So, for a short time not less than, there was a plan for Daybreak’s Dimension Ink studio (DC Universe Online) to develop an MMO primarily based on the Marvel universe. That recreation, no matter it was referred to as and nevertheless it was shaping up, has now been cancelled.
You would possibly keep in mind the sport’s announcement late final 12 months, though there’s each probability you don’t, given it was one thing that turned up in a monetary report as an alternative of through a cinematic trailer. DC Universe Online and City Of Heroes’ Jack Emmert had been in control of improvement on the time.
In the unique announcement, Zack, bless him, tried to get optimistic about this recreation’s probabilities of success after a protracted line of Marvel MMO failures:
Hopefully, this Marvel MMO is extra profitable than previous makes an attempt. There was the aforementioned Marvel MMO that was reportedly canned by Daybreak in 2018, however earlier than that, there was the 2013 launch of the failed Marvel Heroes which shut down following a number of title modifications in 2017. Before all of that, Emmert’s Cryptic Studios was engaged on a Marvel MMO with Microsoft. But that recreation was canceled in 2008 and reborn as Champions Online, which continues to be round in 2021. And who is aware of what number of different unannounced Marvel MMOs have been deliberate, pitched and canceled over the past decade.
Womp. The cancellation was introduced in a press launch from Daybreak’s house owners EG7, by which they are saying the sources freed up by canning the MMO shall be diverted into different, smaller and present initiatives:
EG7 right this moment introduced it is going to be discontinuing the event of the Marvel venture at Daybreak Games. Based on the re-evaluation of the event danger profile, measurement of funding, and the long-term product portfolio technique for the group, the board has determined to vary the event priorities and reallocate sources throughout the group to deal with various long-term initiatives. The firm had deliberate to speculate greater than SEK 500 million within the Marvel venture over the following three years. The firm will now diversify this funding throughout a number of, smaller measurement initiatives throughout the group, together with the beforehand introduced main upgrades to The Lord of the Rings Online and DC Universe Online, and new recreation alternatives with our first occasion, unique IPs.