Yesterday saw jaws hit the floor as Marvel’s Iron Man VR was announced exclusively for PSVR. A high-flying trailer introduced us to the game’s action, but developer Camouflaj is promising much more than that.
Taking to the PlayStation Blog following the game’s reveal, Director Ryan Payton also promised a “deeply personal” story for the game. He said the team has set its “sights on not only giving the player thrilling moment-to-moment action, but also a deeply personal, and appropriately funny, narrative that puts players in Tony Stark’s armored shoes.”
Anyone that’s seen Robert Downey Jr’s turn as Tony Stark will likely know what to expect, then. Payton did make reference to a classic Iron Man story, Demon in a Bottle, in which Stark battles with alcoholism. It’s clear he knows his stuff when it comes to Tony Stark.
Payton didn’t reveal too much more but did say the game will be “more than just an origin story.” He promised we’ll meet iconic allies (War Machine?) and villains (uh… Mandarin?) on a global journey. In the trailer we see what looks very much like Ant-Man and the Wasp baddie, Ghost, popping up. Ghost is indeed closer to an Iron Man villain in the comics, though. Could we perhaps meet up with other Avengers? Dare we suggest we might even play as other armored superheroes?
Hopefully all of this means that we’ll be getting a full game here and not an ‘experience’. Other superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman have their own VR apps but the content never lasts much longer than an hour.
Iron Man VR is due out later this year.