Motive’s Iron Man game reveal proves that EA has a heart

It’s official; EA still believes it can successfully publish a game revolving around exosuit-wearing world savers. Anthem might’ve dropped the ball at some point, but Tony Stark might just it up where Bioware left it. That’s right, EA has tasked its Motive Studio to produce the Iron Man game we’ve been hearing rumors of.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a ton of information to share at this point in time. What we do know is that the Iron Man project is being led by Olivier Proulx, who has earned some spurs working on another Marvel game: Guardians of the Galaxy. Aided by a dedicated team of industry veterans including Ian Frazier, Maëlenn Lumineau, and JF Poirier, Proulx’s goal is to present an all-new single-player, third-person, action-adventure Iron Man. And that’s enough info to get Marvel Games’ veep Bill Rosemann ion propulsion glowing.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at Motive Studio to bring their original vision of one of Marvel’s most important, powerful and beloved characters. Their experience delivering 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.”

It goes without saying that Olivier’s feeling like a million bucks, too.

“It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to make a video game based on one of the most iconic Super Heroes in entertainment today. We have a great opportunity to create a new and unique story that we can call our own. Marvel is encouraging us to create something fresh. We have a lot of freedom, which is so engaging for the team.”

To the question of “when are we going to soar as Tony Stark?”, the answer is unknown. From the looks of it, a release date isn’t going to get announced anytime soon. According to EA’s blog, Iron Man – for the lack of an official name – is currently in the pre-production phase. And if you know your way around game development, EA Motive might even make use of your skills. Feel free to browse through the open positions on their website, and who knows? Let’s just hope that it won’t be as horrible as Just Cause developer Avalanche once considered it to be.