Unreal Tournament Is Returning!

The Unreal Tournament series is making a comeback!
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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.

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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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