Could Rocksteady make a Marvel game, and do you want them to?

Oct 26, 2017
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Yesterday I watched a video on YouTube where someone compared Spider-Man PS4 to Batman AK and I thought it was crazy how well AK is still holding up graphically. The game may have been a massive disappointment in my book and doesn't hold a candle to AA or AC, but it can't be denied that AK still looks fantastic.

This makes me very excited about their next game and man, it's really about time we heard something on it. I believe it was 2016 when someone from the dev team said "wait until you see what we're working on." or was that last year? Either way, these guys managed to bring back faith in actually having a Batman videogame worth having. Not only that, they just showed that they are damn good at it too.

That being said, for some reason I always thought Rocksteady was only going to be able to make DC games and not Marvel. Then I realized WB publishes the Lego Marvel games and that's quite interesting. We haven't had a lot of rumors about Rocksteady's next game other than it being Superman which was denied by Rocksteady, right? The Damian Wayne game was rumored to be WB Montreal. I guess it could still be Superman, I mean Rocksteady wasn't exactly going to confirm it but they could have just said nothing as well.

Back to Marvel, on forums in general I saw people saying the exact same thing I was thinking all that time, that they can't make Marvel games. But why do people say that? Let's say it is Marvel, which character do you hope it is? And if not Marvel, which I still think is the case, which DC character(s) do you want?
 
Apr 1, 2018
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No Rocksteady Owned by Warner Bros and Marvel is their rival


it's like You ask If ND can Make a game for Xbox or PG for Sony xD
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Comparing LEGO doesn’t make sense. They work with all outside properties. WB is not gonna put their #1 dev to help out their business rival marvel.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Rocksteady is owned by Warner Bros, so I don't think they'll ever allow for that to happen. LEGO games are a little different beast, though. If I remember correctly, games are based on LEGO sets which were licensed from other companies.

I'm aware there are devs out there who worked on both DC and Marvel franchises (TT Games and Telltale), but I think Warner won't allow their major studio to work on a AAA game based on the competitor licence.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't think they would do it but I think they could make a great Captain America game
Captain America would have to be a character action game or it would be lame as hell. He doesn't have anything cool to justify a Spiderman/Batman open world, what is he gonna do, drive a van around while those two are flying/gliding around worlds?
 

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Could they? Probably, didn't WB allow their studios to develop Marvel and Star Wars Lego games?
Would WB allow one of their AAA studios to spend their resources on a Marvel game instead of a DC one? Unlikely imo.
 
Sep 3, 2018
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If it was an open world game, I would've said Spider-Man would be the ideal Marvel IP. I'm very curious what they're making if it's not a comic book related game. At some point the game they're making isn't going to live up to the hype that everyone is building up for themselves. I'm already bracing for disappointment, haha
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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Ok, crystal clear about no Marvel game from them. I was wondering about that. But what about their upcoming game. What do you want it to be? I seriously hope we get the reveal this year.

It's time!
 

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Ok, crystal clear about no Marvel game from them. I was wondering about that. But what about their upcoming game. What do you want it to be? I seriously hope we get the reveal this year.

It's time!
Hopefully something original, even if it's a superhero that gets turned into a comic later.
 

shinobi602

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Oct 24, 2017
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The Arkham series is incredible so yes I would, and I imagine they’re certainly capable, though they’re WB owned.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Rocksteady said they were working with Warner and DC to decide on their next project ages ago, so it’s definitely a DC game.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I just want them to make something that isn't Batman. Arkham Knight was such a disappointment and I don't really have faith that they can pull themselves back from it.
 
Apr 10, 2018
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Why would WB do that when they can utilize one of their own properties? WB has something that could work for every genre of game. Sure they could loan them out for a Punisher game, but it makes more sense to put them on a Matrix game especially with the upcoming film.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I’d think they’d be great but since WB is in charge and Spider-Man ps4 has already established a great game in the MCU it’s all moot. However, if they did another Batman game, I admit I would be ridiculously hyped and excited regardless of the naysayers.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I honestly forgot Rocksteady even existed tbh. They must not be having an easy time of it to have gone dark for such a long time.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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They have something that will be anounced either first quarter 2k19 or at E3 depending on the milestones they meet.
Jeeeeesus, that's still quite a while. I was hoping for VGA. I guess they will announce it when it's also close to being finished? Bit like BGS with Fallout 4?

..how it would be to only have mobs in the streets you mean?
That sure would have taken away from the game yeah. Ever since Batman AC I wanted a full-fledged Gotham City, complete with civilians walking around.

I hope rocksteady makes a spiderman game to show insomniac games how it would be
Damn, that's a bit negative. I take it you really didn't enjoy Spidey?
 
Jul 13, 2018
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They have something that will be anounced either first quarter 2k19 or at E3 depending on the milestones they meet.
What are the chances of a December announcement (TGAs) this year? They're currently hiring for a Community Manager and will most likely start their promotional campaign soon after.

May I ask, do you know what they are working on by any chance (if you are able to disclose any details of course)? Thank you.
 
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Jul 13, 2018
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I’m curious to see if they end up releasing in Q4 2019/Q1 2020 or just wait the extra few months for crossgen.
They can always release their game first on current gen systems and port it over to next-gen as a "definitive edition", similar to Tomb Raider (2013).
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I am playing Arkham Knight right now and I hate how the open world has destroyed the metroidvania feeling of Asylum. Give them whatever hero would alllow them for a more linear experience. Personally I like open world games when they involve free exploration like Skyrim or BotW. I don't see the point of having a big open world only to follow constantly a marker.
 
Jul 13, 2018
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I honestly forgot Rocksteady even existed tbh. They must not be having an easy time of it to have gone dark for such a long time.
WBIE doesn't announce games that are 2+ years out. The length from announcement to release has typically been 9 months or so. I'd imagine that's why they've been quiet; they don't want to announce anything too soon.
 
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Nov 20, 2017
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No Rocksteady Owned by Warner Bros and Marvel is their rival


This.

First post again.

If TT games can make Marvel games, then Rocksteady can do the same or am I missing something?
TT has the exclusive rights to make LEGO video games so if you want a LEGO game based around your IP then it has to be developed by TT and seeing as WB Games owns TT they'll be the ones financing and publishing it.

Hence all the Disney LEGO games published by WB Games. Warners would never farm out their number one team to develop a game for a licence they don't own let alone a Marvel one.

Never going to happen I'm afraid.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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No, fuck that. There's dozens of DC heroes who need a game. Where's my Justice League game? Green Lantern Corps?

Marvel need to go ask Obsidian or some independent developer to give them something.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Rocksteady is owned by WB, so they won't be making anything but DC games from now on.

That being said, I am sure their next game is nothing other than Superman. It has to be. No other DC property would warrant such a big push and risk other than Superman. He's literally the godfather of all superheroes. That, in conjunction with all the easter eggs in AK(namedropping, posters, lexcorp buildings, Lex Luthor leaving a voicemail message to Bruce, etc) and the fact that Rocksteady hasn't shut down the rumor even though they shut down the rumor for TMNT leads me to believe that it is indeed Superman.
 
Jul 13, 2018
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Oh shit.... verafied.... saying whether or notit's comic book related is probably too spoilery. Can you say if it's SP or MP?
Yep, he's an actual credible video game journalist (over 20 years in the industry). I was hoping for a December announcement to be honest. It would have been a nice way to end off the year. I suppose it'll be similar to Shadow of War's announcement then and be around February (Q1). TGAs would reach a very large audience however.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yep, he's an actual credible video game journalist (over 20 years in the industry). I was hoping for a December announcement to be honest. It would have been a nice way to end off the year. I suppose it'll be similar to Shadow of War's announcement then and be around February (Q1). TGAs would reach a very large audience however.
Probably a February Game Informer cover.