Epic Games confirms PC exclusive game in the works

While Epic Games has been working mostly in the console game space for the past several years, the company has some deep PC gaming roots. Now it looks like the game developer is returning to their foundations for an upcoming project. Joystiq reports that during the PAX East event this weekend, Epic Games' president Mike Capps confirmed that the team is working on some kind of PC exclusive game title.

That's all Capps would reveal at this point, but it seems clear that this new game is not Fortnite, the rather quirky looking strategy-action game that Epic announced last December. Epic has been quiet about its plans for Fortnite ever since.

Epic started out in the 1990s as a PC shareware game developer and publisher, releasing such titles as Epic Pinball and Jazz Jackrabbit. In 1998, it released Unreal (co-developed with Digital Extremes) for the PC. It was a huge critical and sales hit and instantly turned Epic Games into a major game developer, thanks in part to the game's Unreal Engine. Epic later licensed out the engine to third party game developers while continuing to make its own games.

The rest, as they say, is history, as Epic has kept making its own games while also making money by selling Unreal Engine licenses to hundreds of other game developers. It will be interesting to see what kind of PC exclusive game Epic has in mind.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Rumor: Windows 8 Single Language SKU spotted?

Next Story

Raspberry Pi PC passes CE tests; still no ship date

10 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

You're all asking for sequels, personally I'd love to see a new IP myself.

A single player FPS (perhaps with MP on the side) that has a great story, game mechanics, and puzzle solving.

I wonder what they'll come up with. I'd be happy with a return to the Unreal Tournament series or a new IP on the same level as Gears of War.

Blackhearted said,
If it's not a proper followup to ut2003/4 then epic shouldn't even bother.

Well it's not even been confirmed that it is an Unreal Tournament game so I don't see the point in saying things like that. They may have something else just as awesome in store for us however unlikely that will be.

I for one would love to see a new Unreal tournament!
One that has a tournament mode like UT2004 and flows as well as UT GOTY while having the same graphical capabilities as UT3

trag3dy said,
Realllllly? A return to their glory days? Unreal Tournament 2012/13?

I doubt it, since iirc UT3 didn't do so hot.

Sometimes past glory is best left in the past.

randomevent said,

I doubt it, since iirc UT3 didn't do so hot.

Sometimes past glory is best left in the past.

That's because UT3 wasn't that great of a product. It was a resource hog and had lots of bugs at launch, it also didn't "feel" right... almost like they'd changed the formula that worked from previous versions. The previous versions UT2003/2004 on the other hand were awesome games. I have extremely fond memories of those. If they did a new UT in the same vein as 2003/2004, then I'd be all over it