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The Future of Unreal Tournament

In case you missed the news, work on the future of Unreal Tournament has begun and we’re happy to announce that we’re going to do this together, with you. We know that fans of the game are as passionate about Unreal Tournament as we are. We know that you have great ideas and strong opinions about where the game should go and what it should be. So let’s do something radical and make this game together, in the open, and for all of us.


Here’s the plan:

  • We’ve created a small team of UT veterans that are beginning work on the project starting today.
  • From the very first line of code, the very first art created and design decision made, development will happen in the open, as a collaboration between Epic, UT fans and UE4 developers. We’ll be using forums for discussion, and Twitch streams for regular updates.
  • If you are a fan and you want to participate, create a free account and join the forum discussion.
  • All code and content will be available live to UE4 developers on GitHub.
  • The game will be true to its roots as a competitive FPS.
  • Development will be focused on Windows, Mac and Linux.

So what’s the catch?

  • It will take many months until the game is playable by gamers. This is real development from scratch.
  • When the game is playable, it will be free. Not free to play, just free.
  • We’ll eventually create a marketplace where developers, modders, artists and gamers can give away, buy and sell mods and content. Earnings from the marketplace will be split between the mod/content developer, and Epic.  That’s how we plan to pay for the game.

A lot of this is brand new for Epic, and we don’t yet have everything figured out.  Things will probably definitely go wrong from time to time, and when they do, we’ll have to work through them together. There will be a lot of tough decisions to make, and not every feature will make it into the game. But if you’re a fan of Unreal Tournament, a UE4 developer, or a future modder – or if you just want to learn how we make games – we hope you’ll join us. It’s going to be fun.

Want to get involved?

  • Want more detail on the project? Read our wiki.
  • Want to participate & give feedback? Check out the forums, and sign up for a free account here to join Unreal Engine 4 community.

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    • AutoPsychotic

      Can’t wait!

    • Chris Bair

      So long as Onslaught is there, I’m in. I still play UT2K4 just for that.

      • iFlak

        Awesome you are still playing Chris!

        • Neil Mathieson

          I still play UT3 with other content. I love it.
          This is the first time ever that I wish that I knew coding, because I’d love to help.

    • Caleb Child

      I have been waiting for this day!!!!

    • scoobydooby

      yussssssss I was pretty disappointed with UT3 as a hardcore UT99 player.. hoping that this new iteration will get back to what made this the best arena shooter of all time.

    • Fj4to5

      Can´t wait for the new unreal tournament! /)^3^(

    • Craig Baker

      cool. favorite game.. cant wait. 3 970 + make it sli monitor tuants second monitor.. map 3 monitor..

    • Craig Baker

      shock rifle enhancement red … wave wave flame horizontal hit floor wall of energy 3 per pack

    • Craig Baker

      return shrapnul gun.. nail people wall dead one shot

    • Yumusak

      Unreal tournament 2004, it was my favourite game. I was a pro in that game. I had only 3 enemys, the monster (forget it his name), Malcolm and specially Xan. Sure, iam talking about the strongest niveau! This game is very good and should be in the top 10 Games.