debuted at E3 2019, the designs of the five heroes were met with heavy fan criticism online, with the main complaint being they looked like a pale imitation of the MCU Avengers of which they were clearly based on. Some cited how the Avengers’ faces created an “uncanny valley” effect because they look a few degrees off from the actors who played them on screen. Other elements that were picked on include Captain America’s overly bulky riot gear-inspired costume and the clunky discs that make it look like Thor has a sound system mounted on his chest.IGN spoke with Crystal Dynamics lead creative director Shaun Escayg about the negative response from the community and he was adamant that the designs would not be changed.
“We are always listening to, and welcome feedback from our community. There are currently no plans to change our character designs,” Escayg said.
Escayg went on to highlight that while the designs of the characters would not be changed, the game is still in the early stages and will receive more polish before release.
“The trailer is showing pre-alpha gameplay footage, which means the level of detail and overall polish of the character models will absolutely continue to improve as we get closer to launch,” Escayg explained.What are your thoughts on the designs? Let us know in the comments.
For more on Marvel’s Avengers, be sure to check out our Avengers Costume Comparison, which takes a look in the MCU and Square’s upcoming game, read up on how Marvel’s Avengers line-up matching the MCU wasn’t intentional, and check out our reactions to 25 minutes of gameplay.
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