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Superman open-world game could arrive on PlayStation 5

Release the Snyder Cut of Justice League, or give me a Superman game please, WB

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 10, 2019 09:19 pm CST - 1 min, 50 secs reading time

The rumors of a next-gen Superman game have been flying around for a while now, but it seems like something is brewing when it comes to Kal-El and getting his own game.

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Now we have an industry insider that has revealed a slew of details on Warner Bros. plans to release an open-world Superman game and that it has been actively trying to make it happen since 2013, the year Man of Steel was released.

The new details add that one of the Superman games pitched to WB was an open-world game similar to how Spider-Man ended up on the PS4 recently. It would've had a Metropolis that would've been huge, and featured a bunch of infamous villains ripped directly from the comic book pages of DC.

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WB Montreal then made a game called Superman: Unborn in 2014, but WB canceled that in the end. Superman: Unborn would've taken place in a city called Kandor, which for those unfamiliar with Superman is a Metropolis-like city that Brainiac shrinks down. This game, however, would've been smaller and not so "open-world" and saw Superman's abilities limited (sigh).

Superman: Unborn was canceled because WB was forcing that every DC game used the Batman: Arkham engine, which was not a good match for the flying mechanics required for Superman. The insider continued saying that WB listened to a bunch of pitches from people in the industry, but didn't confirm whether a new Superman game was definitely in development or not.

With all of the hoopla surrounding the Synder Cut of Justice League, and the fact that WB haven't confirmed they've given Henry Cavill the boot from teh role of Superman... could we expect a Superman game to be released alongside next-gen consoles in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett?

I hope so.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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