It appears the Avengers game from Square Enix didn’t fare as well as they had hoped.
Square Enix has reportedly lost more than $63 million due to Marvel’s Avengers.
The Avengers game was in development by Square Enix years before the company finally showed off gameplay at 2019’s E3. Marvel’s Avengers was eventually released in September after facing delays. The game received lackluster buzz but will continue to see DLC in the coming months, which will include the addition of Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Black Panther and other Marvel characters.
Taking to Twitter, David Gibson shared that Square Enix reported their losses for its games. While Square Enix wouldn’t share how much it lost from Marvel’s Avengers, it’s estimated that the game has lost the studio over $63 million since the developer revealed that volumes were only 60% of the plan.
Marvel Avengers- it looks like the total cost of the game is closer to $170m-$190m given they only expenses 70% of cost in the qtr plus marketing costs. Why someone didn’t say stop post the multiplayer beta will remain a mystery . Square are adamant they can make a recovery ….
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) November 7, 2020
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Here is the official synopsis for the game:
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.
Marvel’s Avengers is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The release date for the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on all superhero video games and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!
Ryden’s affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.