A former Factor 5 Lead Designer, who goes by Salvatrix on Twitter, has shared extra particulars concerning the cancelled Superman sport codenamed Blue Steel.
In 2008, Factor 5 was tasked with making a Superman sport for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. However, writer Brash Entertainment went out of enterprise, ensuing within the closure of Factor 5‘s U.S. operations at the time.
The video below contains actual gameplay from the first playable pre-production build. According to Salvatrix, it was meant to showcase “the ease of engaging in melee brawling even in a full flight environment, as well as how that brawling interacted with the urban environment such as crashing through buildings (while still brawling).”
Salvatrix tweeted that Superman‘s cancellation is something she “still mourns to this day.”
“We put together this fast video montage to show what everything we wanted to have as gameplay. And we DID IT,” Salvatrix explained. “Aerial brawling, large urban environments, crashing through buildings, fast target engagement, knocking your foe into the next block, shockwaves from hits, impact grooves in the streets or building sides… all of it. We hadn’t seen a sport actually ship on that promise earlier than, and to be trustworthy I’ve but to see it delivered totally since.”
At the time of Brash’s closure and the mission’s cancellation, the event group was transferring in the direction of full manufacturing because it had all of the gameplay points “fully working” as a prototype. Superman was presupposed to tie in with the second Bryan Singer Superman movie, which additionally by no means noticed the sunshine of day.