EA today confirmed a new in-house studio that it helped set up alongside its first project: a third-person, single-player Black Panther game. The team is called Cliffhanger Games and is based in Seattle led by Kevin Stephens, former VP and studio head of Monolith Productions (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War). Working closely with Marvel Games, the studio has already recruited God of War veterans and hello series
while talking to GamesIndustry.biz, studio lead Kevin Stephens said: “We want our game to enable players to feel how it qualifies for the Black Panther mantle in unique, story-driven ways, and we want Cliffhanger to be our team games. To empower everyone as we collaborate. To bring this amazing world to life.” The game is still early in development, but the team is said to be working toward “an experienced team with diverse voices and perspectives,” which is essential for “a superhero as important as Black Panther.” No platform has been announced for the game at the time of writing.
This isn’t the first Black Panther game announced in recent years, as it’s been confirmed that Amy Hennig’s studio is also using the superhero in a title alongside Captain America. This is a separate project that EA announced today, but the above has been rumored for some time. Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb first shared about the project from EA around this time last year, where he also noted that it would be an open world experience.
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