sIt had been recently announced that EA Motive was going to be working on a AAA Iron Man game, but it looks like EA isn’t completely done with the Marvel IP yet.
As per Bloomberg, EA has struck a new agreement with Marvel to develop three games set in the Marvel franchise, and Iron Man marks the beginning of the deal. We don’t have many details on the other incoming games, but EA COO Laure Miele did have this to say:
“We have an intentional, deliberate strategy to have a balanced portfolio… There will be Marvel fans who don’t play other EA games.”
Though Marvel’s success in the box office has been unrivalled, the studio is yet to find that sweet formula to be able to break ground in video games. Square Enix had tried and failed with their Avengers game, but they did generate some good buzz with Guardians of the Galaxy. Some think that the franchise should go in the direction of story-driven, third-person platform shooters—much like The Last of Us or the Uncharted games.
This is just my own pitch, but I think a lot of fans would love an Overwatch-style hero shooter where they can pick characters and go up against others in teams. DC is yet to have that kind of property, and Marvel would have the luxury of not having to come up with an explosive, huge, narrative. Plus, the non-canon nature of the game could allow them to generate some MCU skins without the complexity of having it make sense.
I’m just saying, Paladins and Valorant have been doing pretty well despite being dubbed Overwatch clones.
No release date has been announced for EA’s Iron Man title.