‘Drawn to Death’ studio was prototyping an Iron Man game for PlayStation VR

Following the release of the fairly dreadful multiplayer shooter Drawn to Death, David Jaffe’s game studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency closed its doors. That’s a real shame, considering the studio was prototyping a PlayStation VR Iron Man game.

Jaffe revealed revealed details of the game on his Twitter account, including voice recognition between the player and Tony Stark’s JARVIS system. It would have taken place from a first-person perspective, allowing Stark to fire blasts from his hands in a simlar manner to the recent PlayStation VR game Megaton Rainfall.

Additionally, the studio had plans for a second-screen experience it called “Marvel Teamup,” which would allow another player to take control of different characters such as War Machine, Captain America, or a SHIELD agent.

The game hadn’t been approved by Marvel yet — in fact, the company didn’t even know it was being worked on — but it looks like it would have been a great use of PlayStation VR technology to deliver something only possible in virtual reality.

We have seen superheroes on PlayStation VR in the past, but they’ve been pretty limited. Batman: Arkham VR launched alongside the headset back in 2016, but it was limited to just a few hours of play and focused primarily on detective work and puzzles.

Drawn to Death attempted to change up the multiplayer shooter genre with longer “time to death,” meaning players would be able to move about the paper-filled levels without immediately getting killed. It was an interesting idea, but the game also mixed in mean-spirited internet humor that reminded us of the dark and seedy forums we actively avoid. It didn’t help that the shooting felt weightless and the progression system failed to incentivize continued play — still, it was a free PlayStation Plus game last April, so there is a good chance you already have a copy on your PlayStation 4.

Prior to his work at Bartlet Jones, David Jaffe was the director of the Twisted Metal series, as well as the original God of War. That series’ soft reboot releases exclusively for PlayStation 4 on April 20, and ditches the zoomed-out camera perspective of the first four games.

Product Review

The Division 2 brings the most fun we've ever had to Washington, D.C.

After spending 30 hours with The Division 2, it’s clear that Ubisoft has improved on the original in almost every way. The world is richly detailed, the story missions are wonderful, gunplay and enemy design are great, and the open world…
Gaming

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Gaming

From Combat Evolved to Guardians, here are the Halo games ranked best to worst

The Xbox and PC series Halo began in 2001, and 11 different games have released since then. These are the Halo games ranked from best to worst, including spinoff titles and expansions.
Gaming

Here's our take on the best game-streaming services currently available

You can still get your physical video game discs or cartridges at your local store or download games digitally, but another option is even more convenient: Game streaming. Here are the best game-streaming services.
Gaming

Respawn seems to be teasing the next Apex Legends character

Jump pads, the ultimate ability for the leaked Legend Octane, have started to appear in Apex Legends. Octane hasn't arrived yet, but the jump pads seem to suggest the new legend will join the fight very soon.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Write music with your voice, make homemade cheese

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Deals

Walmart drops a rare deal on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

When it comes to gaming, you're really only as good as the equipment you use. Which is why a lot of folks choose to upgrade to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller after buying the console.
Deals

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for March 2019

Looking to score Nintendo's latest console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on bundles that feature must-have games like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of…
Gaming

Get Corsair’s best mechanical keyboard at a decent discount

From March 17 to 23, you can get one of the best mechanical keyboards around at a great price. The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is normally $200, but this week you can pick one up from Amazon for $160.
Gaming

Overwatch League teams will host home games starting in 2020

Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer revealed plans for the teams to start hosting games in their home cities next year. The teams will play half of their games at home and the other half visiting other teams.
Gaming

How do the revised Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles stack up?

Microsoft's new Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation 4 "Slim" have bucked the generational gaming console trend. But which of these stopgap systems is worth spending your paycheck on?
Gaming

Our Fortnite: Battle Royale building tips and tricks will help you survive

Fortnite: Battle Royale sets itself apart from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with its building mechanics. From gathering resources, to making cover on the fly, to building towers, here is how to build like a pro.
Gaming

Apex Legends cheaters reportedly being kicked out with permanent hardware bans

Respawn Entertainment has reportedly started issuing permanent hardware bans against Apex Legends cheaters. The studio is raising the bar on how cheating in online multiplayer games should be dealt with.