No new Unreal Tournament planned for UE4, Epic says.

Epic says it has several projects on the go, but none of them involve Unreal Tournament.

Don't warm up your translocator just yet: Epic Games has said it's not currently developing a new Unreal Tournament game, nor does it have any plans to.

"We're not [planning on] shipping an Unreal Tournament game," said Epic boss Tim Sweeney said at a panel during GDC 2014, reported by CVG.

"We have a lot of nostalgia for the game," added Sweeney, "but we're actually not developing anything in the Unreal game universe at all at the moment."

What is Epic currently working on, then? "We've announced Fortnite... That's a game we'll be talking about later."

Later as in, this week? "We don't have anything to show you here at GDC." Oh well.

"There are several other projects that aren't announced yet that are being developed with Unreal Engine 4," Sweeney also said.

Epic's big announcement for GDC 2014 was that it is unveiling a new licensing model for Unreal Engine 4, allowing developers to subscribe for $19 a month.

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terryosborne573
terryosborne573

I tweeted Epic Games. If there not going to to work on a new unreal. Rename the damn engine. jeez I don't know name it gears of war engine then. Also give the Unreal/UT Intellectual Property (game license) to some one else to developed and make for us Unreal fans.

flashn00b
flashn00b

Isn't the Unreal Tournament franchise the benchmark for their engines? :x

TheViper4Life
TheViper4Life

Man this sucks for me. I loved Unreal Tournament 3 on the PS3, and was really looking forward to 4. I really hope they get this out by the time I'm ready to get a PS4.

Srg_Ducky
Srg_Ducky

Holy shit... this is bad. 


No need to make a new game, just remake ut2004 on the new engine. its all the people want. I've always seen UT as your show case for your engines :/


Maybe they will allow the community to remake the game FOR them ??? 



sirgamesaaalot
sirgamesaaalot

god dammit i was hoping for that. I miss ut and quake 3 arena....... good times ..... good times .... 

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

there hasnt been UT release in long time, why would new engine change that?

jinseinoseikou
jinseinoseikou

A new Unreal Tournament is what I was hoping for out of Unreal Engine 4 ... This is heart breaking news :(


*goes to re-download UT2k4 off of his GOG account*

Moonco
Moonco

RIP Epic 1998- 2009

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

Epic Games: Infinity Blade 4, Infinity Blade 5, Infinity Blade 6 and Fortnight. Nice upcoming Unreal Engine 4 games epic!! .... -_-

seanwil545
seanwil545

Fantastic video.

All the kiddies should have been taking notes on what a real FPShooter should be. None of this pay-to-play crap where you can't even host your own server.

I'm sorry, but Titanfall will die unceremoniously when the servers are re-purposed.

vackillers
vackillers

Yeah kind of sad really it seems Epic has gone from a games developer to purely only a Game Engine Developer now as we all know that UE4 is going to be their biggest cash cow for the next generation and developing in the mobile/tablet area.


Really fucking disappointed we're waited for over a decade for a new UT game thats a pretty shitty response to what a lot of people think of one of the best FPS games of our time. I really don't get it, in the last video that showcased unreal engine 4 there were clear scenes that showcased an Unreal type arena level. Sorry but err.... FUCK fortnite not many people give a shit about that, make another unreal tournament.

pyratrum
pyratrum

Well that sucks some major donkey balls. 

comb5
comb5

Most depressing news I've read in a while. With as well as competitive FPS games sell nowadays, I'm not sure why they wouldn't be making one.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Unreal is worth a shit now an days anyways

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Shame, Unreal III was a real treat & the first good console port of the PC version (PS3) using mods and keyboard/ mouse control.


TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

WHY, ARE YOU CRAZY. 


we need a throwback to the classic fast paced arena multiplayer, UT2k4 was just AMAZING. i want that done in UnrealEngine 4. Thats all we want, we will be happy with that.

snowplow123
snowplow123

UT3 flopped because instead of expanding on UT2k4, it reduced "gameplay" in just about every aspect of the game.  Then Epic and Cliffy got all butthurt about it and accused PC gamers of being pirates and became a console game developer. 

The changes they introduced to UT3 made ME, a casual gamer, flinch.  I can only imagine how floored the actual FPS veterans were.


A game similar to UT can exist, but a developer like Epic is no longer capable of making it.  I wouldn't be surprised if an indie dev is making something close, but it still needs to be discovered.



quakke
quakke

Epic you just lost all the respect by saying that you have no intentions to do anything Unreal.


Cliffy come and save us already..

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

ut3 didnt sell so i understand why they arent developing for it

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

No unreal game for UE4, I guess its ok, but instead of that give us a game that will prove to be more enjoyable. You are free to pick the genre, just don't mess it up.

faizanhd
faizanhd

Because who needs balanced multiplayer , fun and fluid gameplay ?

Bleak5170
Bleak5170

Well this blows. UT used to be my favourite game franchise, but it's been soooooo long since we had a new game that it's slipped in the rankings.

vader501st
vader501st

They'd rather nickel and dime everyone for their engine, I assume.

Daian
Daian

Boooooo! Ever since they started making the overrated cashcow GoW they forgot what brought them to success.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I was still waiting for a reboot of the original Unreal, but I guess that's never going to happen. :(

obsequies
obsequies

fuck you. no new unreal game for your new unreal engine. wtf

k41m
k41m

I hope the people complaining aren't the same people that trash talked and didn't buy UT3, because it's your fault.

gamingfriendly
gamingfriendly

FUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKK WHY!! i want to waste my life on another Unreal Tournament... man i miss the days of coming out of the house with eyes so red people stay away from you lol.

Mellowcow
Mellowcow

Epic Games in 1999 was a game developer.

Epic Games in 2014 is a game engine developer.

I will miss the former while respecting the latter.

unreal101
unreal101

I really do wish that Epic would reconsider. I get why they axed the series - the last UT game came out back when COD4 was new and exciting, and it got crushed. But everyone is sick of military shooters now, and a really good retro shooter might do really freaking well.

quakke
quakke

@KeenoControl  

Except Valve hasn't denied the possibility of Half-Life3 like Epic just did deny UT..

faizanhd
faizanhd

@jsmoke03  

UT 3 was kinda marketed badly , it was incomplete and the recommended system requirements were way too high for the time. That's why it was unsuccessful. But a well made UT would definitely sell if they focus on the hardcore PC gaming crowd.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@k41m

I bought UT3, but it never ran well and I didn't like the GoW art style. I bought it even after the awful reviews, just to support the series.

I own all the UT games except Unreal 2 The Awakening and Return to Na Pali expansion pack to Unreal.

quakke
quakke

@k41m  

Like i should have bought some UT3 that was their attempt to convert Unreal into some weird Gears by being all brown and dumbed down? Rocketlauncher can't launch 5 rockets anymore but only 3 now instead? Rocket launcher can't shoot grenades at all but only either fire a single rocket or shoot three rockets? Yeah, no thanks..

quakke
quakke

@Mellowcow  

I miss the former while i have absolutely no more respect for the latter anymore..

quakke
quakke

@b74kd3th @quakke 

Partially, but atleast he realized the thing how he had helped destroying everything and therefore resigned. Now i don't see Epic resigning and therefore Cliffy B is the lesser evil in this. Cliff has even stated that he has interest in making a "fastpaced proper PC Shooter", whereas Epic just stated that they have interest in continuing cash-grab console games and game engine. The complete opposite.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

@faizanhd @jsmoke03 I'm sure it was because UT3 had lost focus, and that they were trying to push a story with the game. And yes, the game wasn't focused at the PC crowd either.

vackillers
vackillers

@unreal101 @gamingnerd121@faizanhd@jsmoke03I personally loved UT3 and still play it quite often. Got over 10GB of extra Maps thanks to the awesome community. It looked, feels, and the levels were fucking awesome in my opinion. It was without a doubt hands down the best looking UT game of the series. Just imagine what it could look like in the brand new engine? it would sensational !!!   

Epic lost focus though with it but not really giving it hardly any love at all after it was released, just few patches then the titan patch and that it..... The campaign was poorly done and didn't even finish it properly. Ending up being more of a tech demo for the Unreal Engine 3 rather then spending some real love for the game.

Cliffy B has gone off the rails a bit and that was proven by his appearence on giantbombs E3 after hours coverage last year. Said some really wacky things but he IS supposedly making a brand new arena shooter again so very interested in seeing what that will be like but it wont be no UT.

unreal101
unreal101

@gamingnerd121 @faizanhd@jsmoke03 UT3 always did feel pretty off to me. The weapon balancing wasn't as good as 2004 or UT99.


Plus, the artstyle was godawful. They took away the beautiful Goth/Sci-Fi style and replaced with with the Gears of War aesthetic.