New Marvel Online MMO announced via Investor Slideshow

Artwork with various Marvel superheroes from the mobile game Future Revoltion

Picture: Netmarmor / Marvel

Revealed yesterday via an investor presentation, Daybreak games‘s Austin-based Dimensional Ink game studio is developing a new one Marvel MMO. But according to the same presentation, it will probably take a few years before we see a trailer or a screenshot of the upcoming online superhero game.

As seen by Eurogamer and Twitch streamer Miller, Daybreak’s parent company Enad Global 7 published its financial report for Q3 2021. In that presentation which is available online, the company quietly announced that Daybreak and Dimensional Ink were working on a new AAA MMO “using Marvel IP.”

According to another slide in the presentation, the unannounced Marvel MMO is directed by Jack Emmert. He is currently responsible for DC Universe online, but before that he was involved in designing and operating City of Heroes and co-founded the studio behind the MMO, Cryptic Studios.

I would not expect to play this Marvel game at some point. In the presentation, it is listed under “long-term” project, after 2022. So it is likely that this game, if completed and released, will not see the light of day until 2023 or 2024.

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Interestingly enough, it was reported in 2019 that Daybreak was trying to develop a Marvel MMO around 2018, before the studio was hit by layoffs. That was shortly after the Marvel game was reportedly shelved. However, it seems that it has been revived. Makes sense. Talked about cartoon superheroes. The guys and girls never stay dead long.

Dawn, Marvel and Diminesinal Ink have not yet officially confirmed the news.

Hopefully this Marvel MMO is more successful than previous attempts. There was the aforementioned Marvel MMO that was reportedly preserved by Daybreak in 2018, but before that there was the 2013 release of failed Marvel Heroes which shut down after a few name changes in 2017. Before all this, Emmert’s Cryptic Studios was working on a Marvel MMO with Microsoft. But that game was canceled in 2008 and reborn as Champions Online, which still exists in 2021. And who knows how many other unannounced Marvel MMOs have been planned, pitched and canceled over the past decade.

However, the latest influx of Marvel games seems to have convinced anyone with money that the world is ready for a Marvel MMO. Well, another Marvel MMO. Future revolution on phones and tablets are already out and actually quite good.


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