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    What's with the radio silence?

    No one has been able to get in touch with anyone on the team for about a month. RZE in particular hasn't spoken in discord since June 29th. The last real update to UT was done on July 10th, while the buildlist versions still appear to be increasing. A lot of us are pretty curious what's going on or what's about to happen. Should we expect a major release or announcement?
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    #2
    Yeah, I even would be good with some sort of hint (tweet, meaningful picture - something)...

    In meanwhile we could consider two extremes: going Alpha or putting project on hold. Also, vacations or Fortnite could be a reason too, I guess...
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      #3
      Fortnite would be a good reason. It's just strange they wouldn't mention it.
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        #4
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          #5
          It is probably just Fortnite but who knows? Steve hasn't been around at all for weeks, even on Discord.
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            #6
            Personal message to epic staff

            I dont want to play Quake champions which is so
            poor weapon wise as all quakes before.
            I have played enough overwatch to be aware of the limits of this game. You can't hardly carry your team and super power is a cheap mechanism.

            Conclusion : you have no competitors. So go beta, promote blitz and let me play ctf leagues

            More seriously, I'm one of those who think that movement (except this sluggish acceleration) and weapons are almost perfect. Do great visuals effect, great immersive sounds and great user interface and go for big success. I would buy your game 100€.

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              #7
              Funny PB should ask. I came over here tonight to see if I could find a UT4 status update. I had high hopes when this was first announced in May 2014 and through the first year of development, but my optimism has been steadily decreasing. I'd like to hear that they still aspire to produce a first rate UT4.
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                #8
                Fortnite, Paragon and Unreal Engine are Epics top priority

                Unreal Tournament 4 is more like a sideline project they (a small team) work on in their spare time
                + its middle of summer so people should be on holidays as well

                either way, this will be a slow development that will stretch on for years with a high probability of getting canceled if Epic games management decides its a waste of resources - hardcore arena shooters are all but dead in this day and age so it makes financial sense to focus on other products

                also Epic games might be looking at how successful Lawbreakers and Quake Champions (a much higher budgeted arena shooters with massive marketing behind them) will be before deciding on fate of UT4 - if those games fail, there is no point in making UT

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                  #9
                  Epic please tell us what is going on.


                  Originally posted by Furma View Post
                  Fortnite, Paragon and Unreal Engine are Epics top priority

                  Unreal Tournament 4 is more like a sideline project they (a small team) work on in their spare time
                  + its middle of summer so people should be on holidays as well

                  either way, this will be a slow development that will stretch on for years with a high probability of getting canceled if Epic games management decides its a waste of resources - hardcore arena shooters are all but dead in this day and age so it makes financial sense to focus on other products

                  also Epic games might be looking at how successful Lawbreakers and Quake Champions (a much higher budgeted arena shooters with massive marketing behind them) will be before deciding on fate of UT4 - if those games fail, there is no point in making UT

                  sad but true (hopefully I am mistaken, but there is no evidence to the contrary)
                  There is no evidence to support anything you just said.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Furma View Post
                    + its middle of summer so people should be on holidays as well
                    It's only me having 1 or 2 weeks holiday in the whole summer? Lmao.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by PayBack View Post
                      Epic please tell us what is going on.


                      There is no evidence to support anything you just said.
                      except for common sense and UT being in pre-alpha for 3 years now with Epic Games dedicating most of its work force on other projects I mentioned

                      developers and community manager having minimal to no correspondence with community for some time now is a dead give away that Epic is focusing its efforts on other projects
                      UT4 is an afterthought at this point.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Furma View Post

                        except for common sense and UT being in pre-alpha for 3 years now with Epic Games dedicating most of its work force on other projects I mentioned

                        developers and community manager having minimal to no correspondence with community for some time now is a dead give away that Epic is focusing its efforts on other projects
                        UT4 is an afterthought at this point.
                        Show me one piece of information from Epic or anything that says the UT Devs are working on other projects right now. Lack of communication means nothing, you are assuming because the Devs arent talking that must mean they arent working on the projects.
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                          #13
                          Even if Epic tells you I doubt you'll believe it.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by PayBack View Post

                            Show me one piece of information from Epic or anything that says the UT Devs are working on other projects right now. Lack of communication means nothing, you are assuming because the Devs arent talking that must mean they arent working on the projects.
                            https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en...ar-update-2017

                            https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en...play-rebalance

                            https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/e...community-pack


                            fortnite and paragon are projects with higher priority and devs/designers already mentioned several times in the past that they are working on other projects - as you can read from the links above, these 2 games are constantly updated unlike UT

                            you think there is a dedicated UT team within epic games? think again, Epic Games is using its resources for other games atm thats why UT updates are sporadic and why UT is still in pre-alpha even after 3 years
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Furma View Post

                              https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en...ar-update-2017

                              https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en...play-rebalance

                              https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/e...community-pack


                              fortnite and paragon are projects with higher priority and devs/designers already mentioned several times in the past that they are working on other projects - as you can read from the links above, these 2 games are constantly updated unlike UT

                              you think there is a dedicated UT team within epic games? think again, Epic Games is using its resources for other games atm thats why UT updates are sporadic and why UT is still in pre-alpha even after 3 years
                              I totally agree, but this thread is not for the community to debate theories as to why Epic is no longer responding, its to push Epic to respond with the real answer.
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