Marvel has big plans for games

By James O'Connor
15 June 2016 02:18 GMT

Insomniac’s Spider-Man game is likely to be the first of many upcoming Marvel games.


Marvel has big plans for games

During Sony’s E3 conference, it was announced that Insomniac Games were working on a Spider-Man title. This is, apparently, just the beginning.

In an interview with Polygon, Marvel’s vice president of games, Jay Ong, has outlined the company’s plan to make a big impact in gaming.

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

The full interview has some interesting tidbits in it, with Ong explicitly stating that they’re looking for quality partners, presumably to avoid another string of poorly-received superhero games (the last really great Spider-Man game was Spider-Man 2 for PS2).

In April 2015, Telltale announced that it was working on a Marvel game, due in 2017. Nothing further has been revealed so far.

Check out our E3 Hub for all the unfolding E3 news.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch