After the recent success of Insomniac's Spider-Man, players are looking to the future of Marvel video games and imagining which fan-favorite heroes could get their own titles next. Considering his success in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a lot of people are talking about an Iron Man video game, and fan-made concept art shows what an open-world game focused on the character could look like on next-gen consoles.
Redditor mcmanybucks shared concept art of a possible Iron Man game and user ahmedaki created a potential cover. Similar to Spider-Man, the artwork depicts a realistic and expansive city that players are free to explore. With a HUD and a variety of different features, it's easy to imagine J.A.R.V.I.S. guiding Iron Man around New York as the hero takes down a variety of villains.
Iron Man has appeared in several video games in the past. In 1991, the character was one of four selectable heroes featured in Data East's Captain America and the Avengers. Sega published Iron Man in 2008, with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role from the film. That game and its sequel, 2010's Iron Man 2, were critically panned.
As it stands, Spider-Man and its creators have teased the possibility of a much larger Marvel gaming universe. Given that both the Avengers and Tony Stark were directly mentioned in Spider-Man, Insomniac could give Iron Man his own game. Elsewhere, Square Enix has opened up a whole new department to focus on its Avengers game and there are still rumors that Eidos Montréal plans on making a Guardians of the Galaxy game.
If Marvel continues to expand a franchise of games based on its most popular heroes, look out for Iron Man to appear in some capacity further down the line. In the meantime, concept art for an open-world Iron Man is as close as fans are going to get.