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Capps: No new Unreal Tournament
Posted: 21.09.2011 12:37 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Epic Games may have around five projects in the works but the "awfully loved franchise" Unreal Tournament is not among their number - cue the tears.

The long-running series continues to have a "huge influence" on Epic Games, says boss Mike Capps, but they're "not currently working on an Unreal IP" title.


Epic just broke into your home, raided your fridge and shot your puppy - on your birthday. That's the emotional impact of this news. "Unreal and Unreal Tournament continue to have a huge influence on the studio here, even though we're not currently working on an Unreal IP project," said president Mike Capps, in an interview with Forbes.

There was indication back in July that Unreal maybe among the Epic projects as Capps talked about investing in IP already established. "It's been a long time since we shipped an Unreal game, and it's an awfully loved franchise that we hold pretty dear here," he said.

"We've been sort of focused on making new properties, which you've seen with Shadow Complex, Bulletstorm and Infinity Blade, but sometimes I think just as a businessman that maybe we should be spending some more time with our existing franchises."

"Epic's core game making philosophy of 'when everyone says it's done, keep polishing!' came from our experiences with Unreal Tournament," he continued. "That's the beginning of our quality-focused studio DNA."

Do you hope Unreal Tournament gets dusted off and thrown back in the fray?

Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2011
FoolWolf
After Unreal Tournament 3 - they can keep it locked away...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2011
SirRoderick
Argh....conflict of intelligence and emotions here.

AAAAAAH!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
FoolWolf
There is not one UT that has gotten close the first one IMO...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
SirRoderick
I played 2003 and 2004 to death. So many fond memories....then the third came and ruined them. :(