Iron Man game will be open world according to a job listing and may be released on last-gen hardware – WGB


A new job listing posted by EA Motive has seemingly confirmed that the upcoming Iron Man game will feature an open world to fly around in.

The news was first spotted by Geekinout who spotted the new job listings posted by EA Motive, the studio that was recently in the news for having allegedly cancelled a Dead Space 2 remake.

The EA Motive career page currently lists a variety of open positions for both the upcoming Iron Man game and the new Battlefield, with some roles applying to both games and others focusing on just one.

The job opening that caught Geekinout was for a Senior Technical Artist for Iron Man. Within the listing, it states: “Motive Studios is looking for a Senior Technical Artist to help oversee the rendering related aspects of an open world action adventure AAA title

Interestingly, the very same page seems to indicate that the game might come out on last-gen hardware. Under the required qualifications section, the ad says:” Experience working on current console platforms (PS4/Xbox One) and PC.”

It’s odd that it would mention this and not newer hardware, leading me to believe Iron Man might be getting released on last-gen consoles in a bid to increase the potential audience. Personally, I hope this isn’t true as I think it’s time to move on from the older machines and focus on building games that can make the most of the newer hardware. Maybe I’m just reading too much into it.

Another Marvel game from EA was also revealed by a job listing to be an open-world project. Cliffhanger Games is currently seeking a Principal Sandbox Designer.

“Reporting to the Design Manager, the Sr. Technical Designer Sandbox will be instrumental in designing and populating encounters, systems, and gameplay within a dynamic and evolving open world,” the advertisement says.

Given Iron Man is capable of flying around at high speed, it makes perfect sense to build an open world for him to jet around in. Plus, if they decide to emulate Tony Stark’s alcohol-fuelled comic-book run then he’s going to need all that extra space so that he doesn’t crash into buildings. Somehow I doubt they’ll go the alcoholic route, though. But can you imagine if they did?

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