Daybreak's Marvel MMO Has Been Canceled

Daybreak’s Marvel MMO Has Been Canceled

Dimensional Ink Games’ Marvel massively multiplayer online game wasn’t exactly officially announced, but it has been officially canceled. Parent company Enad Global 7 canned the unnamed MMO to focus on its other games like The Lord of the Rings Online and DC Universe Online, as well as its own “new game opportunities.”

As spotted by GamesRadar, EG7 explained this shift to its other games in a post on its website. (For additional context, EG7 is Daybreak’s parent company and Dimensional Ink is a subsidiary of Daybreak Games.)

“Based on the re-evaluation of the development risk profile, size of investment, and the long-term product portfolio strategy for the group, the board has decided to change the development priorities and reallocate resources within the group to focus on alternative long-term projects,” reads the post. “The company had planned to invest more than SEK 500 [Swedish krona] million in the Marvel project over the next three years. The company will now diversify this investment across multiple, smaller size projects within the group, including the previously announced major upgrades to The Lord of the Rings Online and DC Universe Online, and new game opportunities with our first party, original IPs.”

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This game wasn’t announced with a trailer or teaser image, but through a financial report. It spoke plainly about Marvel MMO that was being developed at Dimensional Ink Studios in Austin, Texas and how it was being led by Jack Emmert, who also worked on DCUO and City of Heroes. Emmert recently left the company and became the CEO of Jackalope Games, a studio under Chinese conglomerate NetEase, which could have possibly signaled this cancelation.

This is also the second time this game has been axed, since Daybreak Games supposedly canceled its last Marvel MMO after a bout of layoffs. A few pieces of art from that game found their way to the internet in 2019.

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