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Unreal Tournament will make a comeback in Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games teases a May 8 reveal.

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A couple of tweets from Epic Games executives tell us that the company will soon reveal more about the future of the Unreal Tournament series, and that it will use Epic’s new Unreal Engine 4.

Vice President, Product Development Paul Meegan first said that to find out more about the future of Unreal Tournament and the UE4 developer community, you should tune into Epic’s Twitch channel on Thursday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

So far, Epic has used the channel to discuss various technical aspects of UE4 and to answer questions from developers.

Vice President and Co-Founder Mark Rein added that he’s excited for the future of Unreal Tournament, and that we’ll find out more during the broadcast.

This is surprising news given that In March, Epic’s Tim Sweeney said that company was not working on another Unreal Tournament. "We have a lot of nostalgia for the game," Sweeney said at a panel during GDC 2014. "But we're actually not developing anything in the Unreal game universe at all at the moment."

We last saw the first-person arena shooter series with the release of Unreal Tournament III in 2007.

Epic is currently hard at work at Fortnite, a PC-exclusive free-to-play third-person shooter with deep crafting and building elements.

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