Marvel's new (added) mandate is 'Make epic games,' Spider-Man is just the beginning

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Last night, Sony and Marvel dropped a huge surprise: Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is making a new Spider-Man video game exclusively for PlayStation 4.

According to Jay Ong, Marvel's vice president of games, Insomniac's Spider-Man game is just the beginning for Marvel's ambitious plan to bring its superheroes to consoles.

"When I joined Marvel two years ago, I came in with a mandate to usher in a new era for Marvel Games," Ong told Polygon in an interview. "We have a treasure trove of the best superhero characters on earth. What can we do with this to create truly epic games?

"Is [Spider-Man] a signal of things to come? Oh, yes. Absolutely. And we can’t wait to tell the world about it."
http://www.polygon.com/e3/2016/6/14/11937012/marvel-games-aaa-spider-man-insomniac-games-jay-ong

Sounds promising :D

Sounds like Telltale is working on a Marvel game as well. Avengers?

It's not yet clear when Marvel, Sony and Insomniac's Spider-Man game — or Telltale's unnamed Marvel game, which Ong says will delight fans — will be released. But those titles represent a new course for Marvel Games.

"Building these franchises, and building these characters [at Marvel Games], this is that first big milestone from this team," Ong said. "This is a huge ambitious project."
 
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If Spidey sells well, we will see bigger Marvel games.

Hoping for a Daredevil/street level Marvel game at some point. Run around as Iron Fist or Luke Cage and kick some ass.
 
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Fuck yes. Disney should join in too. They have a lot of franchises that could make great games.

Can't wait to see the Telltale Game. Spiderman looked incredible (although that probably was target render)
 

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So is it safe to assume that Activision no longer holds the license for most Marvel properties anymore?
All Activision has left is the Spider-Man movie tie-in license, which expires next year.

So basically as long as it isn't X-Men (Deadpool included) or Fantastic Four, Marvel & Disney are letting developers who are willing to obtain the license go nuts.
 
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Marvel video game universe. Count on it.

Warner Brothers faces the same problem their movie division faced. Will they incorporate Superman with the Arkham universe, or reboot Batman again?
 

Neoxon

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Good to hear. I'll take an X-Men BioWare RPG, an open world Daredevil VS Punisher game, and a Fantastic Four/Secret Wars/Illuminati game written by Hickman.
See the link I posted earlier in the thread & you'll know why none of the bolded will happen in the near future. All of those franchises were banned by Marvel from appearing in post-CoC games.