Someone imagined what a Superman game could look like in Unreal Engine 5. Superman is a character that seems essential for a video game, but no developer has properly capitalized on it. Of course, he appeared in the Injustice games and will be a villain in the next one. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game, but he hasn’t had his own game since The Return of Superman in 2006. Over the past decade, Batman and Spider-Man have gotten some amazing AAA games that prove it’s possible to make these icons playable without compromising on anything. Nevertheless, no one seems ready to take on Superman’s challenge.
game developer and Twitter user @volodXYZ made a short video that showed what a Superman game could look like thanks to the new Unreal Engine 5. Using a city and a character model, they were able to show how the character can move through the world at high speed and navigate through corners. It’s only a small part of what a Superman game could be, but it’s an essential part of the foundation. There have been other fans who have imagined what a Superman game could be like over the years, but Unreal Engine 5 really ups the ante. It remains to be seen whether Warner Bros. will or will not find a developer willing or able enough to see a Superman game through to completion.
— 𝕧𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕕▿ (@volodXYZ) April 6, 2022
There’s a lot of expectation for a character like Superman, so it’s hardly surprising that the character hasn’t had a single-player video game in a while. A Superman game was in development years ago, but unfortunately it was cancelled. Warner Bros. focused on other characters, and if successful, perhaps this could lead to a Superman game. Above Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham KnightsWarner Bros. is also creating a Wonder Woman video game that will use some mechanics from the Shadow of Mordor series.
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