Marvel's Wolverine game announced for PS5

Spider-Man developer Insomniac is working on a Wolverine game for Sony's new console.

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Spider-Man developer Insomniac is making a Wolverine game for PS5.


Spider-Man and Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac is working on a Wolverine game for the PS5. The title was announced as part of the September PlayStation Showcase stream.

No further details were revealed during the presentation, but the game is "very early in development" and is being directed by Brian Horton and Cameron Christian. While no story details were shared, the head of PlayStation, Hermen Hulst, teased that Wolverine will take players on "an emotional and suspenseful journey" into the character.

"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," Insomniac head of franchise strategy, Ryan Schneider, wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

Insomniac is well versed in the Marvel universe. The studio developed the critically and commercially successful Spider-Man game for the PS4, as well as the spinoff Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which launched alongside the PS5 in November 2020.

Wolverine wasn't the only new game from Insomniac revealed during the PlayStation Showcase. Toward the end of the presentation, we also got our first look at Spider-Man 2, a full-fledge sequel. Details about that game are also currently scant, but it's slated to launch for the PS5 sometime in 2023, and Venom will play a role.

We got a look at a few other exciting games during the PlayStation Showcase, including God of War: Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7. The latter is slated to launch in March 2022.