DC Universe Online Devs Are Creating A New Marvel MMO
DC Universe is getting a graphics upgrade and massive expansion in 2023 too.
The studio behind DC Universe Online, Dimensional Ink Games, is in early development for a new Marvel-based MMO. Eurogamer noticed the game in the Q3 2021 investor briefings for coop company Enad Global 7, with Dimensional Ink noted as the developer.
In the report, there is a slide called "Exciting Product slate for 2022 and Beyond." The bottom right corner lists "Unannounced MMORPG" and some details below it, including:
- Marvel IP based massively multiplayer game
- Being developed by Dimensional Ink Studios in Austin, TX
- Led by Jack Emmert, who designed and helmed City of Heroes, and currently leads DCUO
Emmert is currently the CEO of Dimensional Ink Games and is responsible for the studio P&L. His LinkedIn profile also mentions "new, unannounced MMORPG" under his job responsibilities, which we now know is based on the Marvel universe.
Dimensional Ink is also celebrating DC Universe Online's 10 year anniversary. On the same aforementioned slide, the studio bills DC Universe Online as "the one and only superhero-based MMO" and that it is "performing near its peak historical annual revenues." Additionally, the studio is also investing in better graphics for the game as well as its largest content expansion (scheduled to launch in 2023).
It likely will be a while before any sort of information about this Marvel MMO comes to light, but in the meantime, there's plenty of Marvel-related video game content to look forward to. Spider-Man is arriving in Marvel's Avengers on PS4 and PS5 soon. Firaxis's Marvel's Midnight Sun is releasing next year and Insomniac Games is currently working on Marvel's Spider-Man 2, alongside a Wolverine game.
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