EA Motive, the acclaimed developers behind this year’s Dead Space remake and Star Wars: Squadrons, confirmed that it was working on a single-player Iron Man game back in September. The announcement didn’t give fans an indication of how far along in development it was but now, Motive has cleared the air and stated that it’s still early in pre-production while confirming that it will be built in Unreal Engine 5.
EA Motive’s general manager, Patrick Klaus, provided an update on the studio’s Iron Man game. Klaus confirmed that the game was only in the pre-production phase at this point, meaning it will likely be a few years until we see or hear more about the title.
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An excerpt from the Motive blog post about Iron Man‘s development reads:
“We’re still early in pre-production and taking our time to make sure we set the best possible foundation for development. But already, we’re finding so many opportunities to explore story, design and gameplay with Iron Man, and it’s exciting to see the fantasy start coming alive.”
“Meanwhile, we’ve chosen Unreal Engine 5 as our game engine, in order to empower the dev team to work their magic and create something really special,” Klaus added.
Iron Man isn’t the only Marvel property that EA Games is working on. The company also announced that a Black Panther game was in development at a new studio. Additionally, EA also has one more unannounced Marvel project in development at it signed a deal with Marvel to produce three games. Fans speculate that the third game could potentially be in development at Respawn Entertainment, though others suggest that the Titanfall studio might have its hands full with Star Wars projects already.
Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios was also working on its own Iron Man game before it was cancelled last year. Development problems emerged which caused the game to fall short on time and eventually be scrapped.
Source: EA Motive