Former Dev Leaks Canceled Iron Man Game Online After 21 Years

The title was canned for unknown reasons.

Story Highlights

  • A former dev has leaked the canceled Iron Man game from 2003 out of nowhere on Twitter.
  • The tweet reveals the project’s details and history, confirming Activision canned it during mid-dev.
  • The working title was “The Invincible Ironman.” Some images show how the game would’ve looked. 

A 21-year-old Iron Man game has now surfaced online. It was in development by Genepool Software under Activision but was sacked for unknown reasons along with the studio. The retired dev from Genepool Software, Kevin Edwards, has come forward on Twitter to share details and show images of the Iron Man entry for the first time. The dev also shared nearly a minute-long gameplay footage to showcase some movement and controls.

Activision canned the Iron Man game back in 2003 while it was in development | Image Source: Twitter
Activision canned the Iron Man game back in 2003 while it was in development | Image Source: Twitter

The working title for the game was “The Invincible Ironman,” and it was being developed using a brand new engine for “PC, Xbox, and PS2.” The Iron Man title spent nearly half a year in development before Activision decided to pull the plug. While Kevin is not sure about the exact reason, he thinks the game may have been canned because the movie it was being developed for was delayed.

The Canceled Iron Man Game Looked Great For Its Time

Although we’ve only seen limited footage, for the era, the visuals and combat look quite good. Many gamers pointed out that they would’ve bought it at first glance, while others are bummed out that such a promising project was canceled. Kevin also released new footage that shows Iron Man fighting his way through enemies in a canyon. The hero could hover, fly, and use various other techniques that we’ve seen him utilize in the movies.

Many details about the lost 2003 Iron Man game have been lost to time | Image Source: EarlyGame
The image showcases a newer project created in Unreal Engine 5 | Image Source: EarlyGame

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While we may never get to play this classic, EA Motive is also working on an AAA Iron Man project, which is even rumored to be open-world.

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