Oculus Says Marvel VR Still Coming 2018 After Avengers Absence

by David Jagneaux • May 17th, 2018

Two of the year’s biggest films (Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War) have come and gone from their premiere dates raking in hundreds of millions of dollars each. Following the relative flop that was DC’s Justice League, Marvel appears to be on top of the cinematic super hero world right now. But despite it all, you’d never know a big, exclusive, Marvel VR game is coming to the Oculus Rift sometime this year (supposedly) unless you just happened to follow the industry more closely than most.

After being announced almost a full year ago with only a handful of character announcements and a brief Comic Con appearance since, we’d started to worry about the likelihood that Marvel Powers United VR would ever see the light of day. It’s been months of silence after all.

Marvel Powers United VR is in development by Sanzaru Games, the same team behind other Rift titles like VR Sports Challenge and Ripcoil, in collaboration with Marvel and Oculus Studios. At a recent preview event for upcoming Rift games like Defector we got the chance to ask about Marvel’s status. Specifically, is it still happening?

According to Mike Doran, Oculus Studios Executive Producer on Marvel Powers United VR, there is no reason to worry:

“Everyone’s hard at work on MARVEL Powers United VR and we’re looking forward to its release later this year.”

Unfortunately that’s all they’ve got to say about that. No firm date, no milestones to mention, and no new characters. It feels odd that two of Marvel’s most successful movies to date would release without even a whiff of marketing for Powers United VR attached, but that’s the world we live in.

Are you still looking forward to Marvel Powers United VR? Fingers crossed we get to see more at E3 next month. Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below!

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  • NooYawker

    I need this game. But it would suck if it’s a Facebook exclusive.

    • Tommy

      Oculus recently stated they no longer want to have system exclusives…..we’ll see

      • Steve Biegun

        *A person at Oculus publicly stated* that devs should not be exclusive to Oculus. Has there been indication that Facebook wants to open it all up? I really hope so – maybe I’ve missed some news stories.

  • Tommy

    I don’t even need that many characters. Just give me Deadpool and Hulk and I’m good to go.
    The game is looking really good too! I saw a long video of Thor gameplay and I can wait!!

  • Jim P

    It’s exclusive because FB is paying for the game to be made.i would love to have Wipeout but it’s paid by PlayStation.

  • PJ

    Looks like Robo Recall with a marvel skin to be honest .

    Still intrigued, but far from hyped