Just a little over a month ago, EA generated some buzz worthy headlines when they announced that they were partnering with Marvel to develop a AAA, single-player Iron Man game at their EA Motive studio. The project was also revealed to be headed by none other than Olivier Proulx, who was a Senior Producer on 2021’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We learned today that Iron Man isn’t the only Marvel title in the mega publisher’s pipeline, it’s in fact one in a trio of video games that will arrive at unspecified dates in the future. From EA:
Today, we announced we will collaborate with Marvel on a long-term deal to develop at least three new action adventure games that will be available for consoles and PC. Each of these games will be their own original stories set in the Marvel universe with the first title in development being a single-player, third-person, action-adventure Iron Man game coming out of Motive Studios.
“We have been long-time fans of Marvel and their impressive leadership, so this is a remarkable moment for our developers as well as our players and fans,” said Laura Miele, COO at EA.
“We look forward to welcoming Marvel into the EA family of creators and know this collaboration will produce exceptional experiences for our players. We can’t wait to see players’ reactions when they suit up as Iron Man and do the extraordinary things this Super Hero is known for.”
“At Marvel, we strive to find best-in-class teams who can take our characters on heroic journeys in ways they haven’t before, and collaborating with Electronic Arts will help us achieve that,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President at Marvel Games. “We pride ourselves on being enthusiastic, creative collaborators with developers so they have the freedom to create something deeply unique and truly remarkable. The team at Motive is getting started on that with their Iron Man video game and we can’t wait for players to learn more in the far future.”
Speculation began about EA working with Marvel prior to the unveiling of EA’s first Marvel collaboration that they were working on both Iron Man and Black Panther. One of those we now know to be true. If one of the trio is indeed Black Panther, it will be the second game to star the Wakandian superhero. Though they have to share the spotlight, Skydance New Media, headed up by Uncharted director Amy Hennig, has an untitled Black Panther/Captain America team-up game in the works that had teaser footage shown off at this year’s D23 event.