Details, plans and a gameplay video, as well as a prototype video of the cancelled Factor 5 Superman game has surfaced thanks to the Lead Developer.
Wow, looked amazing, it's a little rough but you get the idea, with a little polish this could have been an awesome Superman game...
yeah, really cool clip. Gave an actual superman feel.
FYI that's the "prototype" clip and the actual gameplay one is in the post...it's not looking that hot but mostly due to unfinished animations, textures.
Wish we got this as a Superman game back in that generation of consoles. It would have washed away the stain that was Superman 64 and given us something to remember.
Such a shame it didn't see the light of day.
That looked good!
Wow, i'm impressed that they actually managed to do the crashing through buildings thing, Destruction looked pretty cool
Factor 5 are renowned for their interesting ideas ( like Lair), sad this was cancelled along with their bankruptcy.
Factor 5 is still around; their parent company went bankrupt, Brash Entertainment.
Even factor 5's website says they are done. "In 2008, due to massive changes in the game industry and the unexpected closure of several publishers, Factor 5's studio in Marin County had to stop production on multiple major titles, resulting in a closure in early 2009. Factor 5's spirit of excellence though lives on in several new ventures by its team members, both in cutting-edge technology and design that have reached and entertained many millions of living rooms" Looks like some of the Devs have been working with Epic Games since 2019. "Both Julian Eggebrecht and Achim Moller have joined Epic Games at the new studio, taking on 'Director of Online Technology' and 'Cologne Studio Director' roles respectively. "
That's a shame. There was potential like that canceled Flash game
Looks good so far
So far? It's a cancelled game from 2008 (massive eyeroll).
All this new shiny tech and we still don't have a great Superman game. Stranger things.
Blame this on Krypto the superdog
There goes Superman again, bashing through skyscrapers, not having regard for any of the civilians that may be on the other side of the walls or who the building may collapse on. Who wrote this stuff, Zack Snyder? .... /s
This pre-vis looked more like Doomsday than the movie!
Maybe because the monster in the movie wasn't THE Doomsday.
And they explained that so well didn’t they? “Your Doomsday.”
I know right? Like who's going to pay for all of the property damages like the broken windows and burning cars? I doubt Superman himself hardly makes enough to cover all of the expenses. He's not a billionaire like Bruce Wayne.
This would have been a great online multiplayer experience. It's a shame they scrapped it...
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! (“Look! Up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!”
Probably a good thing it was cancelled. Although that’s not gameplay but more a concept video. All I’ve ever wanted was a good superman game
2008, protype clip. That's could have been a great game.
This has a 2008 vibe. I don't think a Superman game done today would be made to feel like the old Justice League cartoons. It'd probably look like corporate cash grab. I feel Insomniac would probably pull it off better than any other dev right now, but that's just me
Reminds me of Miles Morales Spiderman on PS5. Very action packed inner city style combat.
Hearing the opening music just makes you think of Christopher Reeves as the Man of Steel god I'm old. Looks a little rough around the edges but man it looks like it would be fun to play way better then Superman 64. I would love to see Rocksteady at the helm for a Superman game if they can pull off some great Batman games I am sure they can make a great Superman game.
Gen 7 was a much bigger leap from gen 6 than gen 8 was from gen 7 imo. Unfinished game from 13 years ago and still holds up really well.
I love it
They showed a gameplay concept, but no actual gameplay. Doing that smashing through building scene would've looked different running on actual hardware at that time
Also even if the image quality help up the performance would have likely been sub-30 FPS with significant dips on gen 7 consoles. Nevertheless, the game still looked like it had the potential to be a very fun super hero game. Especially in 2008.
Little on the Rough side but already crushed Superman 64
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