Black Panther Game Officially In The Works From New EA AAA Studio

Published: July 10, 2023 9:30 AM /


A Black Panther game logo together with the logos of Marvel and Cliffhanger Games

EA and Marvel Games have announced a brand new Black Panther game. The third-person single-player adventure is being developed by Cliffhanger Games, a brand new AAA studio based out of Seattle and headed up by ex-Monolith Productions staffer Kevin Stephens.

Announcing the new game on its website, EA describes Cliffhanger's mission as an attempt to build "an expansive and reactive world" that lets you experience life as Wakanda's protector. The game will feature an "epic world" that Stephens describes as a "sandbox", although it isn't clear whether he's describing the richness of the setting for the development team or the gameplay.

Cliffhanger's staffers include folks who've worked on games like Middle-earth: Shadow of MordorHalo Infinite, and God of War, as well as Call of Duty. Stephens says the team is working with Marvel Games to ensure "attention to detail and authenticity", so if you're a Black Panther fan, this should hopefully be the definitive Wakanda experience.

A shot from the fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, showing Black Panther in heavy armor
Black Panther has appeared in other Marvel games, but Cliffhanger's newly-announced project will be his first starring role in gaming.

Rumors started swirling about this project all the way back in July last year, and it turns out that those rumors were true, all the way down to the project being helmed by Kevin Stephens and published by EA. According to those rumors, the game will indeed be an open-world experience, so it looks like you may well be able to explore Wakanda at your leisure.

Unfortunately, we don't know much else about the upcoming Black Panther game right now. EA and Cliffhanger say they're "early in development" and that there's "a long road ahead" for the project, so it could be a little while before we hear from it again.

In the meantime, if you want to contribute to the development of Black Panther, you can check out Cliffhanger's new careers page; no openings are available right now, but the studio says it'll be looking for a range of "diverse voices and perspectives" to work on project over the next few years. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more on this promising game.

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