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Epic Games have revealed their plans for the future of the Unreal Tournament series, following teasing earlier this week. The new title, known at this stage simply as “Unreal Tournament”, will be developed in the open by Epic with regular Twitch streams and constant community consultation, building towards an end result that stays true to roots as a competitive FPS while eventually being completely free.

(“Not free to play,” says Epic. “Free.”)

This new Unreal Tournament is being created by a “small team of UT veterans”, and all the code and assets being created will be made available to anybody with access to the Unreal Engine 4 — which is as little as $19 a month. Development will be focused on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms, not next-gen consoles.

Perhaps the most interesting part is Epic’s plan to have an eventual marketplace, similar toTeam Fortress 2, where developers can sell their Unreal Tournament mods, skins and other stuff directly to players, splitting the earnings with Epic.

“A lot of this is brand new for Epic, and we don’t yet have everything figured out,” says senior programmer Steve Polge. “Things will probably definitely go wrong from time to time, and when they do, we’ll have to work through them together. There will be a lot of tough decisions to make, and not every feature will make it into the game.”

“But if you’re a fan of Unreal Tournament, a UE4 developer, or a future modder – or if you just want to learn how we make games – we hope you’ll join us. It’s going to be fun.”

 

https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?4474-The-Future-of-Unreal-Tournament

 

The Future of Unreal Tournament Begins Today.

 

Work on the future of Unreal Tournament begins today, and we’re happy to announce that we’re going to do this together, with you. We know that fans of the game are as passionate about Unreal Tournament as we are. We know that you have great ideas and strong opinions about where the game should go and what it should be. So let’s do something radical and make this game together, in the open, and for all of us.

 

Here’s the plan:

 

• We’ve created a small team of UT veterans that are beginning work on the project starting today.

• From the very first line of code, the very first art created and design decision made, development will happen in the open, as a collaboration between Epic, UT fans and UE4 developers. We’ll be using forums for discussion, and Twitch streams for regular updates.

• If you are a fan and you want to participate, create a free account and join the forum discussion.

• All code and content will be available live to UE4 developers on GitHub.

• The game will be true to its roots as a competitive FPS.

• Development will be focused on Windows, Mac and Linux.

 

So what’s the catch?

 

• It will take many months until the game is playable by gamers. This is real development from scratch.

• When the game is playable, it will be free. Not free to play, just free.

• We’ll eventually create a marketplace where developers, modders, artists and gamers can give away, buy and sell mods and content. Earnings from the marketplace will be split between the mod/content developer, and Epic. That’s how we plan to pay for the game.

 

A lot of this is brand new for Epic, and we don’t yet have everything figured out. Things will probably definitely go wrong from time to time, and when they do, we’ll have to work through them together. There will be a lot of tough decisions to make, and not every feature will make it into the game. But if you’re a fan of Unreal Tournament, a UE4 developer, or a future modder – or if you just want to learn how we make games – we hope you’ll join us. It’s going to be fun.

 

Want to get involved?

 

• Want more detail on the project? Read our wiki.

• Want to participate & give feedback? These forums are the place to do it. Sign up for a free account here to join Unreal Engine 4 community.

• Just interested in getting updates? Subscribe to our newsletter.

• In case you want to check out the classic Unreal Tournament games, we’ve put them on sale on Steam.

Edited by Pervy

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Noooo shit.

back in the days of napster and winamp I would play this for hour and hours at what to me was my first and best online multilayer gaming experience ever.

 

Looking forward to see how this project goes

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I'll be upgrading my graphics card just for this (and Wolfenstein). I'm a sucker for both of those series :D

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Hoping this will run on my somewhat decent system, without having to update it.

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