Many more DCEU-based video games may be on the way now that James Gunn and Peter Safran are at the helm. However, according to Comicbook.com, the dynamic duo could be bucking tradition regarding the typical video game tie-ins.
James Gunn wants to stray from the typical direct movie tie-in we used to see all the time with superhero games. The new co-CEO of DC explained the new direction as “it’s not like we’re going to have Superman come out and then have the Superman game come out. “It’s more like we have the Superman come out and then two years later we have Supergirl coming out, so what’s the story in between there? Is there a Krypto game that we can play that comes in between, that’s still set in the world with these characters, but that is its own thing?”
Gunn’s idea sounds great on paper, but how much space will DC leave between each video game, show, and movie? A giant connected multimedia universe like this must be carefully coordinated. Game development is both costly and time-consuming. If TV shows and movie releases are in rapid succession, the odds are that the quality of the games would be less than AAA.
Then again, if DC were to rely more on the mobile gaming market for this, it could work. For example, collectible card games or small-scale RPGs might offer enough flexibility to tell, as Gunn puts it, to tell an in-between story “that’s still set in the world with these characters, but that is its own thing.”
I can already hear the PC and console gamers groan about mobile gaming. Trust me, I sympathize. However, I’d rather have a few excellent AAA titles that connect to the new DCEU than a plethora of by-the-numbers phone games.
What are your thoughts on the new direction James Gunn and Peter Safran want to take the world of Detective Comics in? Let us know in the comments section below.[Source: ComicBook.com]
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