The news that Crystal Dynamics will be in attendance at Google's GDC event next week may mean that an Avengers game announcement is imminent.
There is nothing bigger in the entertainment industry right now than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The box office hits are all anyone seems to be talking about, especially with the recent release of Captain Marvel and the imminent arrival of much anticipated Avengers: Endgame. So why is the gaming industry not trying to make more out of this cash cow?
Well, be patient. As terrific as Marvel's Spider-Man on the PS4 is, it won't be the only MCU game we get. It has already been confirmed that developers Crystal Dynamics are currently working on an Avengers game. However, we thought we would have heard a little more about it by now. We are extremely big fans of everything Marvel, so we sincerely hope that this is a case of no news being good news.
Thankfully, we might not have much longer to wait for an announcement. On March 19, Google will be holding its GDC event. Earlier this week, it announced on Twitter that Crystal Dynamics will not only be in attendance, but it will be part of a panel. Amid rumors that Google will be announcing news of its very own console at the event, could that news be paired with the revelation that an Avengers game will be one of its first titles?
And now this ...— Google Developers (@googledevs) March 14, 2019
Very special guests join our #GoogleGDC19 Developer Day session! Who? @amy_hennig, @CrystalDynamics and @raphkoster. Join us for an awesome panel on March 19 at 3 PM PT in West Hall, Room 2011.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the main event! pic.twitter.com/QnVhIrQ04Z
Google's plans to invest heavily in the video game industry were all but confirmed by the revelation that Amy Hennig will also be a part of the same panel. The gaming veteran will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement award at the event, but her inclusion on the panel may be a sign that she will be helping Google with its video game development. Hennig played a big part in massive titles such as Uncharted and Jak and Daxter.
Fans of the MCU and gaming rejoice because all of the above does sound incredibly promising, doesn't it? If we do get an official Avengers game announcement this week, the only thing left for us to decide is whether we trust those in charge to do a good job of it. Nothing would disappoint us more than a game this big being a flop, and with the amount of pressure that will come along with it, that is entirely possible.