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.