​Crystal Dynamics' New Studio Is Open, 'Avengers Project' Team Has Been 'Assembled'

The Avengers Project was teased back in January last year, and now Crystal Dynamics has finally opened its new studio and started working on the upcoming Marvel Game.

Crystal Northwest was announced through Dynamics' website [via Wccftech], and it will be a hub for new technologies and, of course, the Avengers game.

Its new "Studio Expansion" post reads: "Today at Crystal Dynamics, we're proud to announce our expansion with key new hires at our Redwood Shores headquarters and the creation of a new Bellevue, Washington satellite studio: Crystal Northwest.

Credit: Crystal Dynamics
Credit: Crystal Dynamics

"Dedicated initially to technology development, it delivers even more expertise to the highly-anticipated Avengers Project. Led by 20-year industry veterans Chad Queen and James Loe, the new studio bolsters the development of future games, tools, and technology."

The Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, Scot Amos, continued: "We're aggressively scaling up our teams and adding a new studio with spectacular talent to deliver the ultimate gaming experiences for our players.

"We have assembled a team of industry veterans and leaders in order to create gaming experiences that surpass the expectations of our passionate community."

Although this news will be welcomed by Marvel fans, there's hardly any details regarding the mysterious game. Shaun Escayg and Stephan Barry will be creative directors, but apart from the year-and-a-half old trailer - which you can watch below - that's all we know.

The announcement also reveals other "world-class developers" that are now on board, such as "Vincent Napoli, the new Lead Combat Designer at Crystal Dynamics who was most recently on the latest God of War, plus Ben Wanat, an 18-year industry veteran and an original co-founder of the Dead Space franchise.

"Joining them is David Fifield, who sports 20 years of experience as Executive Producer and Design Director at 343 Industries on Halo, as well as Game Director at Raven Software on numerous Call of Duty titles."

We can't wait to see how the Marvel game will turn out, but if it's anything like what Ron Rosenberg, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, says, we're in for a treat: "Our new studio in Bellevue, and the new hires in Redwood Shores, represent our continued commitment to the most ambitious project we've ever created.


"We'll keep building on the exciting growth Crystal Dynamics has experienced over the last several years, and are eager to deliver a world-class Avengers experience for fans around the world."

What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to the game? What do you want it to be like? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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