Ubisoft shuts down Marvel’s Blade online game rumor

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Ubisoft is likely to be creating licensed video games like Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, however we now know that Marvel’s Blade isn’t on the listing. A rumor was circulating that Ubisoft may very well be engaged on a online game adaptation of the upcoming Blade film, however Ubisoft has shut that down.

The firm made issues very clear on Twitter. “Sorry to slice up the rumors,” it reads. “We’re not making a Blade game, but we can’t wait to see what our friends at Marvel Studios are cooking up for next year’s movie!” There’s no ambiguity there. The rumor itself started when actor Edwin Gaffney (who appeared as Ben Collins in Detroit: Become Human) posted motion-capture set photographs on Instagram. One image confirmed a scene slate with the phrase “marvel,” and since Gaffney tagged Ubisoft within the publish, folks began speculating. Whatever challenge Gaffney was engaged on, it wasn’t Blade.

Sorry to slice up the rumors, we’re not making a Blade game however we will not wait to see what our buddies at @MarvelStudios are cooking up for subsequent yr’s film!

— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) August 22, 2022

It’s not exhausting to think about a Blade online game being made; it virtually designs itself as Ghost of Tsushima- or Dynasty Warriors-style title crammed to the brim with sword fight. Of course, there are many Marvel online game initiatives already within the works. Insomniac’s PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man 2 involves thoughts, particularly since Spider-Man Remastered simply received a PC launch. Insomniac is engaged on a Wolverine online game as effectively — that’s additionally in growth for PlayStation 5.

As for the film Blade, that’s due out subsequent yr. It’s somewhat over a yr away as of the time of this writing, actually: it hits theaters on November 3, 2023. A online game companion to the film wouldn’t be stunning, however on the very least, we all know it received’t be coming from Ubisoft.

The studio nonetheless has rather a lot happening, nonetheless. It’ll be showcasing a number of upcoming video games throughout Gamescom, which kicks off very quickly. In reality, Opening Night Live airs Tuesday, August 23 at 7 PM BST / 2 PM ET / 11 AM ET. Good factor Ubisoft received out forward of the Blade rumor.