Excitement has been building since the surprise reveal of Marvel’s Blade at The Game Awards, promising the ultimate vampire-slaying superhero experience. However, it seems the wait for this highly anticipated game may be longer than expected, with recent rumors hinting at a potential release window as late as 2027.
The announcement trailer showcased a “mature, single-player, third-person game” featuring the legendary half-man, half-vampire Daywalker, Eric Brooks. But it provided minimal details beyond the game’s development by Arkane Lyon, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed hits Dishonored and Deathloop, and its publication by the now-Microsoft-owned Bethesda Softworks. Surprisingly, the game is set in a vampire-ravaged Paris rather than the anticipated New York.
Speculation about the release date has been rampant since the announcement, with fans eager to know when they can dive into the vampire-slaying action. However, a recent rumor, shared by Jeff Grubb on the XboxEra Podcast, suggests an internal target of 2027 for Marvel’s Blade. The podcast members discussed the possibility of the game serving as a launch title for the next generation of Xbox consoles, given the absence of platform details in the trailer.
If the rumor holds true, this would mark a six-year gap since Arkane Lyon’s last project, Deathloop. There’s also speculation that Marvel’s Blade could be a cross-gen release, supporting both the current Xbox Series S/X consoles and the next generation of the Microsoft-owned gaming platform.
However, it’s essential to approach these rumors with caution and perhaps a grain of salt, as nothing has been officially confirmed. The absence of platform information in the trailer also leaves room for speculation in that sector, and there’s a chance that the game may not even be exclusive to Xbox, contrary to popular belief given Bethesda’s involvement.
Keep your excitement in check, and remember to take these rumors with a grain of salt until we get concrete details. Stay tuned to Gamer Haul for all the latest updates on Marvel’s Blade, and let’s hope the wait is worth every thrilling moment when the game finally arrives!