Entertainment and Cryptic Studios Unveil 'Marvel Universe Online'
development of a Marvel Comics themed MMORPG, though the developer turns out to
be superhero MMORPG veterans Cryptic Studios, once target of a Marvel Lawsuit
over City of Heroes (story
), rather than Sigil as 1Up once
). The game doesn't yet carry a release date,
but it will appear for both Windows Vista and Xbox 360 and support
cross-platform play (as 1Up also speculated):
WIRE)--Today Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL - News) announced further
details around its eagerly awaited project based on the Marvel universe of Super
Heroes. Marvel Entertainment confirmed that Cryptic Studios has been named the
developer of "Marvel Universe Online," the highly anticipated massively
multiplayer online (MMO) video game exclusive to Xbox 360 and Windows Vista and
to be published by Microsoft Game Studios.
"The huge Marvel fan base has been eagerly awaiting new information on our
massive multiplayer online game," said David Maisel, Executive Vice President,
Office of the Chief Executive, Marvel Entertainment. We are proud to have a
premiere developer such as Cryptic Studios who has had such incredible success
in the online gaming world developing this game. Marvel, Microsoft and Cryptic
are committed to creating the definitive interactive Marvel universe experience
via this massive multiplayer online game."
"The vision behind the alliance of Microsoft Game Studios, Cryptic Studios and
Marvel is to expand the MMO genre and create an epic gaming experience
exclusively for Xbox 360 and Windows Vista gamers to experience together
online," said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios.
"Cryptic Studios is widely respected for their established track record of
innovation and understanding of the MMO space, and they are a perfect fit for
the creation of the best possible experience in 'Marvel Universe Online.'"
Cryptic Studios brings a history of excellence in MMO design and best-of-breed
community support to the development of "Marvel Universe Online." "Marvel
Universe Online" will unite gamers in a cross-platform experience, allowing for
Xbox 360 and Windows Vista users to play alongside one another.
Marvel's repertoire of Super Heroes have evolved from the pages of comic books
to become driving forces in entertainment, from the silver screen to television
shows and best-selling video games, including "Spider-Man," "X-Men" and "The
Hulk" franchises. As part of an MMO gaming experience, "Marvel Universe Online"
players will be able to interact simultaneously in a truly unique atmosphere
featuring all their favorite Marvel characters, creatures and villains.