Single player, open world and under development by new EA studio, according to rumor.
For almost fifteen years, Marvel has been a big deal, following the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film success has of course echoed in the gaming world, with both successful (Insomniac’s Spider-Man) and less successful (Marvel’s Avengers) results. However, the feeling is that this is just the beginning.
Earlier this summer we reported that EA was also rumored to have a Marvel game in the works. The details were sparse. Now Giant Bomb’s Geoff Grubb is filling up with significantly more layers.
It is a single-player game, it is in very early development, and the game starts with Black Panther being dead. The player is going to take on the challenges of becoming the new Black Panther and that seems to be the set-up for the game.
EA’s ambition should be to make a “big open-world game”.
This is what Grubb says in a podcast (thanks, VGC) and believes that it is “very likely” that the game will be developed by a new EA studio led by Kevin Stephens, who bossed Monolith Productions, known for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War – with a Wonder Woman game on the horizon.
Unclear if Black Panther has any major similarities to the Middle-earth games, but the single player and open world focus definitely doesn’t speak against it. We will hopefully have reason to return.