Unreal Engine 5's Impressive Superman-style Flying Game Demo is now available to download
Does this demo make you interested in a new Superman game?
Published: 20th April 2022 | Source: Demo Source |
You can now play the Unreal Engine 5 Superman Flying game demo
Unreal Engine 5 is now available to developers everywhere alongside Epic Games City environment from their The Matrix Awakens demo game. Since Unreal Engine 5's launch, developers have been experimenting with the new engine and Epic Games' demo assets, creating their own demos to stress test the engine and see what its capable of.
Tyson Butler-Boschima has created a Superman demo using Unreal Engine 5 and Epic Games' city assets, allowing gamers to fly across The Matrix Awakens' demo city as Superman at incredible speeds. The demo showcases what is possible with Unreal Engine 5, though it is worth noting that even an RTX 3090 graphics card can run into streaming issues when moving though this city at high speeds.
Below is what Tyson had to say about his Superman-like demo game. The demo is also available to download for interested players (source link).
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.
If you are interested in downloading this demo, it is worth noting that this demo is a project that was developed quickly and it not that well optimised. If you are using a low-end PC, your PC may straggle to run this demo game.
As a test for Unreal Engine 5, this tech demo showcases what's possible with the latest gaming technology and hardware. Incredible levels of detail, fast moving characters, and very realistic lighting. If this demo is anything to go by, we should expect great things from Unreal Engine 5.