Unreal Tournament is making a comeback.
Epic Games has revealed that the latest version of its multiplayer shooter will developed in Unreal Engine 4; developed in collaboration with fans; will be free; will be moddable; and will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux users.
The game will simply be called Unreal Tournament.
“For years, we’ve wanted to reboot Unreal Tournament, but we knew we had to do it in concert with developers and the mod community, and in an environment that sets them up with the proper tools to make it happen,” said senior programmer and project lead, Steve Polge.
“Given the recent launch of Unreal Engine 4, we think this is the right time to move forward.”
Epic’s goal is to develop the game in public and in collaboration with players and development students who can begin their involvement with the game today in Epic’s forums.
“Our first development goal is to get a basic version of Unreal Tournament deathmatch up and running to provide a basis for iteration and further development,” Polge said. He added that Unreal Tournament will be free.
“Free means free – no microtransactions. Just free.”
When asked how Epic will earn income with a free game, Polge said that Unreal Tournament will eventually have a marketplace where modders can post and give away or sell their maps, mods, and other content.
No release date for the game has been set as yet.
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