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Your first look at Unreal Tournament is filled with concept art

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Unreal Tournament, one of the greatest Friday night social games ever, is coming back large and in charge. And damn son, it does look real purdy. Just like an easily-explodable head waiting to be instagibbed.

On the Unreal Tournament blog, Epic uploaded a new development podcast that featured the dulcet tones of Senior Designer Jim Brown and Cognitive Psycologist Celia Hodent as they discussed working on the user experience for the upcoming shooter. You can listen to that right here.

Epic is taking a slow burn approach to their free to play title. Unreal Tournament will initially launch with the usual Team Deathmatch mode, before expanding to Capture The Flag and Onslaught modes. That’s a lot of work. Work which will need some fleshing out with concept art. Which just so happens to be below these words right now, ready for your perusal. Click to embiggen:

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Do my eyes deceive me, or is that a Shock Rifle? Beware chaps, I love me some headshots with that classic beauty. The “next-gen competitive shooter” is currently headed to PC and Mac. Epic is planning to make the game as free as possible, with the bulk of the cash for the title coming in through licenses that players can buy in order to market up their own mods, maps and weapons. Or players can also be charitable, and give that content away. Still, should be interesting to see if this idea can take off. Hell, I’d love to see more studios and publishers support this kind of initiative, because everyone wins.

Except for the guy who just walked face-first into a Flak Cannon. Man, he lost big time.

Last Updated: July 7, 2014

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  1. I spent so many hours in the various Unreals that it permanently skaarj’d me.


    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      July 7, 2014 at 07:46

      Oh you!


    • Matewis Jubilai

      July 7, 2014 at 08:02

      Like the first one, when the lights went off one by one in that corridor 😐


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 7, 2014 at 08:11

        YES! One of my most treasured gaming moments.


  2. Admiral Chief Fairburne

    July 7, 2014 at 07:46

    I hope this free business works!


  3. Admiral Chief Fairburne

    July 7, 2014 at 07:48

    As long as we have LOCAL servers!


    • Kromas

      July 7, 2014 at 08:13

      Bet you they can’t even find South Africa on a map. (Hint: It is the southern point of Africa 😛 )


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 7, 2014 at 08:14

        You’re assuming they can find Africa 😉


        • Kromas

          July 7, 2014 at 08:24

          Oh they know where Africa is. (That place where they got all their slaves and ivory at one stage)


  4. Banana_man

    July 7, 2014 at 08:21

    Weirdly, I was the only one in my group of gamer friends to fall in love with the first Unreal Tournament. The others were all smitten with Quake 3, and dare I say, Counter Strike. …Not me, Akimbo Enforcers all the way!!!


  5. Ross Woofels Mason

    July 7, 2014 at 08:21

    Still play Unreal tournament 2004 some times, really looking forward to this!


  6. Grant [_G_] Hancock

    July 7, 2014 at 08:22

    What a GREAT start to a monday with posts about Unreal and DOOM ! … thank you Lazygamer 😀


  7. SlasherZA

    July 7, 2014 at 09:20

    UT + Instagib + Big Head ‘mods’ enabled on either Morpheus or my favourite – Deck16 maps made for many many hours of gaming time.


    • Danie Nell

      July 7, 2014 at 09:59

      Yes! Wasnt there a low gravity mod too?
      Was like a bunch of big head balloons floating around popping eachother.


      • SlasherZA

        July 7, 2014 at 10:26

        Yes, there was…

        I always enjoyed flying the Redeemer around as well to hunt down my enemies, but flak cannon was a firm favourite as gun. Still didn’t compare to Instagib mode though 😛


  8. Sith JJ

    July 7, 2014 at 10:25

    Still just want an SP Unreal again.
    With some scary Skaarj moments.


  9. Rags

    July 7, 2014 at 12:30

    Played some of the alpha, can’t wait for the updates :>


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