Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite producer on missing X-Men; pushing characters in MCU
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, the latest in the popular fighting series from Capcom, is releasing this September. Only, the X-Men won’t be joining the party.
According to director of production, Michael Evans, that’s because people playing the game may not remember X-Men characters. In a recent interview with GameSpot, here’s what Evans said:
“…we talked with Marvel very closely about their future roadmap, about what’s gonna be happening. Your modern Marvel fan, maybe they don’t even remember some of the X-Men characters, but they know some of the Guardians characters or Black Panther. You know what I mean? Captain Marvel may seem like a strange pick, but she’s fantastic. She fits the gameplay. She fits the story, and they’re gonna be really pushing her as a strong female lead all the way up into the movie. We’re trying to take everything into account and choose the best characters.”
So, the roster is lining up with the MCU? They (being Marvel) are strongly going to be pushing her and that was a big decision for including Captain Marvel in the game, wasn’t it?
However, there’s an issue with that. Earlier in the interview, Evans had this to say:
“So we talked a lot about the cinematic feel of the game. That said, the game is not based on the MCU. It’s a completely original game.”
In short, the characters won’t be showing up because we won’t remember them, probably.