Unreal Tournament: Epic Shuts Down Revival Project

Epic is ending growth of its deliberate Unreal Tournament revival.

Unreal Tournament stays out there within the retailer however isn’t actively developed,” mentioned Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in an interview with Variety. That assertion helps earlier statements from Unreal Tournament builders who famous that the corporate is devoting way more of its focus and sources to Fortnite. That led many acquainted with the corporate’s workings to consider that different, smaller initiatives could take successful. 

Now, plainly hit has come within the type of Epic abandoning all plans to proceed creating their revitalization of the Unreal Tournament collection. Until this level, the sport had existed as sort of a pet venture that was being continually (if slowly) up to date. As such, we’re somewhat shocked that it is seemingly being outright axed. You’d suppose that Epic may have saved a skeleton crew on the venture. However, plainly Epic could turn out to be the “Fortnite firm” for the foreseeable future. 

If it is any comfort, Sweeney did inform Variety that “We’ve lately labored with GOG on making basic Epic Games titles out there and we’re planning to convey extra of them to the shop of their unique glory.” It’s not totally clear which video games he’s referring to (Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2004 are already on GOG), however this may occasionally at the very least imply that Epic is considering preserving their gaming historical past in types apart from remakes and remasters.

There are two different components to contemplate when understanding Epic’s determination to desert this venture. The first is mere hypothesis, however it’s a must to consider the obvious struggles of Quake Champions could have led Epic to consider that Unreal Tournament‘s try to search out any traction could also be an uphill battle. The prevailing principle is that the previous area shooter style simply is not prepared for a comeback. 

The a lot greater contributor to this determination, although, is probably going the latest reveal of Epic’s upcoming on-line video games retail retailer which they hope will probably be a professional contender to Steam. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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