Marvel and EA agreed to make “at least” three Marvel-themed video games as part of a contract. The first one will be “Iron Man,” which will be available on consoles and PC.
EA said that it had signed a deal with Marvel to make three action games based on the Marvel Universe. The company says that each one will have its own story and will be available on consoles and PC. The first contract is for three titles, one of which is Iron Man. In the future, it may be possible to add more titles.
The people who made FIFA and Battlefield wrote a blog post with more information about the deal. Aside from the usual statements from executives, in which each one says he’s happy or excited because he’s always been a fan of Marvel, the announcement says it’s about three action-adventure games. The projects will be focused on PCs and desktop consoles, but the platforms are not yet known.
Iron Man, which was announced at the end of September and will be made by EA Motive, is the first game on the list. During the announcement, it was said that the next game based on the popular character would be a single-player story-driven experience. The Iron Man game will be played from a third-person perspective and will be an action-adventure game, which is a better genre than the VR proposal that came out a few months ago on PlayStation.
Even though we don’t know if all three games will be single-player, we do know that they are all in the same genre. Jay Ong, the executive vice president of Marvel Games, said that his company will work as a creative collaborator, but developers will be free to make something “deeply unique and truly remarkable.”
After Star Wars, Marvel trusts EA
EA CEO Laura Miele said that the company has been a fan of Marvel for a long time and that this partnership will give players “exceptional experiences.” Marvel said that they always try to find the best gear so that their heroes can go on adventures that have never been seen before. EA is the best partner for the Disney subsidiary to do this, and EA has given it the thumbs up.
Even though it’s too early to get excited, EA hasn’t had a good track record in the past few years. Star Wars is the best example of this as it has an exclusive license. Which led to the disaster that was Star Wars Battlefront and its sequel. Even though Jedi: Fallen Order was a surprise hit. However, the previous failures were enough for Disney to let other developers work on the franchise.
With the new deal with Marvel, EA has a chance to make a name in licensed games. Iron Man will follow in the footsteps of Jedi: Fallen Order. Olivier Proulx who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, was hired. EA Motive is making sure the game would do well.
Iron Man and the other two Marvel games won’t be out for a while yet. EA said that the game is still in early stage so we won’t know much about it for a while.
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