July 17, 2024

EA & Marvel announce multi-title partnership

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On October 31, Electronic Arts (EA) announced a long-term partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop at least three new action-adventure games for consoles and PC. The first title under development is a single-player, third-person, action-adventure Iron Man game by 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 (EA) will help us achieve that,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President of 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.”

The Iron Man game, created in conjunction with Marvel, will have a unique narrative that draws into the character’s rich history, channelling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark and allowing players to experience what it’s like to genuinely play as Iron Man.

The team is helmed by Olivier Proulx, who brings experience from previous Marvel titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, and is supported at the studio by a devoted team of passionate industry veterans including Ian Frazier, Maëlenn Lumineau, and JF Poirier.