Marvel Games has no intention of a connected universe

If you were hoping that Marvel would do the same with video games as with the movies, you’d better hope no more: each studio will have the freedom to build its own stories, but always in collaboration with Marvel.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Bill Rosemann, VP and creative director of Marvel Games said that this is not the approach they have outlined for their video games. Unlike movies, different titles are licensed to different companies and studios, so they prefer that creators have the freedom to create their own stories without being constrained by decisions made by other people in other games.

The key: freedom

“The world is, amazingly, very familiar and accepting of the multiverse,” Rosemann has acknowledged. “We have all these different realities. Now they’re all real, and we want to give everyone the freedom to tell their story. We don’t want to say ‘you can’t blow up the moon, because this game over here by another studio needs the moon’. We want to give everyone the freedom and the clear lane to tell their story.”

Given the number of games currently in development, it’s only natural that each of the developers will go their own way. Insomniac Games is working on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine. On the other hand, 2K Games will publish Marvel’s Midninght Suns, while EA Motive Studios (Star Wars: Squadrons) is developing an Iron Man game. Skydance is outlining a production with Captain America, Black Panther, and other superheroes.

Among the most recently released titles is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PS4, PS5, and PC. Less fortunate was Marvel’s Avengers, developed by Crystal Dynamics for previous and next-generation consoles and for PC and Google Stadia. The service model failed to work and now the studio is no longer owned by Square Enix after reaching an agreement with Embracer Group.

Source | GamesIndustry.biz

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