We have a great community here and it would be awesome to harvest this power for the greater good of everyone, sometimes it’s not very easy for a small team to work on a game because of their limited funding and limited amount of artists, with big studios that have hundreds or thousands of people working on a game.
We could join forces and start working on something big, something useful for everyone that would be made by hundreds or thousand community members and then when finished released to the marketplace as a free asset for developers to use, ideally epic would manage it (kind of like with unreal tournament), or someone would take the responsability of managing the project.
So what do I mean by mega project?
A good example and a good start would be a huge city (something of the size of GTA V or more), something like this would take years to build, even for a big studio, but if we put our powers together we can achieve it in less.
I think a city would be the perfect start, because it is a very useful asset for many games, from shooters to open world games, also it would be very easy for everyone to start, more advanced content creators can built huge things like monuments or landmarks and less advanced users or people with less time to put into the project could work on simpler stuff like for example: lamp posts, garbage bins etc.
If epic managed this project this would encourage more artists to jump on board as it would be more official.
With that many people working on the project it would be possible to make every building enterable with even furniture and decorations inside and make everything very detailed instead of bland low quality cities that can often be found in non AAA games.
The project would include a detailed open world city map that anyone can just use in their project or if someone prefers they could take the assets and use them in their own city build or smaller/ bigger project
What do you think about this idea?