The Avengers won’t spawn a video game adaptation until Marvel can find a developer willing to do it right, according to executive TQ Jefferson.
Jefferson’s comments follow another interview in which he said Marvel is aiming for fewer, smarter licensed games now that it enjoys enough mainstream success to choose its partners.
“The Avengers game will come when we have the right partner, that has the right vision, that has the time to develop a strong, competitive triple-A title and wants to do it right,” he told IGN.
Jefferson said any Avengers game has to meet Marvel’s ambitions for fun gameplay, a compelling story and staying true to character – and if that doesn’t happen, the company won’t sign the deal.
“Gamers, they know better. They’re not going to flock to something that’s sub-par,” he added.
That the company hasn’t pushed out an Avengers game to capitalise on the movie’s success demonstrates Marvel’s new commitment to quality over quick and dirty licensed games, Jefferson continued, agreeing that the dreadful Thor and Captain America games taught the publisher a lesson.
“We got a bloody nose on both of those,” he said. “We would rather not have a game than to just sign something to have something out on time.”
The latest Marvel games are The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which isn’t going down super well according to Metacritic, and Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes, which is coming in northern autumn and serves as a reminder that Disney owns Marvel.