Game News Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther… Is an MCU with all the video games possible? Marvel puts an end to the eternal question
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of video games that do not hesitate to stage superheroes from Marvel comics. There are now so many that we no longer know where to turn as each of them gives the feeling of doing his little grub in his corner, without worrying about the others. A situation that irritates Marvel, quick to want to put all this in order? The main interested party has responded!
- The Avengers stand apart, but it works!
- A Marvel Interactive Universe, a feasible project?
The Avengers stand apart, but it works!
Surprisingly, getting the most popular superheroes together isn’t required to garner rave reviews from gamers. By wanting to attack the Avengers, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have tripped over the carpet a bit because, in the end, the members seem more inclined to shine in a production that is solely dedicated to them: the examples of Marvel’s Spider-Manas well as its derivative Miles Moralesand of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are clearly telling. And this has not escaped other studios which seem to want to bet on their favorite hero: Insomniac Games continues with Wolverine, Electronic Arts with Iron Man and the newcomer Skydance New Media with the duo Captain America and Black Panther.
From this observation, we understand that the Marvel madness is not about to stop and other games, such as Marvel’s Midnight Suns, will continue to feature superheroes. Except that on the side of the seventh Art, we wanted to unify all this by creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU, as fans shorten it). What about video games and all these productions? Marvel Games Vice President Bill Rosemann was asked about this and whether or not there will ever be a “ Marvel Interactive Universe “.
A Marvel Interactive Universe, a feasible project?
It is in a long interview granted to the site GamesIndustry.biz that Bill Rosemann gave a clear and clear answer to the question that many players ask themselves, and this since the revelation of the first trailer of ” Project Avengers in January 2017, which will become Marvel’s Avengers. Inevitably, when we see the current aura of the MCU, this prospect of a “MIU” leaves you dreaming. For his part, the vice-president does not have his head in the clouds as much and remains more down to earth on this question, as the development of such a project would be complicated with all the studios and productions involved.
The world is, surprisingly, very familiar with the concept of the multiverse and it accepts it (…) We now benefit from all these different realities and we want to give everyone the freedom to tell their own story. We don’t want to tell them, “You can’t blow up the moon, because this game from another studio needs it.” We want to give everyone the free field as well as all the means to tell their story. — Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Marvel Games
There is therefore no need to draw a picture for us and we have understood it well: the possibility of a ” Marvel Interactive Universe will remain a sweet dream for the players who kept hoping for it. And we can understand that the difficulties in coordinating all of this are prohibitive for Marvel executives. We will therefore be satisfied with games diffused on consoles and PCs but we bet that future titles stamped Marvel will make us forget this disappointment.