"And if there is any indication from the past games, fans will most likely not see Marvel vs. Capcom 4" for years. Their sources also revealed that Marvel will (unsurprisingly) limit the number of X-Men in the game.
Despite some well known publications being confident that the game will be announced, it's unknown whether Marvel vs Capcom 4 could be another Sony exclusive like Street Fighter 5.
The reason for the X-Men culling is that Marvel does not have "full control" over the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties.
An online report has indicated Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is due out in 2017.
This past Thanksgiving weekend, rumors were a-buzz about a potential new entry in the Marvel vs Capcom franchise. But one of the biggest fighting games that epitomizes this classic genre of video games is Marvel vs. Capcom.
That said, fans of the series should fret no longer.
Marvel vs Capcom 4 is coming in 2017, according to insider sources
Marvel vs Capcom is crossover fighting series developed and published by Capcom.
Of course, fans of the Marvel vs. Capcom series will be happy to see a new installment regardless, even if they're forced to rethink which characters they utilize in combat. According to a story on Polygon, "multiple sources" have told them that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is in the works for release sometime next year.
The Polygon report lines up with what we've been hearing for a while as well. Indeed, characters like Groot and Ant-Man may make appearances, while mainstays like Wolverine and Magneto will be left behind.
We're not sure if the licensing issues will affect the characters available, like the whole X-Men and Deadpool franchise being licensed to Fox, while Sony owns Spider-Man, and Marvel/Disney everything else.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds first released in 2011, with Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 following shortly after that year. Now that doesn't mean a new game will have to wait, it only says resources stretched thin and lots of outsourcing would have to be done as it is on many games.