If you expected these recent rumors about a Blade game developed by Ubisoft to be true, we have some bad news.
Supposedly tying into the upcoming Blade movie next year for Marvel’s Phase 5, rumors originated with actor Edwin Gaffney. After posting two photos on Instagram in a motion capture suit with the hashtag #ubisoftgames, the second photo shows a clapperboard saying “Marvel”.
Although these were posted three weeks ago, it only gained attention after being discovered by the YouTuber. JorRaptor. However, while we’re usually used to seeing publishers simply state “no comment” when it comes to rumors, Ubisoft has flatly denied it. Issuing a brief statement on twitter (opens in new tab)confirmed:
“Sorry to cut the rumours, we’re not making a Blade game, but we can’t wait to see what our friends at @MarvelStudios have in store for next year’s movie!”
Sorry to cut the rumours, we’re not making a Blade game, but we can’t wait to see what our friends at @MarvelStudios have in store for next year’s movie!August 22, 2022
It’s worth noting that this doesn’t mean Ubisoft isn’t working on any Marvel games. In recent years, we’ve seen the French publisher announce projects based on other licensed properties, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and a Star Wars open-world game. We speculate that even with that denial, we could still see something of them, but not necessarily Blade.
It’s not the only Marvel game we’ve seen
It will no doubt disappoint some that we are not getting a Blade game, there is still so much more to come. Along with revealed games like Marvel’s Wolverine and Midnight Suns, giant bomb (opens in new tab)Jeff Grubb recently stated that EA is currently working on two new Marvel games, one of which is supposedly for Black Panther.
While Grubb isn’t sure what the other one is, known leaker Tom Henderson (opens in new tab) believes this is an Iron Man game. Coincidentally, we recently discovered that a game other than Avalanche Studios’ Iron Man was canceled after two years of development. Talking to MinnMax at Youtubestudio co-founder Christofer Sundberg confirmed that Disney wanted to shorten development by a year, leading to the cancellation.
Still, if you can’t wait that long for new Marvel games, we’ve seen quite a few coming to PC and consoles in recent years. Between Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Marvel’s Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy, there are plenty of options to keep fans busy until (hopefully) we get this new Blade game.