Marvel MMO In Development by the Studio Behind DC Universe Online

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Dimensional Ink Games, a division of Daybreak Game Company, is working on a new MMO leveraging the Marvel brand. This has been confirmed by a new slide that was released as part of parent company Enad Global 7’s latest financial report, which noted that a “new MMO utilizing Marvel IP” is in development. Dimensional Ink is the Daybreak subsidiary that’s in charge of DC Universe Online, a free-to-play superhero MMO starring Superman, Batman, and other DC Comics properties.

From Eurogamer’s coverage:

Development of this so-far unannounced MMO is led by Jack Emmert, who co-founded Cryptic Studios, designed and helmed City of Heroes, and currently leads the 10-year-old DC Universe Online.

That’s all we know for now, but it’s worth noting Daybreak Game Company had reportedly worked on a Marvel MMORPG a few years ago, but it was apparently cancelled, sparking a round of layoffs late 2018.

It’s also worth noting that Cryptic Studios worked on Marvel Universe Online in 2006, before Microsoft cancelled it in 2008. Marvel Universe Online was later reborn as Cryptic’s Champions Online. Gazillion Entertainment’s Marvel Heroes launched in 2013, but shut down late 2017.

Dimensional Ink’s Marvel MMO is presumably years away from release, being that it’s situated firmly under Enad Global’s “longer-term” category. That said, one of Enad’s other MMOs, Lord of the Rings Online, is getting a major visual upgrade to complement the release of Amazon’s upcoming streaming series.

Source: Enad Global 7 (via Miller, Eurogamer)

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