When Marvel's Avengers for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia was unveiled to the world last month, it drew a lot of criticism, especially for its character designs. For example, people weren't happy about how Captain America's suit basically made him look like a Sunday League hockey player. But most of the criticism was lodged against Black Widow's design, which, well, wasn't very good. At the time, the game's creative director said the team wouldn't change any designs, however, they would be refined over the course of development. And it looks that refinement process is already starting to show.
Yesterday during San Diego Comic-Con, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix revealed the game's E3 gameplay demo to attendees. Unfortunately, it didn't post the demo online -- it won't go up until the end of August -- but shots and footage of it are already leaking all over. Of course, it's all lackluster phone quality stuff, but some of the images that have made their way onto forums and social media show that Black Widow's design has already changed quite a bit, and for the better according to many fans.
Looks like the characters will be getting some graphical improvements over time from r/MarvelAvengersProject
Of course, the game is still nearly a year away, so this won't be the final look either, but it seems Crystal Dynamics is taking some of the criticism and making changes based off it, because some of the subtle changes here tweak the biggest complaints of her original design.
Marvel's Avengers is in development for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. At the moment of publishing, there's been no word of a Nintendo Switch port or next-gen ports. Barring any delay, the game will release next year on May 15, and priced at $60.
For more news, media, and information on the single-player action game meets co-op live-service title, be sure to peep all of our previous coverage of the game by clicking right here. And if you missed Marvel Games' San Diego Comic-Con panel yesterday, you can catch up with everything talked about and revealed over here.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ with your thoughts. How do the design changes look?