Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers game might have a singleplayer mode

Oct 25, 2017
5,660
#1
You night remember from my previous threads that The Avengers Project seems to be a very online oriented game.

However, today there is some evidence that it might have a singleplayer mode.

The reason I say “might” is that some developers think of things like Destiny’s campaign as that game’s singleplayer mode, even though it’s co-op enabled, because the skill set to build it is much more similar to making a singleplayer game than a PvP mode or a co-op dungeon.

As such, please don’t murder me if/when this turns out to be a 6-8 hour optional co-op campaign in a Destiny style game.

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PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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#3
Oh, good. That's the only way I'd ever even consider giving it a second of my time. Hopefully it's a fleshed-out game and not just some token "single player mode" they can put on the back of the box as a bullet point.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#5
Oh, good. That's the only way I'd ever even consider giving it a second of my time. Hopefully it's a fleshed-out game and not just some token "single player mode" they can put on the back of the box as a bullet point.
If you told me ten years ago that someone would eventually make this comment about a single player mode rather than multiplayer, I wouldn’t have believed you.
 
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Nirolak
Oct 25, 2017
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#7
Wait hold on, I missed this, this avengers game is going to be a Destiny like?

Christ my hype has plummeted ;_;
Well, it’s “a game you play for years to come”, “has multiple campaigns and modes”, Square Enix declared games as a service as the future of the industry while noting multiplayer is now dominant over singleplayer, and basically every job where it’s possibly applicable talks about online and multiplayer, so it looks like a strong possibility.
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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#8
If you told me ten years ago that someone would eventually make this comment about a single player mode rather than multiplayer, I wouldn’t have believed you.
I KNOW. It's insanity and it hurts my soul that I just said that. As a single player-primary gamer, this generation has been kind of a nightmare.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I KNOW. It's insanity and it hurts my soul that I just said that. As a single player-primary gamer, this generation has been kind of a nightmare.
yep but luckily couple years ago i stepped away from being AAA only kind of game and ventured into the sacred garden of indies ... and never felt better
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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yep but luckily couple years ago i stepped away from being AAA only kind of game and ventured into the sacred garden of indies ... and never felt better
One day, an indie JRPG-style game will come out that isn't built on 8-bit-style pixel art (and is actually good), and I will be happy. But it hasn't happened yet. I am so burned out on most of the indies we get to see on consoles, and my PC is a shambling corpse that panics when trying to play anything GPU-intensive.

But to remain on-topic with this thread, I'm not sure why they think an always-online Avengers game is a good idea. Are they going to make people play AS individual Avengers? If so, everyone will just get pissed when their friends pick Thor and Iron Man first and they're stuck playing as Black Widow or Hawkeye.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,379
#12
I wish Crystal Dynamics can revive the Legacy of Kain/Blood Omen series. They are a talented studio that shouldn't be chained to established IP's.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#13
Yeeeaaah, what's this about a Marvel game being like Destiny? First I've seen that tidbit of info.

Shoot me into space and let me drift away forever. DO NOT WANT.
 
Jan 6, 2018
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#16
Honestly. A Mass Effect game that you could play with 2 or 3 other friends is practically my dream game. Provided CD has AI companions for when you want to play solo this sounds like a dream game for me.

Assuming it looks good, i'm there day 1
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#20
Wasn’t there a rumour you’d be playing as a random Shield agent and not even an Avenger?

Can’t wait for this games-as-a-service thing to pop.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#24
Wish they were working on a new Tomb Raider instead the last two have been fun and Xbox exclusivity + game pass would be even better.

I have to say I don’t have too much faith in this project.
 
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Nirolak
Oct 25, 2017
5,660
#32
Wasn’t there a rumour you’d be playing as a random Shield agent and not even an Avenger?

Can’t wait for this games-as-a-service thing to pop.
On the plus side, they no longer refer to it as a cover shooter, and instead call it a third person action adventure game in their job postings, so you might be using more than just guns.
 
Oct 27, 2017
12,080
#33
You figure this game has gotta be a co-op adventure title. We act like that's impossible, but Ultimate Alliance did something like it years ago. Since then systems are way stronger, it's just always been an issue of who's willing to pump money into IPs they don't own.

But with the Avengers project, I picture something akin to Final Fantasy XV where content is released over time. In fact, I suspect that's going to become more and more popular--Dragon Age sounds like it's going to do the same thing.
 
Nov 4, 2017
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#34
I'd be shocked if it didn't. I was always expecting something along the lines of Tomb Raider or Uncharted.

If they put all that money into an online only game, I don't think it'll do that well.
 
#36
So the opposite of what happened with Tomb Raider 2013?

Where the multiplayer was cobbled together at the last minute? Given how that multiplayer turned out, I don't have much hope for any supposed single player content here.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#40
Didn't For Honor also have a 'singleplayer' mode? I hope it's not something just tacked on as a tutorial and a bullet point, and instead something actually meaningful, otherwise i'm not interested.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#43
Might? Well, setting my expectations low for it.
I'm super interested in what your character is going to be like though, I'm assuming it's going to be similar to something like DC Universe Online, where you create your own hero and it'll be based on existing ones. But deep down I kinda just want you to play as Shield Agent #643 for the reactions.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#45
Interesting... I'll wait to see it before I get disappointed but I also didn't know this was going to be heavily multiplayer based. Wonder if we'll see anything at E3.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,033
#46
A game where you play most of the game as SHIELD members would sell like shit. You don't get the Marvel license to be SHIELD.
Look at Battlefront, I bet it would be similar to that. Call in heroes or maybe one person gets to be the hero type of thing, everybody else is a mook
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#47
Oh, good. That's the only way I'd ever even consider giving it a second of my time. Hopefully it's a fleshed-out game and not just some token "single player mode" they can put on the back of the box as a bullet point.
Indeed. I wont buy anything without a single player campaign
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,485
#48
Ugh. I had no idea this is the direction it was going.

Unless it ends up being something really special I’d much rather just play a normal licensed single player game.