resulted in a couple of characters being added. To the surprise of no one, the game’s player base decreased constantly.
As of this writing, Avengers has only added Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, Black Panther, Spider-Man (PlayStation-exclusive), Jane Foster Thor, and The Winter Soldier. She-Hulk was planned for the game, but they decided to completely ditch her despite having a fun MCU show. Heroes like Captain Marvel were also teased but never came.
Morbidly curious fans can still pick up Marvel’s Avengers on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. The game will be de-listed in late September, but all cosmetics will be free on March 31.