"Iron Man 3" may have been one of the biggest movies in the world this summer, but that didn't stop Disney from quietly scrapping a game based on the armored Marvel Comics character earlier this year.
Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, representatives from Disney say they shifted resources away from the unannounced Iron Man game to focus on "Disney Infinity." The whole piece is a fascinating read as it positions "Infinity" as a kind of all-or-nothing gambit for a company that tried to get into games in a big way, only to close studios left and right. Most famously, they shut down LucasArts after months of speculation that the studio had halted work on "Star Wars 1313."
Disney, who owns Marvel Comics, obviously doesn't want to get out of video games based on the stable of characters--it's likely, as with "Star Wars", Disney simply doesn't want to be the ones making the games. As we head toward the 2014/2015 deluge of phase two Marvel movies, expect to hear some kind of announcement that they're bringing on a publisher like EA or Activision to build games based on "The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Until then, we've got "LEGO Marvel Superheroes," Gazillion's "Marvel Heroes," and the Facebook game "Avengers Alliance" as the current titles based on the stable of comic book characters.
SEGA was the last company to develop a full console game based on Iron Man with the official tie-in to "Iron Man 2."
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