Marvel Heroes Will Use Unreal Engine 3

by Joe Juba on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM


Free-to-play games aren't usually defined by outstanding graphics, but the upcoming Marvel Heroes is putting in some real effort by licensing Epic's popular engine.

Developer Gazillion Entertainment announced that the PC-exclusive MMO will use Unreal Engine 3. Does that mean that all of the game's classic heroes (including Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man) are going to look like bald space marines? It's probably too early to say, but yes.

Unreal Engine has plenty of credibility, but the gameplay is what will determine the success of Marvel Heroes. As a free-to-play, microtransaction-driven, browser-based MMO, odds aren't great that it will muster much goodwill from hardcore gamers.