Marvel Comics is dominating the media marking in many ways. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is on fire despite it being in “Phase 3” and with multiple films coming out next year (three in the MCU, 2 from Fox’s X-Men branch), it’s only going to get bigger and better. Add that to the Netflix collaborations they’re doing, the animated series like Spider-Man, and the fact that they’re doing well in comics still, and you can understand why they’re a top dog. When it comes to video games though, it’s a somewhat different story.
The recent Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has been a sore spot with fans because of how Marvel didn’t include some of their favorite characters. Marvel Heroes Omega on the other hand has been a decent MMORPG for the company. But, there’s somewhat of a lack of freedom in the game. So that begs the question, should the company make a more “traditional” MMORPG?
For those who are wondering what we mean, we mean an MMORPG where you can build your class and character from the ground up. In Marvel Heroes, you only choose a classic Marvel character to be as. Which is cool, but lacks a classic element of the MMORPG genre.
For proof of this, look at DC Universe Online, an MMORPG that has been going strong for a good while. The whole point of the game is that an event from the future prompted the birth of new heroes…you! You get to choose whether to be a hero or a villain, what kinds of powers you wanted, etc. It was a good thing, a great thing even! And of course, no matter what side you chose, there were heroes and villains from the DC Universe there to greet you.
So, why shouldn’t Marvel do the same thing? Yes, their MMORPG is fine, but they have to keep adding new characters to try and keep things fresh. And they’ll never get the whole roster up to play as in a good amount of time. Why not do something more traditional? It might make for a very fun time.