Insomniac Games is, in some ways, carrying Sony’s first-party this generation – and it may not be done just yet. Fresh from the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 just a few weeks ago, fans think they’ve discovered the release year of Marvel’s Wolverine: 2024. That would make back-to-back tentpole AAA titles from the Burbank studio.
The speculation comes courtesy of a concept artist’s Artstation profile, which doesn’t make it the most reliable source. However, industry commentator Jeff Grubb has speculated in the past that the anticipated exclusive may be targeting 2024 – although he suggested it could eventually be pushed into 2025. It certainly sounds like the studio could be aiming for a launch next year if possible.
Perhaps craziest of all is that this release year is feasible. Insomniac Games has two teams, and so the personnel behind titles like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been moved over to Marvel’s Wolverine. That means it’s already been working on the title in parallel with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Also of note is that the same resume mentions a 2025 target release date for Bend Studio’s next project. We know this won’t be a sequel to Days Gone, but will instead build upon the concepts explored in that game, and should be one to look forward to in the not-too distant future. Our biggest hope is that Sony comes out swinging soon and actually gives us a glimpse of what to expect from these titles.