A Marvel MMO Has Been Cancelled

A Marvel MMO from the co-publisher of DC Universe Online has been cancelled just six months after it was revealed.

Announced in a blog post by parent company Enad Global 7 (EG7), as reported by GamesRadar, the game was cancelled after a “re-evaluation of the development risk profile, size of investment, and the long-term product portfolio strategy for the group.”

Put simply, the MMO would be too expensive and unable to guarantee a certain amount of money in return, and EG7 no longer sees a Marvel MMO as a potentially successful piece of its business.

Every Marvel Game in Development

The Marvel MMO was only announced last November, and was being led by City of Heroes designer Jack Emmert at Daybreak Studios. No details about the game were ever announced but, according to previous reports, this is now the second Marvel MMO cancelled at Daybreak.

The resources – mainly an investment of 500 million Swedish krona (around $50 million) over three years – will now be put into “multiple, smaller size projects” including continued support for its other games like The Lord of the Rings Online and DC Universe Online alongside “new game opportunities” based on its own IPs.

There’s no indication of what these new or ongoing projects may be or if Marvel will be involved at all. Despite EG7’s DC Comics MMO being released more than a decade ago in 2011 and Lord of the Rings even earlier in 2007, both of those games still receive regular updates.

The Legion of Doom episode was announced for DC Universe Online in December while the Fate of Gundabad expansion was launched in November for The Lord of the Rings Online.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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