Electronic Arts’ Motive Studio announced today that it is currently developing an Iron Man game in partnership with Marvel Games. The untitled game is a single-player, third-person action title, starring everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, player, and philanthropist: Tony Stark. Electronic Arts heralds this game as the first of several new games developed in a new partnership with Marvel.
According to the announcement, Motive Studio hopes to tap into the rich history of Iron Man and Tony Stark. The studio hopes to convey the “complexity, charisma and creative genius of Tony Stark, allowing players to feel what it’s like to actually play Iron Man”.
“We’re excited to partner with the talented team at Motive Studio to deliver their original vision of one of Marvel’s most important, powerful, and beloved characters,” said VP and CEO. creative director at Marvel Games Bill Rosemann said in the announcement. “Their experience of providing both a world of entertainment already and thrilling gameplay – combined with their genuine passion for the armor emblem – will drive our mission to deliver the love letter for a legendary hero in the form of the Last Iron Man video game.”
The Iron Man team at Motive Studio is led by executive producer Olivier Proulx, who recently produced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal. Proulx also worked as an executive producer on Marvel’s Avengers. He is joined by Ian Frazier (Star Wars: Squadrons, Mass Effect Andromeda), Maëlenn Lumineau (Immortals Fenyx Rising, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey) and JF Poirier (Star Wars: Squadrons, Star Wars: Battlefront II).
“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to make a video game based on one of the most iconic superheroes in entertainment today,” Proulx said in the announcement. “We have a great opportunity to create a new and unique story that we can call our own. Marvel is encouraging us to create something new. We have a lot of freedom. so this is very appealing to the group.”
Motive Studio’s Iron Man project is currently in pre-production, which means we might not see the game for quite some time. Motive Studio is currently working on the upcoming Dead Space remake, which is set to launch on January 27. Before that, Iron Man appeared in Iron Man VR, a title exclusive to PlayStation VR in 2020, and Marvel’s Avengers, a title for the 2020 live service team. Prior to that, Iron Man had starred in two console games developed by Sega based on the first two Iron Man Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. The character has also appeared in many games such as the Marvel vs. Capcom and coming Marvel’s Midnight Sun.
Oddly enough, this announcement nearly missed Disney and Marvel’s Games showcase at D23, where announced another Marvel three-A game starring Black Panther and Captain America. That game is being developed at Skydance New Media, under the leadership of industry-renowned Amy Hennig. For more on that game, stay ahead here.
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