Amber Studio’s Volod has been tinkering with the new Unreal 5 Engine City Sample. Derived from The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, it features a city with buildings, vehicles, and people.
The developer took inspiration from Superman and created a model with many of the iconic character’s superpowers. From flying and invulnerability to tossing cars around, Volod has shown off the capabilities and physics of the new engine.
The #UE5 CitySample told me that it wants to turn into a #Superman game when it grows up…#IndieGameDev #gamedev #games pic.twitter.com/7BwAOt3KVF— 𝕧𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕕▿ (@volodXYZ) April 6, 2022
The experience has left Volod with the desire to create a full game. Reception on Twitter has been positive, and there’s potential for something more. Volod plans to create a game, but it won’t be tied to the Superman IP. The decision is likely based on the complexity and expenses of licensing the character.
Update: We will be attempting to turn this tech demo into an actual game (no association with the Superman I.P). If you are an experienced concept artist, musician, 3D character, or UE4 environment artist and would like to join along for the ride in your spare time, message me. pic.twitter.com/X0dcJoDPHO— 𝕧𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕕▿ (@volodXYZ) April 8, 2022
PCGamesN noted how the new demo has ties to a canceled Superman game. Some of the Epic Games team members who worked on the Unreal demo also worked on that game. They helped create a prototype for the canceled game, and those experiences assisted them in creating the new demo years later.
So not directly, but yes!— Salvatrix (@DevSalvatrix) April 7, 2022
None of this team were on the Blue Steel team, BUT – this Epic demo crew has the core of Factor 5. Blue Steel was built on the foundation and engine these folks built.
Our cityscapes would not have been possible without their amazing expertise.