The recent ransomware attack on Insomniac Games has led to a significant leak concerning their upcoming project, Marvel's Wolverine. Analysis of the leaked code by a Reddit user named VISCERAL points to intriguing possibilities for the game. References to two clients needing synchronization suggest the incorporation of a multiplayer aspect, likely a cooperative mode given the story-driven nature of the game. This speculation diverges from the idea of a traditional 1v1 competitive mode, aligning more with the narrative focus of the game.
The leak, unprecedented in its scope, not only revealed early development builds of Marvel's Wolverine for PC but also indicated a shift in the release schedule. Initially expected in 2025, the game is now slated for a Fall 2026 release. This delay is attributed to Insomniac Games' simultaneous work on a standalone Venom game, projected to be similar in scale to Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and set for release in 2025.
Marvel's Wolverine game might have a co-op mode
Speculation about the potential character pairings in Wolverine's cooperative mode is rife. Spider-Man, the central figure in Insomniac's Marvel universe, is a likely candidate. However, the possibility of teaming up with an X-Man cannot be dismissed, especially considering Insomniac's plans for an X-Men game scheduled for launch in 2030.
In the wake of such substantial leaks, further delays in game development are often expected. Yet, Insomniac Games has publicly stated that the development of Marvel's Wolverine continues as planned. Emphasizing resilience, much like the character Logan, the studio assures fans that the game is in the early stages of production and will evolve significantly throughout its development.