TeaserPlay is a YouTube channel that does a variety of Unreal Engine 5 concept videos, and the last video in the channel is about the Siren Head monster. Siren Head, for the uninitiated, is an extremely large monster with a head that resembles mermaids, hence its name. Artist Trevor Henderson came up with the concept of Siren Head about four years ago, and it’s since become something of an internet phenomenon. a bit like Slenderman.
All kinds of Siren Head games already exist, but none have been built using the power of Unreal Engine 5. Unreal Engine 5 is Epic Games’ latest creation tool, and it enables game developers to take their titles to new heights. Unreal Engine 5 has only been available for a short time, so there haven’t been many games made using it that are commercially available, but many concept videos have been made using it. using the tool.
TeaserPlay has made many Unreal Engine 5 concept videos, usually imagining hypothetical video game sequels like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 with old man CJ or what video game remakes might look like if built with the tool. TeaserPlay’s latest video is perfect for the Halloween season, showing what a Siren Head video game could look like with realistic graphics made with Unreal Engine 5.
The video shows an unnamed protagonist exploring a wooded area when he spots the massive Siren Head in the distance. They run to safety and manage to find a shotgun to help defend themselves, but they end up being crushed by Siren Head and are presumably killed. The video jumps forward an hour, showing a police car arriving at the scene. Unfortunately for the cop, Siren Head crashes the vehicle, with the video going black.
This Siren Head concept video is awesome, but it’s not a real video game. Luckily, we are getting to the point where real games will be released using Unreal Engine 5. One such example is the upcoming horror game Silent Hill 2a remake of the classic horror game of the same name. The Bloober team uses Unreal Engine 5 to give Silent Hill 2 photorealistic graphics, and it looks incredibly impressive based on what’s been shown so far. Whether it will live up to the original gameplay remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Unreal Engine 5 gives Silent Hill 2 a huge boost.