Camouflaj, the studio behind PlayStation VR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR, had initially intended for its high-flying super hero adventure to arrive on PSVR back in February. After a subsequent delay, which pushed the launch back to May 15th, it was later announced that the game would be delayed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now Sony has fixed the official launch date for July 3rd.
Update (May 13th, 2020): Iron Man VR is officially headed to PSVR on July 3rd, Sony says in a recent tweet. Furthermore, the studio says more news will be coming in the proceeding weeks to launch.
There’s no large events between now and then to let press see a fresh preview, so we’re hoping to see plenty of hype around the Marvel-branded title.
Update (April 2nd, 2020): Sony today released news that Iron Man VR and The Last of Us Part II will be delayed “until further notice,” as the publisher says the global coronavirus pandemic is preventing the company from “providing the launch experience our players deserve,”
The Last of Us II was slated to release on May 29th, 2020, while Iron Man VR was headed to PSVR users on May 15th.
Update (January 20th, 2020): Camouflaj recently tweeted that Iron Man VR will arrive on May 15th on PSVR. Here’s the studio’s full statement below:
‘In order to deliver on our vision and meet the high expectations of our amazing community, we’ve made the difficult decision to move Marvel’s Iron Man VR to a May 15, 2020 release. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding. You’ll be hearing from us again soon!”
Original Article (October 15th, 2019): The game tosses you into the boots of Tony Stark where you fend off attacks from the mysterious anti-corporate hacktivist Ghost, the game’s main nemesis who wants to dismantle Stark’s empire by using his own technology against him.
“In our game, Ghost is a great foil for Tony Stark—she not only holds a grudge against our hero, but holds a mirror up to him,” said Brendan Murphy, the game’s lead writer. “As a witness to the damage caused by Stark-made weapons years earlier, Ghost’s fight against Iron Man is both ideological and personal. Because of Ghost, our complex and fascinating hero must reconcile his troubled past, both on and off the battlefield…”
We’re sure to see more of Iron Man VR in the weeks leading up to its February release, although from our hands-on this summer, it’s clear there’s some serious potential for it to become an excellent VR game. Road to VR’s Ben Lang says it’s thanks to the game’s innovative flying mechanics that do a pretty remarkable job of making you feel like you’ve stepped into the iconic hero’s super suit.
Iron Man VR is already available for pre-order through the PlayStation Store, and is slated to arrive in two specific flavors:
Standard Edition: $40 USD / $50 CAD (physical & digital copy)
Digital Deluxe Edition: $50 USD / $60 CAD (digital only):
- Marvel’s Iron Man VR Game
- 4 Deluxe Edition Deco Armors (Golden Avenger, Black Centurion, Sun Stinger, Stealth Armor)
- 12 Research Points – Research Points are gained by analyzing combat data from Iron Man’s performance in the field. This research and analysis allows Friday to develop new technology (weapons and augments) for the Impulse Suit. Use these Research Points to unlock some weapons and augments early and customize to play style.
- Marvel’s Iron Man VR Digital Deluxe Soundtrack
- Digital Deluxe Edition Iron Man PS4 Theme