Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has pulled in some major talent to work on its upcoming Avengers title, including the former Uncharted director who teased his involvement earlier this year.
At the start of January, the writer and creative director of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Shaun Escayg, announced on Twitter that he had left developer Naughty Dog. This tweet was preceded by a post to the developer’s Instagram, which included an Avengers logo and the caption “To new adventures–bring it 2018!”
Many speculated this to mean that Escayg would join Crystal Dynamics to work on the studio’s upcoming Avengers game, and a recent press release confirms this to be exactly the case. Along with Escayg, who will once again take on the position of creative director, the press release confirms several other industry big-shots will be joining the Avengers team. The studio is taking on 15 new creators in all, including Dead Space developer Stephen Barry, and several other veterans from studios like Monolith Productions, Sledgehammer Games, and more.
“Their AAA experience adds to an already deep roster, making us well-positioned to deliver on the ambitious goals we’ve set for ourselves with The Avengers project,” said co-studio head Scot Amos. “It’s a stellar addition of many people who fit incredibly well into our wheelhouse of building game experiences we all love.”
In addition to the Avengers title, for which there is currently little information, developer Crystal Dynamics may also be involved with the next Tomb Raider game. Square Enix recently confirmed Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as its called, but declined to share which studio (or studios) are handling development. Fans can expect new details on both games to drop later this year.
Source: VG 24/7