Insomniac’s Wolverine game is reportedly targeting a mature rating
The in-development Marvel game could release as early as late 2024, it’s claimed
Insomniac’s Wolverine game is reportedly targeting a mature rating and could release as soon as next year.
That’s according to Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb, who shared supposed details on the in-development project during a live stream on Thursday.
“Hard R is what they’re going for… that’s one of the concepts that I’ve heard,” Grubb said. “I think an M-rated Wolverine could work, I think an M-rated superhero game could work, and this is probably the right character.”
He later added: “They will [also] avoid having any links or anything that evokes the Fox movies – they want it to stand on its own. I was trying to nail down the setting and have heard it will start before he joins the X-Men, which also makes sense for a Wolverine game…
“Maybe the surprising thing for me is that I’ve heard two different dates… I’ve heard as early as fall 2024, which would be wild. Insomniac is putting out Spider-Man 2 this fall… I’ve also heard internally they’re still very much talking about 2025, so let’s not be surprised if that’s what happens.
“But if anyone can pull off releasing two major, triple-A, massive games in back-to-back years, it is Insomniac.”
The Wolverine game was announced during a PlayStation Showcase event in September 2021, as was Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2, at which point it claimed the title was in “very early development”.
The game will be a standalone title directed by Brian Horton and Cameron Christian, who were the creative leads on Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Announcing the Wolverine game, Insomniac’s head of franchise strategy and studio relations Ryan Schneider said: “In the vein of our Spider-Man games, our goal here is to not only respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also look for opportunities to make it feel fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit.
“Even though Marvel’s Wolverine is very early in development, from what I’ve seen of its emotional narrative and cutting-edge gameplay, the team is already creating something truly special.”