A Marvel MMO from co-publisher DC Universe Online has been canceled 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 canceled after a “reassessment of development risk profile, investment size and strategy long-term product portfolio for the group.”
Simply put, the MMO would be too expensive and unable to guarantee a certain amount of money in return, and EG7 no longer views a Marvel MMO as a potentially successful part of their business.
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The Marvel MMO was only announced last November and was helmed by City of Heroes designer Jack Emmert at Daybreak Studios. No details about the game were ever announced, but according to previous reports, it’s now the second canceled Marvel MMO in Daybreak.
The resources – primarily a 500 million Swedish kronor (about $50 million) investment over three years – will now be invested in “several smaller projects”, including continued support for its other games like The Lord of the Rings. Online and DC Universe Online. alongside “new gaming opportunities” based on its own IP addresses.
There’s no indication of what these new or ongoing projects might be or if Marvel will be involved at all. Despite releasing the DC Comics MMO EG7 over a decade ago in 2011 and Lord of the Rings even earlier in 2007, both of these games still receive regular updates.
The Legion of Doom episode was announced for DC Universe Online in December while the Fate of Gundabad expansion launched in November for The Lord of the Rings Online.
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