A fan of DC has shown that WB has no excuse not to have a Superman game already. Using Unreal Engine 5, this game developer for tbxgames has done what I could only dream of seeing until today. Reddit user u/Tjatomica made a Superman clip that shows exactly how a game with him would look.
This is simply a demo, or demonstration of HOW it would look, and not reflective of an actual game.
Unreal Engine 5 has been the engine so far because of how much better it is than the already successful Unreal Engine 4. Seeing this masterpiece in Unreal Engine 5 makes me feel warm inside. It looks like it was made using assets from Spider-Man, but there's no confirmation.
A game developer makes a Superman demo on Unreal Engine 5
The result is enough to make one yearn for a fully playable title starring Superman, perhaps set in the Arkhamverse. DC's Superman has appeared in several stand-alone games over the years, from the infamous Superman 64 to the long-forgotten Superman Returns tie-in from 2006. However, they are usually awful, and very few of them have managed to match Superman's storytelling and gameplay potential.
While that may have put off some of these fans, others have made their own interactive adventures involving Superman. This is the case with Reddit user u/TJATOMICA, a game developer, who posted his Superman demo yesterday to the r/Gaming subreddit. U/TJATOMICA was able to create this short gameplay sequence in Unreal Engine 5 in under two weeks as he's "been fooling around in Unreal Engine 5, dreaming of a modern Superman game.
Video games that feature Superman's most well-received appearances tend to have him supporting a more extensive cast of DC heroes, as in NetherRealm's Injustice and the Lego games, respectively. Superman was cast in an antagonistic role in Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. It should be intimidating since Superman possesses legendary superpowers and is invulnerable.
It might be some time before Superman returns as the main hero of a video game, so the short but sweet demo from u/TJATOMICA is incredibly captivating. This brief gameplay clip shows a level of polish and affection for DC's iconic hero that is on par with the work of Rocksteady and NetherRealm.
It is made even more impressive by the fact that the creator created it all in just a few short weeks with Unreal Engine 5. It would be great if another Superman game evoked the same feeling as this brief clip of gameplay.