Electronic Arts has announced a long-term agreement with Marvel Games to develop “at least three» new adventure games for consoles and PC, each with its own story in the Marvel Universe. The first game under this partnership is Motive’s Iron Man, announced in September.
“We’ve been longtime fans of Marvel and their impressive leadership, so this is a great moment for our developers as well as our players and fans,” Electronic Arts COO Laura Miele said in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming Marvel into the EA family of creators and we know this collaboration will bring an exceptional experience to our players. We can’t wait to see how players react when they dress up as Iron Man and do the incredible things this superhero is known for.”
Marvel Games Executive Vice President Joy Ong added:
“At Marvel, we strive to find best-in-class teams that can take our characters on heroic journeys like never before, and working with Electronic Arts will help us do just that. We pride ourselves on collaborating with developers with passion and creativity, so they have the freedom to create something completely unique and truly remarkable. The Motive team is embarking on this with their Iron Man video game and we can’t wait for players to learn more in the future.”
The Iron Man game will feature an original story, which Electronic Arts says, “draws on the character’s rich history, revealing the complexity, charisma and creative genius of Tony Stark and allowing players to experience what it’s like to truly play as Iron Man.”. The development team is led by Olivier Proulx, whose past experience includes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He was joined by industry veterans such as Jan Fraser, Melenne Lumineau and J.F. Poirier.