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Iron Man Game in Development at EA Motive

EA Motive will lead development on a new Iron Man game.
EA Motive will lead development on a new Iron Man game. / Courtesy of Marvel, EA

EA Motive and Marvel games will develop a new Iron Man game, the companies announced Tuesday, confirming an August report.

The game is still in pre-production, but Motive says it will be a single-player, action-adventure game, which makes sense given Marvel's track record with the genre. Insomniac's Spider-Man games have found critical and commercial success with the same formula, and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy from earlier this year received largely positive reviews.

Motive's development team will be led by executive producer Olivier Proulx, who previously worked on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

"It's an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to make a video game base on one of the most iconic super heroes in entertainment today," he said in a statement. "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."

Motive, which is based in Montreal, is also working on the upcoming remake of Dead Space set for release Jan. 27. It previously developed Star Wars: Squadron, and supported DICE and Criterion Games on development for Star Wars Battlefront 2.

The Iron Man games released as tie-ins for the first three films were critical failures, leaving the field wide open for Motive's take to become the definitive video game vision of the character.