Developer Creates Superman-Inspired Character in Unreal Engine 5 City Sample

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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 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.

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.

Source: PCGamesN

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