Sunday, November 28, 2021

DC Universe Online Developer Dimensional Ink Studios Is Working on a Marvel MMO

According to a recent investor presentation, DC Universe Online developer Dimensional Ink Studios is working on a "Marvel IP based massively multiplayer online game."

As reported by Eurogamer and spotted by Miller on Twitter, this new MMO from Daybreak Game's Austin-based Dimensional Ink Studio was revealed in parent company Enad Global 7's Q3 2021 financials and is one of its "longer-term" projects. This means we most likely wouldn't see this until 2023 at the very earliest.

It was also revealed that this unannounced Marvel MMO would be "led by Jack Emmert, who designed and helmed City of Heroes, and currently leads [DC Universe Online]."

No further details were given, but it is important to note that Daybreak Game Company was reportedly working on a Marvel MMO a few years ago that was said to have been cancelled and led to layoffs in 2018.

Emmert also has some other history in the world of Marvel as City of Heroes' Cryptic Studios, the company he co-founded, worked on Marvel Universe Online in 2006, before it was canceled by Microsoft in 2008.

There are other interesting details in the presentation as well, including that The Lord of the Rings Online will be getting a "major revamp to upgrade the visuals, modernize the experience, and release on consoles" in anticipation of Amazon's own The Lord of the Rings series.

DC Universe Online, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, will also see an "investment in graphics upgrade and the largest expansion content to date for 2023."

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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