Tyson Butler-Boschma has released an amazing Superman Unreal Engine 5 Demo for PC. This demo uses Epic’s The Matrix Awaken’s Project City and replaces the character with a flying superhero variant that looks enough like Superman from the back that the differences aren’t worth discussing.
As for Metropolis, the new Unreal Engine 5 comes with something they call The Matrix Awakens City Demo, which showcases the ability of Unreal Engine to handle previously unthinkable amounts of geometry and render larger free roam environments than have ever been possible before.
The results are astonishing.
As its creator said:
This project was built simply as a test for what a future Superhero game like Superman might be like in a large scale modern city running on UE5. I dream of a modern Superman game and with the release of UE5, seemed like fertile ground for some experimentation with the amazing packages Epic has made available.
This game uses Epic’s The Matrix Awaken’s Project City and replaces the character with a flying superhero variant of my own design using other marketplace assets.
This was a quick thrown together test, there could be any number of issues and problems, but I am putting it out there for anyone who is keen to give it a go. Also, for legal reasons, this character isn’t Superman and I have made sure this is totally free.
Please note that this is an incredibly heavy game and lower end PC’s will struggle potentially. Even on a 3090 I have run into streaming issues…
Again, this is based on Epic’s Matrix Demo, just for fun, and I haven’t done any kind of optimisation myself, it’s just plug and play.
Either way this is just for those of us who one day dream of a Superman open world game, I hope this scratches that itch a little bit for now.
And no, I am not currently working on this in any major compacity further, again, just for fun and I have other commitments, but may consider revisiting in the future.
Unreal Engine 5 is newly released, with sensational capabilities for creating new games. It’s free to download, and there are no licensing fees until you get up into a million dollars worth of sales, and even then they only want 5%.
You can download this Superman The Matrix Awakens Megacity Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo from here. The file is so large at 17.4Gb that Butler-Boschma was unable to upload the whole thing to Itch.io, the platform where the project is hosted, so instead it’s on Mediafire.
Lastly, remember that the demo is an incredibly heavy piece of software and lower-end PCs will likely struggle with it. Having an RTX graphics card would probably help a great deal.
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