Insomniac Games, creators of Marvel’s Spider-Man, have announced a new game in the works titled Marvel’s Wolverine. Although the project was revealed in a rather understated manner at the PlayStation showcase in September of 2021, many details remain unknown. Wolverine’s adamantium claws were on full display in the video, and fans have speculated about the setting from just a few seconds of footage.
Soon after its introduction, Marvel’s Wolverine became one of the most anticipated PS5 titles in development, but since then, we have not seen or heard much of the game. A start date for motion capture to bring the game to life was expected back in April.
In addition, it was stated that Special Ops: The Line author Walt Williams would be serving as the project’s narrative director. It is likely that Wolverine will not arrive until after Insomniac finishes development on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, another PS5 exclusive due out in 2023.
Trailer for Marvel’s Wolverine
Marvel’s Wolverine teaser trailer is 53 seconds of bliss. The story begins with our favorite adamantium-clawed Mutant sipping a short in the midst of a bloody, carnage-strewn bar. According to the folks at Newsarama, that watering hole is the Princess Bar, commonly known as Logan’s hangout on Madripoor (and maybe seen in Episode 3 of Falcon and The Winter Soldier). A fight breaks out, a knife is pulled, Logan pops his claws, and the screen goes black, signaling the beginning of the inevitable wait until we see more action.
Release Date of Marvel’s Wolverine
Unfortunately, there is no set timeframe or date for the release of Marvel’s Wolverine. But if we are setting expectations, you should brace yourself for a long wait. Insomniac presently has its hands filled with one team working on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and another on Marvel’s Wolverine, with the former aiming for a 2023 release timeframe.
Even Insomniac’s head of franchise strategy, Ryan Schneider, has said that the game is still “very early in development” (opens in new tab). While Marvel’s Wolverine could come in a comparable timeframe to Spider-Man 2, there’s a good likelihood that it’ll launch sometime later, primarily as Insomniac aims to give an “emotional narrative and cutting-edge gameplay.”
Can Wolverine, a game published by Marvel, be downloaded onto a PlayStation 4?
Unfortunately, Insomniac Games has revealed that Marvel’s Wolverine is debuting only upon the PS5. That means I’ll need to upgrade my console like many of you. I know it’s upsetting for anyone that wants to prolong their PS4’s lifespan. But don’t worry. There’s a strong chance that everyone will have upgraded at that point, as Marvel’s Wolverine isn’t planned to appear until 2024.
Marvel’s Wolverine development
Insomniac Games, creators of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, is working on Marvel’s Wolverine. Since being acquired by Sony and incorporated into the PlayStation Studios portfolio, the studio has experienced enormous growth, allowing it to produce numerous large-scale titles at once.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’s creative team leaders, Brian Horton and Cameron Christian will be in charge of this project’s development. What we are trying to express is that Logan is in good hands.
Marvel’s Wolverine gameplay predictions
The Marvel’s Wolverine video does make a point of stressing that the pictures we are seeing are “not actual gameplay,” but that isn’t to say we don’t have any concept of how it will play. Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet & Clank, and Spider-Man are just a few examples of Insomniac’s polished, action-packed third-person adventures.
However, Insomniac’s head of franchise strategy, Ryan Schneider, did say that “one of the key elements that drew us to him is surprisingly not that different from Spider-Man: Both heroes feel deeply compelled to defend people who are less able to do so” and that “In the vein of our Spider-Man games, our goal here is to not only respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also look for opportunities to make it feel fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit.”