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.

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[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.

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Pyrosa

BEST.

DAY.

EVER.

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


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ECH71

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

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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 << LINK REMOVED >>, 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.

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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.

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djpetitte

I want to see a new killing floor mod.

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naryanrobinson

<< LINK REMOVED >> They're making Killing Floor 2 already.

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Inlex

WICKED!! SICK!!!

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Xirexor

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

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DarkLight748

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

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quakke

<< LINK REMOVED >> Someone will eventually up it to yt, don't worry ;)

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KomitetGosuder

will it be 1080p 60fps ?

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wizzzer_thy_133

<< LINK REMOVED >> 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!

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Erebus

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol

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teske4444

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You want 120 frame-seconds? I'd rather have 120 frames per second.

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Inlex

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> This person needs a new sarcasm detector.

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Zoza24

They should have called it Unreal Tournament Forever.

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wizzzer_thy_133

<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't think any game should ever be called forever! never call it forever! FOREVER!

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Zoza24

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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..

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Ultramarinus

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

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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... )

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Zoza24

Unreal Tournament Free?, Excellent news! :D

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GSGuy321

<< LINK REMOVED >> This is how you build a brand. Learn EA !!

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Zoza24

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>EA will never Learn, how about actual developers independence ey? :)

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GSGuy321

<< LINK REMOVED >> And not Free to Play (Microtransactions)... Actually a FREE game.

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shingui5

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

Didn't they say they were going to sell you community made content?

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raydawg2000

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> They said the content creators will have to the option to sell it if desired.

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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

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GSGuy321

Amazing stuff !!

No middleman publisher to interfere in development. AMAZING !!

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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.

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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

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Erebus

<< LINK REMOVED >> OGMO GM G, indeed

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GSGuy321

What Platforms ?

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Antidote2005

<< LINK REMOVED >> Windows Mac Linux

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GSGuy321

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm a pc gamer. Look at the pic dude.

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GSGuy321

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Oh I get it. Troller. Got it.

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FREE!!! Very Nice!

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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?

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soccerpzn

<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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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.

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spacecadet25

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Too late, my panties are already irreversibly twisted.

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