PS5 SHOCK GAMES NEWS: Square Enix drops next-gen bombshell with next major release

PlayStation 5 may be getting one of Square Enix’s most sought after games when the console’s 2020 release date rolls around.

According to a new job listing over on the Crystal Dynamics website, the Square Enix studio is hiring a new external producer to work on a next-gen project.

It’s worth noting that Crystal Dynamics is the studio working on the upcoming Avengers game, which has been MIA since it was originally announced.

It’s not a stretch to assume that the next-gen project in question could be the aforementioned Avengers game.

“The Lead Producer will have demonstrable experience working with external partners to build next gen console and PC games,” the job advert reads.

“The successful candidate will work directly with studio leadership and hold accountability for staying in budget while delivering premium quality on the project milestones.”

The wording in the job advert suggests that the project is a “multi-million dollar, highly rated AAA game”, which could certainly be applied to a franchise as high profile as The Avengers.

The successful applicant will also need to have formed an “excellent relationship with Microsoft and Sony”, so expect to see the mysterious game appear on the Xbox Scarlett as well.

Outside of an announcement trailer, little is known of the upcoming Avengers game.

Part of a multi-game partnership between Marvel and Square Enix, the game is said to feature characters, environments, and iconic moments from the popular franchise.

“A game based on beloved Marvel heroes, The Avengers project is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics – longtime developers of the award winning Tomb Raider series – in collaboration with lauded Deus Ex developer Eidos-Montréal,” reads the original trailer description.

“The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise.

“Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.”

The trailer suggests that the game takes place at a time when the general public has turned against superheroes.

It features brief footage of Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield and part of Iron Man’s suit.

If it is being developed for next-gen consoles, then expect it to have a 2020 release date.