At this weeks DICE summit in Las Vegas, IGN spoke with Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann about the upcoming and approach to video games. Marvel don’t want to force the developers it partners with to release their games in line with movie, show or comic book releases.
“We’re not going to rush things, we’re not going to get things out before they’re done. We’re also not going to try to do the very tricky balancing act of trying to make a game that adapts a movie and get it out in the same window as the movie” Rosemann said.
We want to give [developers] freedom to tell their story and we want to make it an original story. We want to give our partners…freedom to look at all of Marvel history and to pick from what interests them. It’s a bit like we’re saying, ‘Hey you’re the chef, you’re going to make this meal. Here’s all of the ingredients. You pick the ingredients that you like and make a new meal. We want all of our games to tell an original, all new story. We want [our development partners] to have passion, we want them to put their stamp on the games. It’s their game. We want it to be their vision” Rosemann continued.
As a fan of Marvel video games since the NES days, I’ve played many poorly made movie tie in games and hearing Marvel’s approach to using Video Games as its own media format is awesome news. Video Games are different to TV, Movies and comic books, and it should also allow game developers to have longer working on titles, which will make them better.
“We want every game to be game of the year. So we’re focusing on each game at a time. We know there are certain characters people are really hungry for, [but] right now we’re just going to focus on getting those right” Rosemann said.
There are many major titles coming from Marvel including Avengers, two Guardians of the Galaxy games, Spider-Man and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite.
Are you happy with Marvel’s approach?