Newly Announced Marvel Games Won't Be Connected Like MCU

Marvel Games exec Bill Rosemann explains why titles like Marvel's Spider-Man sequel and Iron Man aren't connected like MCU.

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Newly Announced Marvel Games Won't Be Connected Like MCU

Years after establishing an expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, a larger world of video games is currently in the making with Marvel Games have assigned several big-name developer studios to work on variety of Marvel-owned properties.

These games are selling millions of copies across platforms, leading to sequels and spin-off that further expands their scope for growth. However, most of these Marvel Games projects are not connected through any shared gaming universe.

In his latest interview, Marvel Games creative director and vice president Bill Rosemann shared why they didn't attempt to create a connected universe just like MCU and he states that Marvel wanted studios to have freedom of story-telling.

He also added, Marvel won't say that you can't blow up the moon, because this game over here needs the moon. Rosemann further clarifies that there will be recurring aspects and themes like Daily Bugle, Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. in these tales.

Marvel has already lined up a massive slate of games that are coming in near future, including a sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man, untitled Iron Man game by Motive Studio and WW2-era Captain America and Black Panther project by Skydance.

Shortly after Marvel's Spider-Man reveal, Rosemann claimed that Marvel is encouraging studios to create original stories. With unique narratives and setting, these games will stand out to fans and won't have ties to any comic-book storyline.

Bill Rosemann discusses why Marvel Games projects don't have a larger universe with a shared continuity.

The world is, amazingly, very familiar and accepting of the multiverse. 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 want to say 'you can’t blow up the moon, because this game over here by another studio needs the moon'. We want to give everyone the freedom and the clear lane to tell their story.

A potential discussion on Marvel Gaming Universe first begins after Marvel's Spider-Man launch as it included couple of notable Easter eggs as well as references to other popular super-heroes like Daredevil, Doctor Strange and The Avengers.

Any chance of a shared universe across Marvel Games titles got crushed when Crystal Dynamics announced to introduce Spider-Man as a PlayStation-exclusive hero for Marvel's Avengers but it was not the Insomniac Games' version of Spidey.

With so many projects being under development, placing all those stories in same universe can be very difficult to coordinate. However, Sony is probably building its own universe, as Marvel's Spider-Man and Wolverine are in same timeline.

Marvel Games taking a stand in contrast to Star Wars universe, where everything needs to fit in post-Disney canon. Whereas, Marvel is allowing developers almost no restriction when it comes to variety of storytelling opportunities in a game.
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