Superman: this free demo under Unreal Engine 5 stolen by a studio becomes paid on Steam

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In 2021, ` the occasion of the breathtaking presentation of the new Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine, the developer Tyson Butler-Boschma used ; the demo to integrate Superman into it. Players were able to embody the superhero from the planet Krypton in a larger than life New York. Unfortunately, a studio has stolen; his idea by proposing it to 10 € on Steam. 

Superman: this free demo under Unreal Engine 5 stolen by a studio becomes paid on Steam

Unreal engine 5, the future of video games promises to be grandiose 

The world of video games ;o has never been so close to photo realism. Remember, it was a little over a year ago and Unreal Engine 5 released a demo of the power of its new graphics engine in a video titled “The Matrix Awakens”. In a New York more realistic than ever that took place in the universe of the famous science fiction films, the buildings, the streets and the NPCs have never been different. also detailed. Several other demonstrations have been made. unveiled, such as for The Witcher and GTA, as well as the one running on PS5. 

Developer Tyson Butler-Boschma has taken over the demo of The Matrix Awakens running under UE5 in order to create his own video game. It has integrated Superman and develops a physique so anyone can embody him and fly at any time. through the New York Skyscrapers. The developer even offered it for free on itch.io. The game was amazing and allowed you to; anyone to be able to visit the whole city without spending a penny. However, the title ended up. paying on Steam. 

an unscrupulous studio 

A publisher named Hero Game Studios will therefore steal the concept and propose it at the price of 10 € on Steam.It is an Internet user who alerted the real designer of the flight of his project. He immediately recognizes his game thanks to the physics behavior. Hero Game Studios went even further by succeeding in have his presentation video removed from YouTube on the grounds that he violated copyrights.The icing on the cake, the studio has undoubtedly used the Superman license without having obtained agreements. Tyson Butler-Boschma had preciselyavoided; to use it officially in order to avoid paying royalties; the Warner. 

The little creator finally got his way. The demo video has been uploaded. reposted on the platform and the title disappeared from Steam. The game is therefore still available for free download on itch.io. This is a victory for Tyson Butler-Boschma, but above all a general victory for small creators , who can have their work stolen without scruple by bigger productions.