If you want an idea of what a Spider-Man video game might look like on Unreal Engine 5, now’s your chance. YouTube user DWR recently released a tech demo video showing a Spidey model web-slinging around New York City that was created in Unreal Engine 5. You can check the amazing footage down out below.
SPIDEY REALIZED IN UNREAL ENGINE 5
As reported by Eurogamer, the city sandbox used in the tech demo is the same Megacity created for The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience. That was also a tech demo created for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S to coincide with the release of The Matrix: Resurrections last year. The new UE5 Spidey tech demo video was also created using material from Lewis Fiford’s previous Unreal Engine 5 Spider-Man Project.
The video shows a game model of the one and only Wall-Crawler from Insomniac’s modern PlayStation 4 game swinging around the city, wall-running, and ziplining as well. The city looks beautifully rendered with incredibly photorealistic buildings and cars. Obviously, as a tech demo, it’s far from perfect. The web-slinging lacks a certain fluidity and realism. Spidey’s feet are clipping into the ground. Also, his movement looks a bit stiff and choppy at points.
Regardless, it shows some interesting potential for a video game created using UE5 for the Webslinger. Fans can check out the tech demo for themselves, and it’s available to download right here. Using the tech demo, gamers will be able to wall-run and web-swing around the vast cityscape. DWR noted in the tech demo’s description that it’s a “heavy load” and gamers should expect some “fps drops.”
Users have been experimenting a lot with putting superheroes in UE5 for tech demos as of late. There was recently a Superman tech demo made on UE5 using Superman that was created by TJATOMICA that is likely to add to the desire for a great game for the Man of Steel.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR SPIDER-MAN GAMES?
The good news is that fans will not have to wait long for a modern-gen Spidey video game. Insomniac Games is currently hard at work on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the sequel to 2018’s smash-hit Spidey video game on PlayStation 4. In the new game both Peter Parker (Yuri Lowenthal) and Miles Morales (Nadij Jeter0 will take on the deadly Venom, voiced by Candyman star Tony Todd. The announcement trailer also featured a voice-over from what appears to be Kraven the Hunter.
The game is currently scheduled for a 2023 release, and it will be available exclusively for PlayStation 5. Both Marvel’s Spider-Man and its November 2020 standalone expansion, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, are also currently available for PS5.
It should be noted that Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales did not use a previous version of Unreal Engine or UE5. Both games were built using Insomniac’s proprietary engine that was previously used to build Sunset Overdrive. One would assume a version of the Proprietary Insomniac Engine will again be used for Spider-Man 2. However, no details on the game’s engine or what it was built or runs on have been announced.
But what do you think of the video? Is this a good example of Spider-Man’s abilities and what’s possible for a Spider-Man game created using UE5? Let us know what you think on our social media page.