The first-person game, in which players take control of Tony Stark’s famous flying suit, will be released July 3, 2020, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Tuesday in a tweet.
Originally, “Iron Man VR” — more than three years in the making — was due out last year, before getting pushed to Feb. 28 of this year. It was then rescheduled for May 15 before Sony Interactive Entertainment said it was postponing the release indefinitely, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. “Given the current situation in the world, logistically, we cannot provide the launch experience our customers deserve,” SIE said last month.
Now Sony and game studio Camouflaj say they’re going to have “Iron Man VR” ready to fly in July.
In the game, you play as genius inventor Tony Stark, who is attacked by the mysterious Ghost, a hacker and anti-corporate activist who repurposes old Stark Industries weapons to inflict mayhem. Players jet around the world on a mission to save not only Stark’s company but the world itself, encountering multiple villains along the way.
The concept for the game was born out of a meeting at E3 in 2016 after Insomniac’s “Spider-Man” game was announced. Insomniac’s Brian Intihar introduced Camouflaj founder Ryan Payton to Jay Ong, who runs Marvel Games — who agreed to work on a VR game with the studio, but only if it was for the Ironman character.
Previously announced pricing for “Iron Man VR” was $39.99 (U.S.) for the standard edition and $49.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes four Deco Armors (Golden Avenger, Black Centurion, Sun Stinger, Stealth Armor); a special soundtrack; and other extras.