Electronic Arts is investing in Stark Tech. Earlier today, the video game company announced that it’s developing an Iron Man game through Motive Studio – who recently released Star Wars: Squadrons – in partnership with Marvel Games. The game, a “single-player, third-person, action-adventure,” is currently in pre-production, with no release window announced. Olivier Proulx will head the creative team, which includes Ian Frazier, Maëlenn Lumineau, and JF Poirier. The Iron Man game will feature an original story that “taps into the rich history of Iron Man” and let players “feel what it’s like to truly play as Iron Man.”
The prospect of an Iron Man game is tantalizing, but it could easily crash and burn when it’s finally finished. Electronic Arts makes a big deal of Olivier Proulx’s work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which was well-received, but doesn’t once mention his involvement in Marvel’s Avengers, which was… less so. But their minimizing of the latter indicates that they know people didn’t like it, and their talk about playing as Iron Man comes off as a reassurance that this won’t be a bait-and-switch Riri Williams game or something. And since the Iron Man game is going to be “the first of several new games” from Motive Studio and Marvel Games, they don’t want to start off with a failure.
Are you looking forward to the Iron Man game? What features and gameplay would you like to see? Will they be relaxed enough about the Chinese video game market to let Iron Man fight the Mandarin? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Geeks + Gamers for more promising video game announcements that make fans clench as much as they smile!