Motive Studio Announces Single-Player Iron Man Game As First Part Of New EA/Marvel Collaboration


Electronic Arts’ Motive Studio announced today that it is currently developing an Iron Man game in partnership with Marvel Games. The Untitled Game is a single-player, third-person action title starring everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist: Tony Stark. Electronic Arts is announcing this game as the first of several new games developed in a new partnership with Marvel.

According to the announcement, Motive Studio hopes to leverage the rich history of Iron Man and Tony Stark. The studio hopes to “channel the complexity, charisma and creative genius of Tony Stark so that players can feel what it’s like to really play as Iron Man.”

“We are excited to partner with the talented team at Motive Studio to bring their original vision of one of Marvel’s most important, powerful and beloved characters,” said Marvel Games Vice President and Creative Director Bill Rosemann in the announcement. “Their experience of both established entertainment worlds and thrilling gameplay – combined with their authentic passion for the armored icon – will fuel our quest to deliver a love letter to a legendary hero in the form of the ultimate Iron Man video game.”

Motive Studio’s Iron Man team is led by executive producer Olivier Proulx, who recently produced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal. Proulx also worked on the production line for Marvel’s Avengers. He is joined by Ian Frazier (Star Wars: Squadrons, Mass Effect Andromeda), Maëlenn Lumineau (Immortals Fenyx Rising, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey) and JF Poirier (Star Wars: Squadrons, Star Wars: Battlefront II).

“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to create a video game based on one of the most iconic superheroes in the entertainment world today,” Proulx said in the announcement. “We have a great opportunity to create a new and unique story that we can call our own. Marvel encourages us to create something new. We have a lot of freedom, which is so exciting for the team.”

Motive Studio’s Iron Man project is currently in pre-production, meaning it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing the game for quite some time. Motive Studio is currently working on the upcoming remake of Dead Space, which is set to release on January 27. Previously, Iron Man appeared in Iron Man VR, a 2020 PlayStation VR exclusive title, and Marvel’s Avengers, a 2020 live-service ensemble title. Prior to that, Iron Man starred in two Sega-developed console games, based on the first two Iron Man Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. The character has also appeared in multiple games such as the Marvel vs. Capcom series and the upcoming Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

Oddly enough, this announcement narrowly missed the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase stream at D23, announcing another triple-A Marvel game starring Black Panther and Captain America. That game is in development at Skydance New Media, led by industry luminary Amy Hennig. To learn more about that game, go here.

What do you want to see from a new Iron Man game? What can the Motive Studio and Marvel Games team learn from previous games with Tony Stark? Let us know in the comments below!