Epic Games has announced that it is no longer actively working on the free to play version of Unreal Tournament. From the looks of it, the team right now is focused on both Fortnite and its upcoming digital store, meaning that the development of Unreal Tournament has been halted indefinitely.
As Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney told PCGamer:
“Unreal Tournament remains available in the store but isn’t [being] actively developed. We’ve recently worked with GOG on making classic Epic Games titles available and we’re planning to bring more of them to the store in their original glory.”
And that is that everyone. Unreal Tournament was meant to be built with the help of its community so I really don’t know why Epic is not open sourcing it so modders/mappers can release new maps or weapons. Perhaps the game does not have enough modding tools for such a thing?
Anyway, the point is that while gamers can still download and play the latest version of Unreal Tournament, there won’t be a more polished or another build with new weapons, maps and modes for the foreseeable future.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”