In yet another major partnership, EA and Marvel have announced a long-term agreement to develop a minimum of three action-adventure games for console and PC. The first of these titles is the Iron Man game that is being developed by Motive, which we previously reported on.
Laura Miele, COO at EA, had the following to say:
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. 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.
Jay Ong, Executive VP at Marvel Games, also issued a statement:
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 will help us achieve that. 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.
No additional details were shared at this time, but we expect it won’t be long until we hear about additional superhero titles. We previously discussed Iron Man and the potential of superhero games becoming too prevalent in AAA game development on Bitcast 220.