Marvel Heroes is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as Marvel Heroes Omega

Remember all those rumors about Marvel Heroes maybe someday coming to console, right down to a screenshot of a possible console UI? It’s happening! Gazillion announced this morning that the game is porting over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this spring as “Marvel Heroes Omega.”

“On behalf of everyone at Gazillion, I’m excited to share news that we’re bringing Marvel Heroes Omega to PS4 this spring,” writes Gazillion Community Manager David Lee on the PlayStation blog. “So what is Marvel Heroes Omega? Marvel Heroes Omega doesn’t really fall into typical genre categories. It draws inspiration from both action-RPGs and MMOs, making it a truly unique blend of non-stop action and near limitless progression!”

According to the Q&A on the official forums, the game is also headed to the Xbox One, though it’ll release separately. Gazillion says it has no plans to transfer characters from PC to PS4; cross-platform play is not happening either. Closed beta will begin soon with lots of perks for paying PS members and an early access program too.

The game looks much narrower in focus, with only 38 of the MMO’s playable toons. “By narrowing our focus and scope, the Marvel Heroes team can ensure the best possible experience on console at launch,” says Gaz. “Don’t worry, we plan regular additions and updates!”

We’ve got the new images with the new logo and the trailer down below.

Source: PlayStation blog, Q&A. Thanks, James!
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Ryan Allgood

Not that I really expected crossplay, but still really disappointed there will be separate versions / servers.

I was going to try to get my boyfriend and a bunch of other friends to play this when it hit console, but now there is 0 point since we won’t be able to play together.

Well, at least this is something I can just completely ignore.

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rafael12104

Not the greatest news for PC MMORPGs in general as more go the way of console and all that that means.

But, for Marvel Hereos?

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Kurt Shadle

I guess that’s cool but I see no value at all as a current player. If there was cross platform play I’d have cared but there’s not.

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Nick Martin

Much like with Star Trek Online’s previous “to console” launch, this has no real value to the current player base. They already have my money, they won’t be getting it again on a different platform.

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Jack Pipsam

Increased revenue helps the game overall.

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dixa

i disagree. there was value to current sto players in the console launch – a fresh economy not run by one person with 98097908708709882342984230984 dil bots.

the nature of playstion/xbox accounts, their cost to access and console id’s makes it quite a bit more difficult for one person to have several dozen accounts all farming dil, flipping keys and controlling the direction of the economy making supply and demand a non-issue

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Bryan H

What’s really killed it for me was when they started retroactively changing the look of cosmetic items sold in the cash shop.

IMO you don’t change the look of a purely cosmetic item after customers have already paid for it.

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Armsbend

Dont they mean Marvel Heroes Omega 2017 [pending initial reviews]?

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Dug From The Earth

Well, at least we know why we still dont have so many promised and needed features in the game that cause it to feel way out of balance and wack currently

And of course, more herp derp reasons as to why cross platform isnt supported in yet another game.

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Richard de Leon III

You can blame the console makers for that imho. They need to pre-approve any patches or content before allowing it in their system.

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ihatevnecks

They also don’t want people playing a game on their consoles which have item sales that can be done outside their own markets, the primary reason you don’t see character/account transfers or copies in these ports. Someone playing MHO on PS4 who’s already running around with everything unlocked = lost revenue for Sony/MS (not to mention loss of extra sales for the game dev).

This is why Warframe only had one PS4 account snapshot back in its initial ‘beta’ on that console, and no transfers for Xbone, even though they’ve actually had software versions synced up before.

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Estranged

Good for them. More console goodness for me!

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Tithian

Gosh, what a surprise.

Glad to see they finally announced it though so that they can stop evading the subject (probably to not break NDAs).

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BalsBigBrother

Gosh I never saw that coming ever. Hope it is worth it for them and that they will continue to push thing to PC in a timely manner.