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Where do superhero games go next, after their live-service stumbles?

This week on the Euro gamer Newscast

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, following the announcement of a new Batman Arkham game for Meta Quest VR headsets, we talk about the future of superheroes in video games.

At a time when superhero films feel at risk of real burnout, could similar happen in the video game space as well? And are we already seeing that, with repeated flops such as Marvel’s Avengers, Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League? Even the brilliant Marvel’s Midnight Sons failed to move the needle.

But is there hope on the horizon? With the live-service bubble burst, the next crop of games include single-player blockbusters such as Amy Hennig’s Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra plus a new Iron Man project from Star Wars: Squadrons studio EA Motive. And certainly, Sony’s Spider-Man games are managing to do the numbers. Joining me to discuss this week are Eurogamer’s Ed Nightingale and Victoria Kennedy.

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