Electronic Arts and Marvel have forged a deal for three games, Bloomberg reports.
Details have only been released for the first game – which will be based on Iron Man, and has been in the works for a while from Motive Studio, EA”s Montreal based arm.
The first game EA is making is based on Iron Man, a billionaire inventor and superhero who was the subject of one of the first hit Marvel movies, it announced last week. The Redwood City, California-based developer plans to create a single-player action-adventure game for PCs and consoles that features an original story based on Iron Man’s history. EA didn’t provide details about other characters it plans to use, or give a release timetable.
Bloomberg reports that EA COO Laura Miele had been in talks with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and Margvel Games head Jay Ong for years, and she hopes the Marvel-centric games will bring a new audience to EA, much as their pact with Lucasfilms for games such as Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order have.
“We have an intentional, deliberate strategy to have a balanced portfolio,” Miele told Bloomberg. “There will be Marvel fans who don’t play other EA games. That’s been true with Star Wars.”