Marvel Universe Online officially canned

Do you remember when Microsoft announced it was cozying up with Marvel to deliver a MMORPG (created by City of Heroes and City of Villains developer Cryptic Studios) grounded in the latter’s universe consisting of iconic heroes and villains specifically for its Xbox 360 and PC?

Well, it’s no longer coming.

The project’s cancellation was officially confirmed by Microsoft’s Shane Kim at last week’s D.I.C.E. Summit.

"Microsoft and Marvel have decided to discontinue that project," said the head of Microsoft Game Studios. "It was a mutual decision."

Kim didn’t delve deep enough into the matter for us to know the exact reason why the project was canned, which raises a few questions.

The game was never discussed after it was announced, so is there a possibility that development never reached a point to where they had nothing to show?

Hopefully we’ll know sooner rather than later.

[Via GameSpot]


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