It’s no secret that Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel Avengers is a game that isn’t getting any better with its player base. The fact that the game has you fighting the same mobs and factions over and over, along with the Destiny live service-style structure and grind equals a banal experience using the Marvel brand.
Thankfully, Crystal Dynamics is getting some outside help in the form of Brian Waggoner, a game designer from former company Gazillion. If that company sounds familiar, that’s because it was responsible for the action RPG title Marvel Heroes, a really fun online game that was unceremoniously cancelled because of Disney’s change in game-making direction. Not really a smart decision in hindsight, as you can tell by the lack of reception for Marvel’s Avengers.
His new role will be system designer for Marvel’s Avengers. Here’s the last quote he posted up about the new job change:
One of the things that convinced me to take the job was the leadership of Crystal Dynamics telling me to give them honest feedback about the game and its issues and telling me there were no egos in the room. I did and they were very receptive to my suggestions.
— Brian Waggoner (@HeyItsBWags) April 27, 2021
We’ll believe it when we see it, but hopefully one of the folks behind Marvel Heroes can help right the wrongs of Marvel’s Avengers.