Guardians of the Galaxy: Here’s why Star Lord will be the only playable character

The new game in development at Eidos Montreal and Square Enix dedicated to Guardians of the Galaxy will put us in the shoes of Star Lord, the only playable character of the entire team.

The developers explain why we will only be able to use Peter Quill and not the other members of the team, either Rocket Racoon or Groot.

In the new Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy we will only be able to control Star Lord

Unlike Marvel’s Avengers, the new Guardians of the Galaxy will offer us the adventures of the most varied and strange team of the entire Marvel universe, but with the possibility of using and playing only and exclusively the character of Star Lord.

The developers of the video game wanted to explain the reason for this choice, inserted specifically to give players the opportunity to identify with the group of heroes and be the leader.

Speaking with VG247, the creative director Jean Francois Dugas explained why Eidos Montreal took this path:

Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Drax and Groot exude personalities, each different from the other. We wanted the players to be at the center of this dynamic. So the question became: “What if the players were one of the Guardians? What if we put them in the leader’s shoes and let them make the big decisions? What if the players had to adapt to the unexpected behavior of the group? ”.

According to Dugas, this decision allowed the developers to put players in the middle of the various adventures, making them feel less “gods” and more leader of a team. A leader, of course, but with the thankless task of saving the galaxy and avoiding the chaos that could arise from his choices, sometimes not shared by the rest of the group.

Embracing the fantasy of being the “leader” of this group of misfits has allowed us to carry forward the concept of choices and consequences. There will be decisions to be made that affect the rest of the game. Sure, the adventure will mostly be the same, but it will change the way it is experienced. For us it was the best way to tell a true story of the Guardians.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on October 26 this year.

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