Unreal Tournament Is Returning!

The Unreal Tournament series is making a comeback!

The Unreal Tournament series is making a comeback!  The news comes via Epic Games’s co-founder and vice president Mark Rein, who has just teased on Twitter that the series will be making its long-anticipated comeback with new information coming next week.

Following that tweet, Epic Games’ vice president of product development Paul Meegan confirmed on Twitter the exact time and place of the new reveal, which will take place at Twitch.tv/UnrealEngine on Thursday at 2pm ET.

Personally, I am really excited by this news.  I’ve long held the opinion that Unreal Tournament 2004 is the greatest multiplayer FPS ever created, with the other games in the series following close behind.

The latest UT games have struck a great balance between the close-quarters mayhem of pure arena FPS’s from the past with the large-scale vehicular warfare of some modern shooters, so I really look forward to seeing what Epic Games will be able to accomplish with the series given the near-limitless possibilities of their next-generation Unreal Engine 4.

What do you all think?  Are you as excited as I am for a reboot of the series or do you feel as though modern shooters have moved so far away from the UT formula that a new entry won’t be relevant to today’s gamers?  Let me know in the comments below!


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Published May. 3rd 2014
  • S2riker
    For me, the funny thing is that I don't realistically see another UT being able to top UT2004. I mean, they absolutely nailed the gameplay, it has 121 (!!) mostly awesome maps across 12 game modes, some of the best art design and music of the era, limitless customization, and such good bot AI that I've still been able to play the game frequently even though most of the servers have dried up online.

    How many other games can say all that? Nowadays we have multiplayer-centric shooters that usually have less than 15 maps, have no dedicated servers, no bot support, no music, and require huge post-release patches to even work properly.
  • Capt. Eliza Creststeel
    I so loved the original UT. I have vivid memories of playing with my youngest on one knee when he wasn't even a year old yet. And yes, the Amazon could frag and hold a baby at the same time.
  • SDowner
    Featured Contributor
    I'm glad it's making a comeback. I've had a lot of fun playing Unreal Tournament in the past, and even though is been a while since release they still hold their own against some modern shooters.

    Hopefully a new release can challenge some of the current FPS titles and shake things up a little.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    While I can't exactly agree to UT being the best FPS ever made, it was a good series and it's great to hear a comeback is in the near future.

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