Marvel Ultimate Alliance fixes are "on the way" [Updated]

Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann says Activision will reveal details about coming updates in the near future.

Update: Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann said in a follow-up tweet that action is being taken to address at least some of the issues plaguing Marvel Ultimate Alliance and MUA2. There's no indication as to a timeline or what specifically will be fixed, but it's a start.

Original story:

The action-adventure Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and its sequel, MUA2, were recently re-released, which should have been happy news—the originals were pretty good stuff, after all. Alas, as James explains here, the ports turned out to be a “shoddy bargain bin redux” update of the originals that's “laughable” for the $60 bundle ($40 individually) they're being sold for on Steam. Ouch. 

There's not much to be done about their underlying foundation—a port of an old game will always be, at its core, an old game—but plentiful bugs and a half-assed effort are an entirely different matter, and on that front it sounds like there's something being done. Bill Rosemann, the creative director at Marvel Games and “your man at Marvel,” took to Twitter to assure people that their complaints are being heard.

"#UltimateAlliance fans, we hear you & are sharing your concerns w/ our friends @Activision!" he tweeted. "Please stay tuned!"

That's a far cry from “working furiously to get them fixed,” but it's a start. And according to GameInformer, at least one issue, involving Xbox One achievements that weren't properly unlocking, has been fixed. That doesn't do us any good, but it is a concrete indicator that the wheels are turning. I've emailed Activision to ask about more PC-specific happenings, and I'll update if and when I receive a reply.     

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As lead news writer during ‘merican hours, Andy covers the day-to-day events that keep PC gaming so interesting, exciting, and occasionally maddening. He’s fond of RPGs, FPSs, dungeons, Myst, and the glorious irony of his parents buying him a TRS-80 instead of an Atari so he wouldn't end up wasting his life on videogames.
We recommend