Someone has already remade the absurdly realistic Unreal Engine 5 train station demo inside PlayStation’s Dreams.
Martin Nebelong, an artist working for Dreams developer Media Molecule, recreated Lorenzo Draco’s demo – intended to show off the never-before-seen power of Unreal Engine 5 – without touching the software at all.
He shared his creation in a tweet (below), showing the process of putting the level together with a timelapse, adding that he did it all using the PlayStation Move controllers.
Here’s a timelapse of making the train station scene in Dreams on my PS5. No mouse, no keyboard. Just waving my arms in the air with two glowing wands 😀
— Martin Nebelong (@MartinNebelong) May 18, 2022
The result is impressive thanks to the meticulous detail Nebelong includes, as the video shows him crafting the perfect length of girders, slabs of concrete, and so on.
The Dreams creation even comes with the spooky moment from the Unreal Engine 5 demo, when all the light disappears and the once-peaceful Japanese train station becomes an almost horror-esque experience.
Players have been using the creation tools in Dreams to make all sorts of different games and levels, including The Shining’s Overlook Hotel, an Avatar: The Last Airbender game, and even a version of The Simpsons: Hit and Run.
It’s seen plenty of retro experiences too, with fans making classic games including Tetris, Super Punch-Out, and Space Invaders, though some Mario content was pulled after Nintendo complained.
On the Unreal Engine 5 side, developers have been making a ton of wild demos to show off the capabilities of the new engine, that was only released last month, including a Superman-style flight experience and a Spider-Man demo to show off its incredible graphics.
Several game studios have also confirmed they’re now developing games using Unreal Engine 5, including the new Tomb Raider game from Crystal Dynamics and the new game in the Witcher saga from CD Projekt Red.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.