Hi everyone! I’m Brendan Murphy, lead writer on. I’m pleased to be the one to announce that Marvel’s Iron Man VR is releasing exclusively for PlayStation VR* on February 28!
With my colleagues at Camouflaj, we’ve spent the past three years creating the ultimate Iron Man game for PlayStation VR. From day one, we’ve had our work cut out for us: not only do we need to deliver incredible Super Hero action and flying in VR, but we had to pair that with a heartfelt, original story about Tony Stark.
With Marvel’s Iron Man VR, we approached our big story moments with humor, heart, and suspense—attributes that map perfectly with Tony Stark. Given the fact that the game is built from the ground up for VR, we doubled down on the storytelling strengths of virtual reality. This means putting the player in the shoes of Tony Stark—literally—as players embody Tony, interact with the world, choose some dialogue beats, and live his life in and out of the armor. Lastly, we sought to leverage the sense of presence in VR by populating the game with iconic Marvel characters to interact with.
Crafting a story that can only be told in VR requires heavy iteration. Central to that process was teaming up with the creative director of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann, who encouraged us to think big and differently about the game’s narrative, and provided terrific guidance for how to fashion an authentic Tony Stark experience. More recently, we’ve also paired with famed Marvel writer Christos Gage to help with some additional writing and sprinkling in some fun “Marvel-ness” into the script!