A Marvel vs. Capcom 3 producer reveals on Twitter that there are currently no plans for Marvel vs. Capcom 4, despite he and his team's desire to see it happen.
Fighting game fans have received some strong titles recently, including Mortal Kombat X and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, but there’s one franchise many gamers are interested in seeing more from: Marvel vs. Capcom. It’s been five years since the latest Marvel vs. Capcom title, and many gamers have been speculating about Marvel vs. Capcom 4 for a few months now.
Unfortunately, it looks like another title in the Marvel vs. Capcom series is a ways away, if one is to even happen at all. It seems gamers have been asking about another sequel to the franchise so much, that a producer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 spoke out via Twitter to let fans know there’s nothing in the works at the moment.
The producer, Ryota Niitsuma, went on to thank fans for their dedication and interest in a sequel to the popular fighting game series. He noted he would love to see the game come to life, but that there’s nothing happening on that front at the moment. And if history is any guide, gamers likely won’t see much on Marvel vs Capcom for many years.
It took 11 years for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to come out after the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Part of the time delay was a shift from 2D graphics to 3D, but as most gamers would expect, such technical changes don’t require a decade to complete. Rather, it seems the licensing took time to complete.
With a game like Marvel vs. Capcom, there is undoubtedly a great deal that needs to be negotiated when it comes to the many characters that are included in the crossover game. With the success Marvel has seen the last few years, it could be even harder now to license the top characters for a Marvel vs. Capcom game than it was in 2011 for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. With that in mind, and with the Marvel brand in particular expanding rapidly, there may not be another Marvel vs. Capcom game anytime soon, if ever.
That said, the possibility for another Marvel vs. Capcom game depends heavily on Marvel’s team and their willingness to license out the brand. Telltale Games is working on a Marvel game, which was recently confirmed to feature Guardians of the Galaxy, so there definitely seems to be some opportunity when it comes to using the brand in games. Hopefully fighting game fans will see a new Marvel vs. Capcom game sooner rather than later.
Would you like to see Marvel vs. Capcom 4? Do you think Marvel will allow another game in the franchise?