There’s a persistent rumor that EA is working on an Iron Man game, but this year’s D23 celebration came and went with no news about the project. Instead, EA decided to make the announcement on its own terms: the game is real and is currently in pre-production.
EA announced the Iron Man game on its website. The project currently has no name, but it’s being developed at EA Motive (the same studio that launched Dead Space remake in January). The team will be led by Executive Producer Olivier Proulx, who is from Eidos Montreal. Proulx previously worked on other Marvel video game adaptations such as Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. “It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to make a video game based on one of the most iconic superheroes in entertainment today,” said Proulx. “We have an amazing opportunity to create a new and unique story to call our own.”
What that story will entail, we don’t know much beyond Motive’s elevator pitch. The game will feature an original narrative that draws on Iron Man’s rich history, which channels the complexity, charisma and creative genius of Tony Stark and allows players to feel what it is like to really play as Iron Man. From this description we can at least surmise that the game will feature flight mechanics – EA’s Anthem may not have been a success, but its flight style suits Iron Man perfectly.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that another Marvel game is in development. This isn’t even the first to focus on Tony Stark – Marvel’s Iron Man VR released in 2020. Other ongoing work includes the Amy Hennig-led game Captain America and Black Panther, which was actually teased at D23. Insomniac, who brought us the wonderful PlayStation Spider-Man games, is also working on a Wolverine game.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/a-new-iron-man-game-is-in-development-from-motive-studio-and-marvel-entertainment A new Iron Man game is in development by EA Motive and Marvel Entertainment