DC Studios head James Gunn has elaborated a bit more on how video games will fit into the new cinematic universe. Superhero games have evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. In the early 2000s, many of the biggest movies were tied to the various superhero movies coming out in rapid succession. So we got classics like spider man 2 And X-Men origin: Wolverine. However, some developers have figured out how to crack the code and create some really prestigious standalone games like the Batman Arkham series and later, Marvel’s Spider Man. Movie tie-in games are largely a thing of the past as gaming has changed a lot since then and instead developers are focused on telling their own original stories.
However, James Gunn recently confirmed that he plans to integrate new video games into the upcoming TV shows and movies DC is making. However, the plan is much more ambitious than movie tie-in games. Instead, he has noted that they will create new stories within games that can bridge the gaps between movies and fill in the blanks in some of these stories. Taking to Twitter today, Gunn noted that those who don’t play video games can still follow the ongoing DC story through just the movies and TV show. He also noted that they have started planning their games and pushing back on how long some fans think games take to make. Gunn claimed it could take about four years to make an AAA game, meaning we could see the first game in this DC universe in 2027.
First of all, that’s an exaggeration of the time – it’s closer to four years when you put it all together. Secondly, we are already further than planned, so it’s good!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 4, 2023
If that turns out to be true, it would be right in the middle of the DC slate that is expected to kick off in 2025 with Superman: Legacy. At this point we have no idea what the first game will be, but hopefully it will rival the other big superhero games coming out this generation.
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