Unreal Tournament announcement happening soon -- Watch it here [UPDATE: IT'S OVER]

Epic Games will unveil "The future of Unreal Tournament" today starting at 2 p.m. EDT.

[UPDATE] The stream has now ended. During the event, Epic Games announced an all-new Unreal Tournament game.

The original story is below.

During a special Twitch livestream today, Epic Games will unveil "the future of Unreal Tournament." You can watch the stream right here in this post beginning at 2 p.m. EDT.

The stream will also focus on Unreal Engine 4 and virtual reality technology like Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, according to a post on the Epic Games website. Developers will field questions as well.

Epic Games cofounder Tim Sweeney said in March that the company is not working on anything in the Unreal game universe at the moment, so it sounds like today's announcement will be for something else.

The most recent Unreal Tournament game was 2007's Unreal Tournament III. In addition to its Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games is currently working on PC-exclusive game Fortnite, as well as two mystery projects.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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46 comments
Pyrosa
Pyrosa

BEST.

DAY.

EVER.

(Okay, seriously, it's just incredibly good gaming news.  So, best day this week, at least.)

 

ECH71
ECH71

I like what I'm hearing. Can't wait.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

From the looks of it, UT4 will adopt a similar business model to that of dota2, tf2, and csgo, where community made content is sold and the profits are split between the content makers and the company that made the game.


And according to https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/the-future-of-unreal-tournament-begins-today, it looks like the game is gonna be kind of open source, where people who are checked in as devs can gain access to the source code.

JW2252
JW2252

This is an interesting new business model, and I hope it pans out well for them.  Pretty much a modders dream come true and it'll be a great boon for anyone wishing to increase the longevity of their game.  I wonder if there will be restrictions on how much a person can charge, or what kind of content they can create.  Looking forward to this and will definitely be keeping my eyes open for future developments.

djpetitte
djpetitte

I want to see a new killing floor mod.

Inlex
Inlex

WICKED!! SICK!!!

Xirexor
Xirexor

Seriously I am gonna explode ! I have alotta ideas to share with DEVS ! but first i have to attempt my papers :|

DarkLight748
DarkLight748

Will there be a repeat of the stream, I had to stop half way through?

Zoza24
Zoza24

They should have called it Unreal Tournament Forever.

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

My reaction to this: HOOOLLY S***********!!! in announcer's tone.

Zoza24
Zoza24

Unreal Tournament Free?, Excellent news! :D

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

Amazing stuff !! 

No middleman publisher to interfere in development. AMAZING !!

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

Not Free2Play people, it's just a free game, awesome, and on PC, Mac and Linux only, this game is going to be great, and a month ago I didn't even want another Unreal, now I realize I do.

Xirexor
Xirexor

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMOGMOGM OMGOMGO MGO MGO MOG MOGM OGMO GM G

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

This article is an announcement about an announcement, that will be later today.  Is there really nothing to do at Gamespot offices?  Or is this a way to squeeze an extra article in to get enough obligatory articles about Unreal Tournament?

berserker66666
berserker66666

They'll probably ditch the "Un" and call it Real Tournament.

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

I haven't played a UT game in forever.  Was always my favorite FPS once Quake started dying down.  Can't wait to see the new one.

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

@komitetgosuder  1080p? what is this baby resolution? my 4K screen and quad Titans sneers at your pathetic consololole baby expectations for what resolution should be. if you can still see the pixels with a magnifier you failed at gaming!

also 60fps? what is this a slideshow? stop motion?!! BLASPHEMY! all games should run at least at 120 frames per HERTZ! 

console gamers... such mediocore peasantry! i shall go and play Farmville on my tripe 4K screens at 12K resolution! top that console shill!

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

@Zoza24  I don't think any game should ever be called forever! never call it forever! FOREVER!

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

@Zoza24 And not Free to Play (Microtransactions)... Actually a FREE game.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@spacecadet25  its not just an announcement its also were the video is going to be shown so stop getting your panties in a twist because of some article.

Zoza24
Zoza24

@wizzzer_thy_133 @Zoza24  Since this UT will be a ongoing process, then why not? :)

I will definitely consider doing mods for this game myself, i have great ideas for my personal character designs..

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@mdign @Ultramarinus That's straight up GODLIKE news.

(I'm trying to figure out how to add a Flak Monkey comment in here, but it isn't coming to me... )

Zoza24
Zoza24

@GSGuy321 @Zoza24  As i read it my friend :)

And it's coming to Linux as well, That's the best part of all of this! :D

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@soccerpzn @spacecadet25 Looks like you're right, I can't find that video anywhere else than this pre-article article.  Oh wait, it's in the actual article about the UT news, and probably on youtube.  And this is a very new article and it's already completely obsolete, it could be deleted and removed from history altogether.

What I don't want to see is gamespot to turn into CNN (when breaking news arises), bringing you the news before it has substance.