I love movies, and I love games. But I hate movie based games. Few are ever good, and most are just a blatant attempt to cash in. Finally this trend of releasing a game everytime a movie hits seems to be dying down. Except for The Amazing Spider-Man games, most have moved on to mobile games instead.
But many are wondering if there will ever be a game for The Avengers. Marvel has now revealed why they have yet to release one, they haven’t found a match that works just yet.
TQ Jefferson, Marvel’s head of games, told IGN:
“The Avengers game will come when we have the right partner, that has the right vision, that has the time to develop a strong, competitive triple-A title and wants to do it right. It has to hit our three pillars: Fun and engaging gameplay, true to the characters, compelling story. Without hitting those notes, we shouldn’t do it. Gamers, they know better. They’re not going to flock to something that’s sub-par…I think the fact that there wasn’t an Avengers game turned out in time for the film is indicative of Marvel’s new attitude and the approach to how we find partners and build games. I think in the heyday of the movie licensed game, these games were popping out all the time and most of them sucked.”
Jefferson knows Marvel is guilty of this. When asked if the mediocre Captain America and Thor games had any influence on this, he admits:
“We got a bloody nose on both of those….We would rather not have a game than to just sign something to have something out on time.”
Yesterday, Marvel revealed Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, featuring The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more.