Even though the rumors for a Spiderman game For PS4 were circulating the internet before E3, the actual reveal no-doubt was amazing. However, Spiderman is just the beginning according to Vice President of Marvel Games, Jay Ong.
In an interview with Polygon, Jay Ong said that Spiderman is just the beginning for the Marvel to bring its comic book characters to consoles.
When I joined Marvel two years ago, I came in with a mandate to usher in a new era for Marvel Games. We have a treasure trove of the best superhero characters on earth. What can we do with this to create truly epic games?
“Is [Spider-Man] a signal of things to come? Oh, yes. Absolutely. And we can’t wait to tell the world about it.
Ong said that there are a lot of plans to bring Marvel characters to games, but can’t reveal them right now. Marvel has existing partnership with Sony Interactive entertainment, Warner Bros, and Telltale Games. He said that there is a lot more to come which fans will hear more about later this year.
Ong said that Marvel aims to make best games possible for their superheroes, and that is why they are being very selective with whom to partner with.
One of the things we really focus on in terms of our new strategy is that we all believe that great games drive the brand and great games are what our fans really deserve. The question is, ‘How we can get there?’ The thing we landed on is to be really selective with who we partner with. Extremely selective. Right now I would say that out of every 10 opportunities we look at, we maybe do one.
Ong indicated that when Activision was in-charge of publishing the Spiderman games, those titles were tied to movie releases and annual release schedule. However, Marvel games does not want to just push the games to release to coincide with its movies.
We are absolutely obsessed about [quality]. That is our North Star. We always say ‘Great is not good enough. We’re going for truly epic.
It is good to see Marvel is taking the video game adaptations of its superheroes seriously. This ultimately means that fans can now expect best game experiences from their favorite superhero games.