Monday, July 25, 2022
A single-player open world Black Panther game is reportedly in the works at EA, according to fresh rumours flying around online. According to said rumours, the project is being produced at EA's new Seattle studio, led up by former Monolith VP and Studio Head, Kevin Stephens.
“It is a single-player game, it is in very early development, and the game starts with Black Panther being dead,” Giant Bomb journo Jeff Grubb stated during the Game Mess Mornings stream. Apparently, the game will be looking to capitalise on the success of Respawn's resolutely single-player Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is getting a sequel named Jedi: Survivor, potentially due to drop in 2023.
“The player is going to take on the challenges of becoming the new Black Panther and that seems to be the set-up for the game,” Grubb added (via Eurogamer). “They’re looking at making this a big open-world Black Panther game." According to Grubb, the details he's gleaned about the project come from an internal EA pitch, for what is currently known as ‘Project Rainier’, referring to Mount Rainier in the studio's home of Seattle.
Grubb adds that EA's Black Panther title is in "very early development", and with ex-Monolith man Stephens at the helm, it could incorporate some DNA from the Shadow of Mordor games, which wouldn't be a bad thing. However, with no official confirmation of EA's Black Panther project, and it apparently being in the early phases of development, an announcement will presumably be some way off.
If you're desperate for some Black Panther action in the interim, then the War for Wakanda expansion for Marvel's Avengers might help tide you over.
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