After the runaway success of Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy and hopes high for another game in that series and/or a Superman spinoff, players have left the days of maligned superhero games like Superman 64 long behind. When it comes to Marvel characters, Insomniac Games' PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man was one of the most lauded games of 2018, leaving gamers fantasizing about which other fan-favorites could next get a game. With the world of superhero games expanding, Assassin's Creed: Origins game director Ashraf Ismail says he'd love to see the studio make an Iron Man video game.
When UbiCentral asked in a tweet what Marvel/DC character fans would like to see Ubisoft develop a game around, Iron Man was quickly suggested. Ismail replied, "In a heartbeat." While this is far from confirmation that the studio is working on an Iron Man game, it's an interesting possibility.
In a heartbeat— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) January 4, 2019
Ismail's comments come just a few months after fan-made concept art of a possible Iron Man game in the style of Insomniac's Spider-Man appeared online. Easter eggs in Insomniac's game indicated that Tony Stark exists in that world, so it seems entirely possible that studio might be the one to bring the character to game consoles, not Ubisoft.
Assassin's Creed: Origins was a breath of fresh air for Ubisoft's long-running adventure series and took the action to Ptolemaic Egypt. Praised for its beautiful backdrop and innovative gameplay, the 2017 title led to a resurgence in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
Alongside the possibility of a Spider-Man sequel, there are still high hopes for Square Enix's mystery Avengers game. There are also rumors that a game centering on the Fantastic Four might be in development.