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Just Cause Developer Co-Founder Discusses Canceled Iron Man Game

A brand new interview sheds gentle on Simply Trigger developer Avalanche Studio’s canceled open-world Iron Man recreation, rumored to be within the works a decade in the past earlier than getting axed in 2012.

MinnMax’s Ben Hanson interviewed Christofer Sundberg, co-founder of Avalance, who has since left the studio to start out a brand new firm, Liquid Sword. Through the interview, Hansen requested Sundberg in regards to the destiny of the Iron Man undertaking, which Sundberg revealed as being in improvement for a yr and a half to 2 years earlier than being canceled as a result of what he describes as “firm politics.”

Sundberg reveals that Disney wished Avalanche to quickly increase its workers to complete the sport below a shortened improvement timeline. Nonetheless, he refused, explaining that doing so would have put a large pressure on the studio.

“It was, I used to be a large number by the top,” says Sundberg. “Shortening improvement time, rising budgets. We must rent 70-80 folks to the workforce that I might have had the accountability to discover a new undertaking for, however the improvement time was shortened down a lot. It could have damaged the studio fully if we agreed to that.”

He continues by saying, “On the finish of a undertaking, when the workforce is cutting down, that is once you discover [a] new undertaking. With one yr of improvement time lower from the unique plan, I had one yr much less to discover a new undertaking for a giant improvement workforce which might have been unattainable. And hiring all these builders would have been a nightmare. So it was for the most effective”

So far as Sundberg remembers, the sport was disassociated from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and never tied to Iron Man 3, which was in manufacturing at the moment. He says the sport would have allowed gamers to “simply take off and fly anyplace” and that it had a giant deal with melee fight the place gamers may punch characters by way of partitions utilizing Iron Man’s repulsors.

The clip is a pleasant little bit of closure on condition that Hanson, previously of Recreation Informer, beforehand requested Sundberg in regards to the undertaking throughout an interview for our Simply Trigger 3 cowl story in 2014. On the time, Sundberg acknowledged the cancellation of an unannounced Marvel recreation however would not affirm the rumors that it was Iron Man-related. So now we all know.

Make sure you watch MinnMax’s full interview with Christofer Sundberg right here, the place he discusses his new studio’s first undertaking, creating the Mad Max recreation, and extra.