A new report claims that the devs behind the upcoming action-adventure game, Marvel’s Avengers, took criticism surrounding popular heroic characters such as Thor to heart. Despite Black Widow still sporting squared-out features, it looks like the devs are attempting to keep their word on changing character models.
Last month, Marvel’s Avengers editorial director, Casey Lynch, said character model improvements are underway as seen with the recent Thor facial overhaul.
Lynch had this to say back in August of this year:
“Everything about the game is going to continue to change as we polish, as we approach launch right now, but things that we’ve shown both at E3 and here, it’s all been pre-alpha. There’ll be changes to everything from the characters to a lot of what you see.”
In other words, characters will continue to look “better” as the devs get closer to launch. However, the team will not change character designs:
“By changes, we’re talking about polish. What we’re doing is we are continuing to add detail to their character models, we’re improving the lighting, we’re improving the skin shading. So, what you’re hopefully seeing is the characters continuing to look better as we get closer to launch. But in terms of changing character designs, that’s not currently what we’re looking at.”
With all of that said, website GameRant reports that due to criticism Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal have gone back to the workbench to keep their word and change the characters to not resemble a sad parody of the MCU.
Furthermore, here’s the tweet showing off the new Thor that no longer looks like Jeff Bridges from The Big Lebowski attempting to be the god of thunder:
The God of Thunder, Thor flies in for his very own Hero Week! People of Midgard, behold his mighty strength, his glorious lightning strikes, and his unmatched ability to make the snidest of comments. pic.twitter.com/R53WLrWdqB
— Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers) September 27, 2019
I’ll admit it, yours truly still isn’t a fan of this new Black Widow design. She is not soft in the face nor is her face rounded out to make her look attractive. If you look closely, all the devs did is add shadows with enhanced textures, but the square-man jaw remains, but hidden:
As Black Widow Week concludes, let’s #ThrowbackThursday to the origins of her most iconic ensemble. Black Widow swung into the scene in Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964), but not looking like most know her now. #EmbraceYourPowers #Reassemble pic.twitter.com/2bOxKlJ7CJ
— Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers) September 26, 2019
For reference, here’s the old Thor and Black Widow: