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No new Unreal Tournament

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We were hoping that with a new Unreal Engine, we might get a new version of one of the finest multiplayer shooters in the history of videogaming; Unreal tournament. Unfortunately, that’s not happening.

Speaking at GDC, Epic’s Tim Sweeny put paid to any rumours, supposition and conjecture about a revitalised Unreal Tournament, m-m-m-m-onsterkilling all of your hopes and dreams.

“We’re not [planning on] shipping an Unreal Tournament game,” Sweeney said during a GDC panel.

“We have a lot of nostalgia for the game but we’re actually not developing anything in the Unreal game universe at all at the moment.”

Instead, you’ll have to be content with the UE4-powered Fortnite and that new, unannounced title that may or may not be based on Samaritan.

“We’ve announced Fortnite… That’s a game we’ll be talking about later. We don’t have anything to show you here at GDC,” he said (via CVG)

“We’re developing that project and there are several other projects that aren’t announced yet that are being developed with Unreal Engine 4,” Sweeney concluded.

The particular panel was used by Epic to announce its new subscription model for Unreal Engine 4. UE4 is now available to PC, Mac, iOS and Android developers for just $19 per month, plus 5% of gross takings from any commercial products or games made with the engine. It’s certainly an interesting  way to sell a game engine, making it affordable to most. Expect to see a great many more Unreal Engine 4 powered games on all capable devices this generation.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014

102 Comments

  1. Decembermaloy

    March 20, 2014 at 08:32

    I like the way you said, “great many more games” and not “many more great games”…. not all designers are created equal.

    Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 20, 2014 at 09:09

      Dude… Love the profile pic. Hehehe.

      Reply

      • Decembermaloy

        March 20, 2014 at 09:12

        thanks 😀

        Reply

  2. Alex Hicks

    March 20, 2014 at 08:36

    That game mode in the header was awesome. I sucked at it – much like I suck at all forms of shooters; but for sheer unrivalled fun the basketball-like bombing run was the bee’s knees; the wasp’s nipples; the entire set of major erogenous zones on every flying insect.

    Reply

    • Weanerdog

      March 20, 2014 at 09:20

      I too suck at fps, but go try loadout it has a certain “makes me giggle like a school girl” factor to it.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 20, 2014 at 09:24

        So glad I’m not the only one.

        My wife rolls her eyes at me when I play and mumbles something about ultra childish or something.

        Just makes me grin and giggle more

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 09:27

          Remember when was playing GTAV and telling off the pedestrians, saying shit like “watch where you going dumbass” while driving on the pavement lol The looks the mrs gave me were priceless. 🙂

          Reply

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:35

            hehehehehhe

      • Alex Hicks

        March 20, 2014 at 11:50

        Oh, I’ve tried – and even played it more than once. I like the old school-ness of it.

        At the moment I’m too busy respawning and costing my team tickets in Battlefield 4. (Not entirely true – but I did play one game and quit after 20 minutes at 0-14 O.0)

        Reply

  3. Jedi JJ

    March 20, 2014 at 08:42

    You had me at Unreal

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 20, 2014 at 08:44

    *Expect (last sentence)

    Fatal exception error.

    Reply

    • Jedi JJ

      March 20, 2014 at 08:46

      Except if you accept to expect exceptions.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 20, 2014 at 08:58

        What about if you accept to expect exceptional exceptions?

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 20, 2014 at 08:59

          I usually only except exemplary exhibitions of exalted exceptions.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:02

            With the exception of accepting expectations of extraordinary extra exceptions

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 08:59

          Thanks you killed my brain reading that.

          Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 20, 2014 at 08:46

      Thanks, fixed. 🙂

      Reply

  5. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 20, 2014 at 08:53

    Aw man 🙁 I was so hoping. This woulda been epic. Getit? Unreal… Epic… anybody? No?

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 20, 2014 at 08:58

      Would of been awesome man, I was a huge UT 2004 and UT3 fan. Love the speed Ut games have. Serious let down. and yes I get it. sick and all I get it.

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 20, 2014 at 09:00

        Hello of Tim! Ready for the of weekend?
        I can barely of wait.

        🙂

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 09:01

          Ready lol Sick as a dog today, ready to veg on couch downing meds and playing away.

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          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:02

            Cool cool. I’m going to get into FF VII tonight with the refined version from Steam.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:03

            I was contemplating getting Hd FF X/X2. Really luss for FF lately.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:04

            You sir have a case of “MAN-FLU!”

            Your recovery relies on as much gaming in a lying down or slouched position as possible. Stay hydrated with coffee/hot chocolate/warm beverage of choice and a side of snacks.

            Oh and some actual meds may help too 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 09:05

            You mean alcohol right?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:06

            A real doctor would never prescribe alcohol. I however am NOT a doctor so I see no reason why he shouldn’t try

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:07

            I was just wondering.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:16

            Man flu mixed with start of tonsillitis it seems! Trust me I shall indeed rely on much gaming with much snacks

            alcohol meds

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:16

            crap can’t even type properly.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:17

            I didn’t even know crap could type at all 😉

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:17

            Yeah dude. Remind me never to borrow and/or use his keyboard 0.o

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:19

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:19

            Whahahahahaha

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:18

            Mr Hankey would be offended!

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 20, 2014 at 09:00

        Loved the fast paced run and gun everything that moves thing. You don’t get that anymore. No Unreal, no Quake.

        THOSE are FPS games I could do multiplayer. That’s what they were built for. I miss those games

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        • Norm

          March 20, 2014 at 09:01

          Amen to that man.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:02

            I barely recognized you norm. Hello there.

          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 09:05

            Same to you. Must be my helmet & you needing to shave. 😛

        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          March 20, 2014 at 09:05

          I also miss going in guns blazing and not having to think out a strategy.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:05

            Tis why Loadout is such fun! 🙂

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 09:09

            But you still need to upgrade guns and all that kak, I miss the whole grab what you can and kill anything that moves gameplay

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 09:41

            Please forward me your banking details. I wanna deposit R30.00 so you can go buy yourself a beer for that comment!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 09:05

          MMMM Monster KILL!

          Reply

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:05

            Unstoppable!

          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 09:10

            Read that in the announcer’s voice!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:10

            It’s impossible to read it any other way 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:12

            MULTI KILL!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:13

            MEGA KILL!!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:17

            HOMOSEXUAL!!! @johnambitious:disqus (cracks me up everytime)

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:18

            I…ur… what? That inside Joke I do not know ….

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:20

            One day everyone was doing the whole Annoucements from UT “mmmm Monster kill” ect and list got bigger and bigger till JJ said something and I replied HOMOSEXUAL. Just made me think if that actually happened in game, would be hysterical.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:21

            Lol yeah that would be odd… No someone’s probably going to go mod that in

          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 09:29

            This that achieved for multi-killing people from behind with that ‘Impact Hammer’ gun?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:32

            LOL! that would be appropriate

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:18

            Haha. You got me good that time.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:20

            Apparently that’s what HE said….

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:21

            I can’t deny the truth. But I will lie and pretend like it never happened.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:21

            You sound like Bush now lol

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:22

            Haha

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 20, 2014 at 10:00

          What about loadout? Thats pretty fast paced

          Reply

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 10:10

            Mentioned lower down 🙂

        • Grant Hancock

          March 20, 2014 at 10:25

          Sigh … although our generations love for Unreal and Quake is very strong… the shtoopid teenage market is so big that all dev’s care about are their preferences 🙁

          Reply

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 10:33

            *cries*

  6. Brian Murphy

    March 20, 2014 at 09:06

    Fuck Unreal Tournament, hasn’t been worth a shit in years. Bring back the original PLOT BASED Unreal you rotten MP whores.

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 20, 2014 at 09:07

      I’ve never played Unreal for the story…. True story bro. To me it’s always been about shooting others in the face with Unreal. Heh

      Reply

      • Brian Murphy

        March 20, 2014 at 09:10

        The original Unreal back in ’98 was absolutely amazing, pretty trend setting as far as I’m concerned. It was one of those must have titles. And it actually had multiplayer,but for some reason they basically dropped it in lieu of the tournament botfest.

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        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          March 20, 2014 at 09:12

          *Confession bear* I never played the first Unreal game…. Only the subsequent ones

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          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:14

            FOR SHAME!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:15

            I know 🙁 But at least I can still say the Unreal franchise is awesome. Each one that I’ve played has had its own unique feel. The best I still say is UT2004

          • Brian Murphy

            March 20, 2014 at 09:14

            It’s ok, really. It was one of those games that I played as a young’un (Ok, well, I was a year out of HS when Unreal first dropped…still, technically a kid in my book).

            It was great though, has it’s own place in FPS history. Certainly not as groundbreaking as the original Doom or Wolfenstein, but it definitely deserves a place.

          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 09:21

            I will leave this link here for you. I bought this and love it.

            http://www.takealot.com/gaming/unreal-anthology-pc,9553786

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:22

            R67 bucks? Bargain! Pitty it’s sold out

          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 09:24

            Check BT games. My wife bought it for me and I think she got it from there. Not 100% sure. Whats nice is the original is upped to run on current systems. None of that ‘Your windows is not supported’ stuff.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:24

            Got mine at BT

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:25

            Sweeeeet. Must investigate the weekend

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 09:27

            And if all else fails…
            http://store.steampowered.com/sub/683/ for the bundle or you can get Unreal Gold edition for $9.99 or Unreal 2 for $9.99 on gog.com

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:28

            Works too hehe

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:23

            I bought that same set s few years back with UT2008 attached to it for 100 bucks. I practically just bought it for the first Unreal though.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 20, 2014 at 09:59

            O_O

    • Jedi JJ

      March 20, 2014 at 09:09

      I must agree. The first Unreal was so damn incredible. I loved the story, it was tense and there were some great moments.
      Especially that moment where you see the gunfire flashes under the door and then when it opens that Skaarj just stands there before running off. Epic stuff.

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      • Brian Murphy

        March 20, 2014 at 09:11

        I know, right? They did so many good things in Unreal, I was so saddened when they turned it into….what it is now. Which is basically a joke.

        +100, I tried giving you 2, but it kept taking 1 away 🙁 Fuckers.

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 20, 2014 at 09:13

          I enjoyed the first UT, I must admit. But I’ve ALWAYS secretly wished that they would bring back the SP. First time in an SP where I saw such large and open maps and it was full of surprise moments. Definitely one of the most memorable games for me to date. Unreal 2 was really disappointing though.

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          • Brian Murphy

            March 20, 2014 at 09:17

            I enjoyed the first UT also, but I never understood the need for tournament. It never really made sense. They had MP in Unreal 1, so why go straight MP with a shoehorned story? It was so lame…and the MP matches I had in 1 were incredibly memorable…if maybe for the wrong reasons (If there’s one thing you could expect while connecting to MP servers in Unreal is to see some horrifying type of porn on a TV screen somewhere in the level, dogs, horses, you know…the real filth).

          • Jedi JJ

            March 20, 2014 at 09:18

            Haha. I get you. Heck. Even a straight-up remake of the first will satisfy me.

          • Brian Murphy

            March 20, 2014 at 09:19

            Agreed +1

            I honestly think some of the filth from Unreal may have influenced the console makers to not allow mods on console, swear to god. Some hilarious shit though.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:19

            Lol. That was common for pretty much any MP game back in the day which allowed custom maps. The things I have seen…..

          • Brian Murphy

            March 20, 2014 at 09:20

            Yeah, I seem to recall seeing some other awful shit in Soldier of Fortune and Soldier of Fortune 2 Double Helix hah. Another great series.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 20, 2014 at 09:23

            Man, SOF was such a shocker back in the day. So violent. I remember how people made a huge thing about the overkill gore. Heh.

            I couldn’t even actually play it. Was a bit too much for me back then

          • Brian Murphy

            March 20, 2014 at 09:26

            Haha, I loved that part of it. The mess you made of that guys face at the end (or beginning, can’t remember…been awhile) of Double Helix was great.

          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 09:25

            WOW… I almost completely forgot about SoF.

          • Brian Murphy

            March 20, 2014 at 09:27

            I know, it’s been so long…but such a great IP…definitely worthy of remembering!

      • Rags

        March 20, 2014 at 10:18

        What story? Can’t even remember that it had one. 😀

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 20, 2014 at 11:55

          You cut me deep

          Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 20, 2014 at 12:34

        I’ll never forget the first you actually fight one, in that dead end corridor. As you turn back the lights start turning off one by one, roaring, & you get stuck on a damn bar that appeared across the passage that you can’t see in the dark. Good times.

        Reply

        • Jedi JJ

          March 20, 2014 at 13:39

          Oh man. I remember that so well. Was crap scary back then.

          Reply

  7. Ryanza

    March 20, 2014 at 09:15

    Unreal Tournament is Epic’s bread and butter and Epic is just not spreading it. Idk what Gears of War has done to Epic, but to show off the new Unreal engine, Epic has to make Unreal Tournament.

    Fortnite, you must be fucking around and after Cliff Bleszinski’s DRM comments, and no plans for Unreal Tournament on the new Unreal engine, are you having a laugh?

    Unreal Tournament 3 – good, I liked it
    Gears of War 1 – good, I liked it
    Gears of War 2 – what the fuck you doing
    Gears of War 3 – no more Gears of War for me
    Gears of War who gives a shit
    Fortnite – fuck off

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  8. saneman

    March 20, 2014 at 09:45

    So as the fps scene stagnates and they beat the dead horse that is titan fall we get told that one of the best most fun face paced fps’s is not going to bother to be made because they would rather licence there engine out to flappy bird devs who will use 0.00001 % of its ability.

    a million kids playing crappy bird built on unreal 4 engine will make more money than the next AAA iteration of unreal tournament.

    casual gamers ruining franchises.

    Reply

  9. Rags

    March 20, 2014 at 10:17

    They won’t do it because UT is too fast for peasants with their xbox or ps4 controller.

    Reply

  10. Grant Hancock

    March 20, 2014 at 10:22

    So much sad 🙁 … After Half-Life 3 the game I’d like to see the most is either new Unreal Tournament or Quake Arena

    Sooooo many great lanning memories !

    Reply

    • Rags

      March 20, 2014 at 11:39

      We are waiting for you on Quake Live servers. 🙂

      Reply

  11. DrKiller

    March 20, 2014 at 10:51

    My life has no meaning anymore……… Good bye everyone……

    Reply

  12. KarlBertil

    April 11, 2014 at 00:33

    Epic must be the biggest idiots and morons up to date, they have the best FPS game ever made and they dont use it, for marketing, reputation and the only game that made them famus, reputation and respect (and rich?) and made the word aware of Epic´s studios, lasted for 10 yers now and still going strong, actually stronger and stronger, and never better players, and never better gameplay than now and it´s going for 10 more yers and more.
    I think they dont know what to do, and after ut 3 they are just afraide to fail again, and they problebly will .
    After I seen ut 3 I think I know why, at the time they was just trying to make a better game than Qake and more or less , do more , do better, faster and make it better than Q, and they did, first they tryed with ut 2003, it´s a very god game, but not that god, so they come up with Tanks, cars hovercraft and so on, bigger, more gametypes and now it was even better than Q. better then anything else, even game of the year, an understatment, game of the century are more like it, maybe even more….. actually so god so nothing after ut 2004 come even close and after 10 -11 years, still nothing.
    But the thing is, they just wanted to beat Q, So they put in everything they had and could do at that time and be no.1 that year at least, so they made a new game and put in the old one, 2003, to make it bigger and better than Q, they did not know at the time what a game they had made, it was just a very, very lucky combination of things they had here and there, and they had made a perfect game.
    I know, some say UT 99 ( thats the one playing that games first and they just love it, and ok for them its the best game) I started with game of the year edition 2000, played it for a week or so and just loved it ( its like the first girl you love, you never forget it, you dont want to ) and a friend had an old ut 2003 he did not use so he gave it to me.
    I instald it, loked at it, decided I did not liked it (I`m still in love with that gold edition) but since I had It, I had to test it, it was horrible, nothing was like the other one, but you know, I had nothing else to do so I played some more and slowly, slowly I had to say that ok you can do some tricks and movs and yes you get used with that head moving up and down when you running and yes……..
    It grow on you, after a week I could not go back to the old one, I had a new love but it was slowly fading away, I got in at the end of ut 2003 cycle, we where only 10-15 people playing on the server, the god thing was they show me everything of the gameplay and what you could do, I was greatful fo that, I did not have any instructionsbok, I did not even played the singel mission/ladder, I put in the cable and went online, an easy target for everyone.
    I had that game ca. half year and another friend had found a ut 2004 game and wondering if I maybe wanted it, he had no use for it since he did not play, so ok I take for a ride, hoping it would be more people online there, hehe, and it was.
    It was desame this time to, hated it first, and I still think the shookgun in 2003 are better looking and the tranc are way better in 2003 and I think so, but thats all everything else are better in 2004 you just have to give it some time, 2k3 and 2k4 lok alike, but its not at all the gameplay, its hard to say what it is, the resolution and the fact that its bigger map so the enemy gets smaller and harder, it was desame in 2k3 to, but not that small.
    And deep inside I know this is it, best game ever, ut 99 people knows it to, they just wont say it, 2003 people knows it and so does the q,fan. They just hold on to their first love, maybe I was lucky not to have the other game for a long time, from ut 2000 gold edition to ut 2003 and ut 2004 in 7-8 month, so I could let them go, 2004 are another story, I never let it go, actually was buying 3 ex. just to be sure.
    I want talk of ut 2007, its a dissaster, totally destroyd, thats why I know they just was lucky with 2004 and why they faild, they simply dont know what to do.
    They did the same thing again, more stuff, bigger guns, fancy textures and stuff. and it dont work like it did in 2004. and thats why they cant do a new one.
    I know what to do, how to make a perfect game better, but since us citizen are so greedy I want tell you, it a matter of mony you know.
    I think it was, what you do to others …………………………………………

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