New 'Avengers' game is making 'tremendous progress' in development; big names announced to be onboard

(YouTube/Marvel Entertainment)A screenshot from the trailer of the upcoming "Avengers" video game.

Marvel fans will have something to look forward to as the development of a new untitled "Avengers" game has started, with the latest word saying the project is making huge strides as of late.

Game developer Crystal Dynamics announced this week some big names who are now part of the development team for the upcoming "Avengers" video game, Gamespot reported. During the announcement, Crystal Dynamics co-head Ron Rosenberg mentioned that the game is making "tremendous progress" in the hopes that they will be able to come up with "something all Marvel fans will be proud of."

Moreover, the developer also announced that they hired 15 people back in January to work on the "Avengers" project, some of which came from Visceral Games and Naughty Dog. Heading the list is "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy" writer and creative director, Shaun Escayg.

Like in "The Lost Legacy," Escayg will also be the creative director for the "Avengers" project. Another big name is Visceral Games veteran Stephen Barry who was tapped as director of production. Barry was in charge of the "Dead Space" series as director of product development.

As for the rest of the team, the developers did not mention their names, though they mentioned that some of them have worked on titles like "Batman: Arkham Origins" and "Star Wars: Battlefront." "We're committed to delivering an incredible, completely original Avengers experience to our gamers, and that means we are always looking to add amazing developers to our existing best in class studio talent," said Crystal Dynamics co-head, Scot Amos.

Rosenberg, for his part, said that the addition of the people alongside their "AAA experience" puts the team in a position "to deliver on the ambitious goals" they have set for the "Avengers" project. In addition, the developers also unveiled a trailer for the "Avengers" project. The trailer did not show any of the upcoming characters; instead, the trailer showed some weapons and other stuff associated with some members of the Avengers.

Meanwhile, a report from Tweaktown noted that though Square Enix remained mum on the game's possible release date, it could likely be launched sometime in 2019.