After several years in dormancy, Epic Games has announced plans to develop a new version of its popular multiplayer shooter Unreal Tournament, using its Unreal Engine 4 tools. The announcement was made earlier today, along with word that the Unreal Tournament community will have a large influence on the development of the game.
Today's announcement stated that the actual work on the new version will begin today with a small group at Epic that have developed previous Unreal Tournament games. People who wish to participate in the discussion can sign up on the Unreal Engine forums and offer their suggestions to the team. In addition, people who have licensed Unreal Engine 4 will be able to see all of the content and code for the game as it is developed.
The game will be released for Windows, Mac and Linux and will be a free download. Epic will offer a marketplace later that will give third party mod makers a way to release paid mods and content for the game, with revenue shared between the mod makers and Epic. Since the development of the new Unreal Tournament has just started, it could be a while before the first public version is released.
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