After having dominated the movie house during the last decade and a half, Marvel has now set its sights on video games, and whereas the outcomes have already been spectacular with releases like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s clear that there’s approach, far more to return, with the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Marvel’s Wolverine, EA’s recently-announced Iron Man recreation, and way more being within the works.
However the place Marvel’s particular person movies and TV reveals have fed again right into a single, bigger, linked universe, that’s not the method that the corporate desires to take with its video games. Talking in an interview with GamesIndustry, when requested if we are able to count on Marvel to in the end set up an MCU for video games, VP and artistic director of Marvel Video games Invoice Rosemann stated that that’s not the framework the corporate has adopted, as a result of it desires every new recreation to have the liberty to inform the story it desires to inform, with out being creatively certain by having to stick to occasions in different Marvel video games by separate studios.
“The world is, amazingly, very acquainted and accepting of the multiverse,” Rosemann stated. “We now have all these completely different realities. Now they’re all actual, and we need to give everybody the liberty to inform their story. We don’t need to say ‘you may’t blow up the moon, as a result of this recreation over right here by one other studio wants the moon’. We need to give everybody the liberty and the clear lane to inform their story.”
Given how radically completely different (and way more difficult) recreation improvement may be as in comparison with making motion pictures, it’s not stunning – and in the end intelligent – that Marvel is approaching its efforts within the gaming house in another way. After all, some would possibly nonetheless be hoping that, on the very least, particular person Marvel video games from a single studio – like Spider-Man and Wolverine from Insomniac – would possibly find yourself connecting collectively extra strongly- however because it stands proper now, it doesn’t look like that’s one thing that the corporate goes for.
After all, if you happen to are in search of a linked universe in video games, Alan Wake and Management developer Treatment Leisure has you lined.