Only recently you could fly through the Unreal Engine 5 as Superman and explore a huge city. With Spiderman, the second superhero is now conquering the new graphics engine from Epic and you can even swing yourself through the urban canyons of the megacity from the Matrix Awakens demo.
However, there are two kinds of obstacles that will stand in your way here. Although the demo itself is available for free, you cannot download it easily.
The required files are hosted on Mega.nz, where you can only download 5 GB at a time with a free account. After that you either have to wait six hours to continue the download or take out a subscription for at least 4.99 dollars.
Since the demo is a little over 17 GB in size, you have to wait a total of three times. With six hours each, this corresponds to a pure waiting time of 18 hours. Add to that the time it takes you to download the files yourself. Accordingly, the free demo is not necessarily free. You can do the Spiderman demo download here. Alternative download sources are not yet known to us.
The second obstacle in the way are the hardware requirements. sea DSOG the latest Unreal Engine 5 demo requires quite a bit of computing power, similar to the original Megacity demo. It was also loud Sources from DSOG with 40 to 50 frames per second on an Intel i9 12900k, 32 GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, albeit in high 4K resolution.
If you don’t want to invest either time or money and your PC isn’t the strongest anyway, you can simply watch the tech demo video. Here you can see how Spiderman swings through the graphical splendor of Unreal Engine 5 for about two minutes:
link to YouTube content
Spiderman looks a bit awkward
We still see some inconsistencies here. For example, Spiderman’s thread doesn’t come straight out of hand, and some animations feel stiff and awkward. The Spiderman built into the demo is from a Fan project by Lewis Fiford
According to him, the project is more of a coding exercise than a finished product, so it’s not very polished and still has some bugs. Still, it’s good enough to show what a Spiderman might look like in Epic’s new engine.
Meanwhile, a small team with Project Ryu proves that even indie studios can conjure up amazing images with the graphics engine. You can see what it looks like in this trailer:
Project Ryu proves: With the Unreal Engine 5, even indie teams can achieve next-gen graphics
We will also explain to you here when we will finally get NextGen graphics in games with Unreal Engine 5:
Unreal Engine 5 is here! Are we finally getting next-gen graphics in games?
What do you think of the new Spiderman demo? Can she convince you of the Unreal Engine 5? Have you perhaps even tried them yourself? Please let us know.