"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."
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.
"At some point you wonder why we don't rename the engine the Gears Engine or something," he joked.
"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.