Marvel Creating Their Own MMORPG (Again)?

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Marvel Universe OnlineImage via Wikipedia

A new Marvel MMORPG is in the works, according to job listings seeking developers for the project that’s officially titled Marvel Universe Online.

This is the first specific mention of a “616″ universe game since plans to create a Marvel MMO got scrapped in 2008 and subsequently turned into Champions Online from Cryptic Studios.

News of a new Mighty Marvel MMO shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. It’s obvious that the organization has wanted to get into the MMO business for quite some time. The development company who published the job listing, Gargantuan Studios, is part of a Gazillion Entertainment who signed a 10-year deal to produce Marvel video games back in March.

Being an avid [Twitter] follower of several Marvel editorial staff members, I don’t recall a specific reference of this new MMO project either. However, since the development team isn’t even place, it’s possible that most of the initial groundwork wouldn’t be discussed in detail anyway.

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