Insomniac’s Wolverine game is reportedly targeting a mature rating and could release as soon as next year.
“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.”
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.”