EA and Marvel Games have announced that a new Iron Man game is in the works and is currently in pre-production.
The announcement was made via the official EA website where info on the upcoming Marvel title was revealed. While the game is still in the early stages of development, it was confirmed that it will be a single-player, third-person, action-adventure game that will let players take on the role of Tony Stark.
Directing the game is Olivier Proulx who has worked on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, development of the game will be handled by Motive Studio, EA’s game studio that created Star Wars Squadrons, and the current developer of the Dead Space remake.
According to the announcement, the game “will feature an original narrative that taps into the rich history of Iron Man, channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark, and enabling players to feel what it’s like to truly play as Iron Man.”
Given this description, we expect to see this Iron Man game put a big focus on flight and exploration. Hopefully something like Anthem’s system but better and tuned more for a single-player experience.
Regarding the game, Bill Rosemann, Vice President and Creative Director at Marvel Games said:
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at Motive Studio to bring their original vision of one of Marvel’s most important, powerful and beloved characters. Their experience delivering both established entertainment worlds and thrilling gameplay — combined with their authentic passion for the armored icon — will fuel our quest to deliver a love letter to a legendary hero in the form of the ultimate Iron Man video game.”
While not all Marvel games are hits, the trend is that recent Marvel titles that focus on being a single-player experience tend to do well. Such is the case with Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man and Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Given this, we’re hoping that this Iron Man game will live up to the expectations. Though it’ll be a while before we see it as it’s still in the pre-production phase.