Today, Marvel and Skydance New Media, the new interactive division of Skydance Media, have announced a new partnership for a new, AAA game. The new title will be a narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game with a completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe. This is Skydance New Media’s first project and is being led by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig, who formed the studio along with EA veteran Julian Break. The studio’s vision is to pioneer a new category of story-focused interactive entertainment- a groundbreaking convergence of games, film, and television.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 29, 2021
Skydance New Media has assembled a development team of developers with decades of AAA experience in action and adventure gaming, as well as a diverse team of creative consultants from the worlds of film, television, and comics. Marvel says “the Skydance New Media team is laser-focused on creating high fidelity, richly interactive experiences crafted for traditional gaming platforms as well as emerging streaming services and designed to be appealing, inviting, and accessible to a global audience.”
“Amy has been setting the bar for narrative adventure games for decades and we are happy to be collaborating with the talented and experienced New Media team at Skydance,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President & Head of Marvel Games. “Their ambition and vision for making innovative entertainment using beloved Marvel IP was obvious from our first meeting. We’re excited to share more with Marvel fans when the time is right.”
After holding our cards close to the vest for so long, we’re excited to finally be able to share the news! We’re having a blast working with @MarvelGames on our first project at @Skydance New Media, and can’t wait until we can share more. Excelsior! https://t.co/opj87SJwQ6
— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) October 29, 2021
“I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game,” said Hennig, President, Skydance New Media. “The Marvel universe epitomizes all the action, mystery and thrills of the pulp adventure genre that I adore and lends itself perfectly to an interactive experience. It’s an honor to be able to tell an original story with all the humanity, complexity, and humor that makes Marvel characters so enduring and enable our players to embody these heroes that they love.”
“We are enormously excited to be working inside the Marvel universe to craft a rich narrative of our own,” said Beak, Executive Vice President & GM, Skydance New Media. “Jay and his team at Marvel Games are helping us make the best experiences imaginable.”