Marvel’s many upcoming video game projects aren’t expected to form any kind of connected universe, the comic book creator said.
Marvel exec Bill Rosemann has set the record straight in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, which comes after a succession of announcements for upcoming Iron Man, Black Panther and Wolverine games.
“The world is, surprisingly, very familiar and accepting of the multiverse,” Rosemann said. “We have all these different realities. Now they’re all real, and we want to give everyone the freedom to tell their story.
“We don’t mean ‘you can’t blow up the moon, because this game here by another studio needs the moon,'” he continued. “We want to give everyone the freedom and the free way to tell their story.”
Arguably the most popular Marvel games of recent years have been Insomniac’s Spider-Man titles, although Sony has been selective about where Spider-Man actually appears.
Other upcoming Marvel projects include Firaxis’ Marvel’s Midnight Suns, slated for December, and the upcoming Insomniac Spider-Man title, slated for next year.
A Wolverine game from Spider-Man developer Insomniac is further away, as is EA Motive’s Star Wars Squadrons studio’s Iron Man game and Amy Hennig’s Black Panther/Captain America WW2 project from Uncharted.
Even Pokémon Go maker Niantic is getting in on the action, with Marvel’s World of Heroes set to launch in 2023.
Finally, of course, Marvel’s Avengers from (former) Square Enix studio Crystal Dynamics is still ongoing, with a Winter Soldier expansion to come.
Don’t expect to see any of these stories cross over – or even make it to the big screen, whenever the Avengers are ready for battle.