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Square Enix’s Avengers Project Expected to Launch This Time Next Year

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The latest financial report from Square Enix strongly suggests that the company’s The Avengers Project will release in approximately 12 months.

During the presentation, company president Yosuke Matsuda mentioned that Square Enix currently has “many overseas projects slated for launch in FY2019/3 and beyond.” In Japan, the third financial quarter runs from October to December, which provides a window for the unnamed projects. However, a question later in the presentation provided clear indication that The Avengers Project is at least one of those games.

Matsuda was asked about the progress of the three-year development lead time for Square Enix’s games (and particularly the Western-developed titles), to which he replied, “you will be able to tell how long our development lead times are based on the launch dates we will be announcing… the development efforts for the new titles we will be launching starting in FY2019/3 are proceeding in line with our plans.” The three-year development pipeline fits directly with the schedule of Crystal Dynamics, which is leading development on The Avengers Project, as its previous game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was initially released in November 2015.

While further hints were not forthcoming, Matsuda also mentioned that the company expects to announce the release dates for its major projects, both those developed in Japan and in the West, in the first half of next year.

If the release window is accurate, The Avengers Project will be the second Marvel property to see release in 2018, following Insomniac’s Spider-Man earlier in the year.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Witcher-like Expansions

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CD Projekt Red’s UI Coordinator, Alvin Liu, spoke with Prima Games about the future of Cyberpunk 2077 and the possibility of post-launch expansions.

During E3 2019, co-founder of CD Projekt Red, Red Marcin Iwiński, briefly touched upon the existence of DLC plans for Cyberpunk 2077 by disclosing the project’s roadmap. Liu, however, now confirms that there are talks happening within the company about expansions despite the main focus still revolving around the base game. Liu also promises that Cyberpunk 2077 will have a satisfying conclusion that resolves the conflicts presented within the story and that nothing is being intentionally withheld in order to add it as DLC later.

“We want to make sure everything’s complete, but we also want to build open worlds. I know when I was playing The Witcher 3 and I finished everything, I still want to know what everyone was up to,” Liu said. “I think we’re going to have opportunities like that as well for Cyberpunk 2077.”

Liu explains that the expansions for The Witcher 3 helped flush out the open world by focusing on secondary characters from both the books and previous games. In terms of scale, the second and final expansion for The Witcher 3 was as big as the entirety of The Witcher 2, so the possible scope for Cyberpunk 2077‘s post-game content is limitless.

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