Friday, July 29, 2011

New Unreal (Tournament) to come?

According to an article I read yesterday, Epic's president Mike Capps admitted they have neglected the Unreal Series:
"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. We haven't been giving it the attention it deserves because we've been focusing on Gears of War and we're still a relatively small company."

"At some point you wonder why we don't rename the engine the Gears Engine or something," he joked.
Although a concrete affirmation for a new Unreal (Tournament) part hasn't been given yet, this makes an Unreal fan's heart quite happy. I personally would prefer a UT4 over the next Unreal part number 3.
"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."
The only thing worrying me is that back in 2009, Tim Sweeney, who happens to be CEO of Epic Games, said, Unreal Tournament 4 is "several years away". It won't be out before Gears of War 3 (to come September this year), that's for sure. And when GoW 3 is out, who knows, maybe they just start working on GoW 4, since it's a steady revenue source. However, GoW 3 does complete the current story arc. Wouldn't that be a good chance to focus their energy on a new Unreal? I have faith.

24 comments:

  1. I'm so excited! I haven't played in like years but it's aobut god damn time they updated the franchise.

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  2. I have to say, i didnt expect this. Didnt see it coming, but its great news.

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  3. Here's to the hope of a kick-ass sequel!

    Gotta admit though, Hollywood has really soured me on the idea of sequels, (COUGHFAMOUSLASTWORDSCOUGHCOUGHCOUGH)but thankfully video games have yet to fail me in such a manner.

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  4. i really hope we get a new UT soon.
    i cant even count the hours i spent on the first UT. still have it installed for nostalgia reasons :D

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  5. If GoW 3 does complete the story, maybe they will go back to the Unreal series, but I do like that he said they also want to make new things as well as the old. If an Unreal game comes out though, it will probably be accepted more readily than GoW 4.

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  6. I'd probably prefer a GoW 4, to be honest. Followed and supported.

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  7. I remember dozens of hours spend in front of PC, playing classic UT by LAN with friends. Aww

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  8. I played UT in the past, but I was never a huge fan of small map battles. I like a lot of ground, and some kind of progression. It wouldn't be horrible if I decided to go nuts one day and start playing again though.

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  9. New UT would be awesome, it's been too long. Followed!

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  10. I'm looking forward to this too.

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  11. YES!!! I am wanting one with everything updated!

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  12. there will be another UT, but dont expect it for about a year.

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  13. Really hope they made another soon!

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  14. Eh, I'd say finish GoW with Gears 3, and then do UT4.

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  15. Great news, can't wait to see it!

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