Unreal Tournament (2014 video game)

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Unreal Tournament
Developer(s) Epic Games
Programmer(s) Steve Polge
Artist(s) Chris Perna
Composer(s) Michiel van den Bos[1]
Alexander Brandon[2]
Kevin Riepl[3]
Series Unreal
Engine Unreal Engine 4
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
Release date(s) TBA
Genre(s) First-person shooter

Unreal Tournament is an upcoming first-person shooter video game by Epic Games.[4] It is part of the Unreal series of games, and is a sequel to 2007's Unreal Tournament 3. The game utilizes Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and will be released for free on Windows, OS X, and Linux.[5]

Unreal Tournament is unique in that the development will be crowdsourced and open to contribution from anyone.[6]

Development[edit]

Unreal Tournament was teased on May 2, 2014, when Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games, stated on Twitter that Unreal Tournament is back, stating, "I love UnrealTournament - So excited for the comeback! More next week!".[7][8] Paul Meegan, vice president of product development at Epic, followed Rein's tweet with information about the future of Unreal Tournament.[9][10] The game was announced by Epic in a Twitch livestream on May 8, 2014. "For years, we’ve wanted to reboot Unreal Tournament, but we knew we had to do it in concert with developers and the mod community, and in an environment that sets them up with the proper tools to make it happen," senior programmer and project lead Steve Polge said during the stream. "Given the recent launch of UE4, we think this is the right time to move forward."[11]

Development on the game began on May 8, 2014.[5] Unreal Tournament is being developed using Unreal Engine 4 in the open in close collaboration between Epic Games and the community, "anyone with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription can participate in its development", Epic said.[4] On August 15, 2014, Epic released a playable pre-alpha, though it is in no way representative of the end goal and the completed game as it comes with untextured maps, placeholders, bugs, unstable weaponry and other things that change quickly since it is still in pre-alpha phase.[12][13] Epic made it available to Unreal Tournament forum members and will be getting weekly updates.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karmali, Luke (12 May 2014). "Original Unreal Tournament composers on board for reboot". IGN. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Steve Polge confirms Michiel van den Bos and Alexander Brandon to be UT composers". Unreal Tournament Forums. Epic Games. May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steve Polge confirms Kevin Riepl to be an UT composer". Unreal Tournament Forums. Epic Games. May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Dyer, Mitch (May 8, 2014). "Epic Games Reveals Free, Crowdsourced Unreal Tournament". IGN. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Polge, Steve (May 8, 2014). "The Future of Unreal Tournament Begins Today". Unreal Engine Blog. Epic Games. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hollister, Sean (May 8, 2014). "The next 'Unreal Tournament' will be completely free and developed by you". The Verge. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Albert, Brian (2 May 2014). "Epic VP Teases Unreal Tournament 'comeback'". IGN. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / Mark Rein;I love #UnrealTournament - So excited for the comeback!". 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  9. ^ Tach, Dave (2 May 2014). "Unreal Tournament's future may be revealed next week". Polygon. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Twitter / Paul Megaan;UE4 Dev Community + Epic. The future of Unreal Tournament.". Twitter. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  11. ^ Tach, Dave (8 May 2014). "The new Unreal Tournament will be free moddable and developed with players". Polygon. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  12. ^ McElroy, Tony (15 August 2014). "Unreal Tournament 2014 Close to Alpha Phase; Game Package Available for Download". KDrama Stars. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  13. ^ Gilroy, Liam (20 August 2014). "Unreal Tournament now playable in all its incomplete, buggy glory". Games.on. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  14. ^ Flak (15 August 2014). "Unreal Tournament Pre Alpha Playable Build Instructions". Unreal Tournament Forums. Epic Games. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

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