Over the past few months Marvel games such as Marvel vs Capcom 3, Dead Pool and X-Men Arcade have been pulled off digital stores such as Steam, XBLA, and PSN, if you have been wondering why, it looks like Marvel is trying to build up a connected universe. Marvel already has a connected universe in movies some what with Thor, Captain America, and the Iron Man films filling out The Avengers, but cant included X-Men and Spider-Man films due to being under different Film Studios.
“You might have noticed that certain similarities and threads touch from one game to the next,” said TQ Jefferson, Marvel’s VP of games, regarding new developments in Marvel’s gaming space. “Much like you see in publishing and film, we’re trying to build a gaming universe connected by common elements and narrative into a larger gaming initiative.”
The two-year-old “Avengers Alliance,” which started as a free Facebook app, now has more than 50 million players. It’s still free to play and now available on four gaming platforms. Jefferson said the much-anticipated Chapter 5 will debut soon. Source Variety.com