EA strikes three-game deal with Marvel and Disney

Last month’s announcement of an upcoming game starring Iron Man turned out to be the first of several titles based on an IP from Marvel Comics, but EA hasn’t revealed exactly how many Marvel projects are in the pipeline. development. Today, EA lifted the lid on its plans to collaborate with Disney and Marvel, and confirmed that a three-game deal has been inked according to Bloomberg.

So far, only the Iron Man game has been revealed, which is being developed by Dead Space remake studio EA Motive. Still in a very early stage of development, EA Motive said it aims to create an authentic Marvel experience featuring the armored Avenger and will begin playtesting this week as part of the game’s first tweaks. The announcement post on EA’s website last month noted that Iron Man marked the start of a new, long-term partnership between the company and Marvel Games, calling it the “first of several new games.”

Although the other two games have yet to be revealed, Disney and EA have confirmed that each of these games will be their own original story set in the Marvel Universe.

“We’ve been lifelong fans of Marvel and their impressive leadership, so this is a remarkable moment for our developers as well as our players and fans,” EA COO Laura Miele said in a press release. . “We can’t wait to welcome Marvel to EA’s family of creators and know that this collaboration will produce exceptional experiences for our players. We can’t wait to see the reactions of players as they dress up as Iron Man and do things extraordinary that this superhero is.” famous for.”

EA’s previous partnership with Disney saw it enter into a multi-year deal to exclusively develop Star Wars games, which resulted in the release of two Star Wars: Battlefront games and the well-received Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Since then, Disney has changed its strategy and licensed its intellectual property to several studios.

On the Marvel side, EA is said to be working on an open-world Black Panther game, the development of which will be led by a new studio founded by the former head of Monolith Productions. Beyond EA, a “blockbuster story-driven action-adventure” starring Black Panther and Captain America is in development at Skydance Media, Uncharted director Amy Hennig, and December will see the release. from Marvel’s Midnight Suns from XCOM studio Firaxis.

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