Here’s a rather interesting surprise. We know that Marvel has been quite busy lending its license to countless producers to bring their various franchises to life in new and interesting ways in the gaming market. It’s the same deal that brought us the Insomniac Spider-Man games, Crystal Dynamics work on Marvel’s Avengers, and Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy. These are just the ones that have been released but expectations are high for upcoming announcements. It looks like the company EG7 has revealed it is currently involved in developing a AAA MMORPG that takes place in the Marvel Universe.
The sneaky inclusion was pointed out by @mmmmmmmmiller. Dimensional Ink Studios, which is located in Austin Texas, is currently developing the project with Jack Emmert spearheading the project. He’s currently the lead behind DC Universe Online and has also blended his hand in the development of City of Heroes. It’s a project that is planned for the long term. So, we might not find out about it in more detail until 2024 at this rate.
Marvel Studios is trying its hands at quite a few different projects as of late. It’ll be interesting to see what an MMORPG has to offer, as it could either be closer in design to DC Universe Online. So, you can create your hero and roam the streets alongside classic Marvel heroes and villains with a bunch of players interacting. Final Fantasy XIV Online has been quite popular as of late and it may attract a new kind of audience to the popular franchise.