During its UDK livestream, Epic Games has just confirmed that it is developing a new Unreal Tournament game for Windows, Linux and Mac.
What? No consoles? What the hell?
Unreal Tournament has always been pc dominant, it may come to consoles later on. I'm excited!
True but I dont have a nice pc. I sure hope it does come to consoles at some point! Love me some Unreal.
M-M-M-MONSTER KILL!!! Please do this justice, I played ut99 for well over a decade.
Im gonna channel my inner Othello and say... YEAAH BITCH!!
FINALLY THE ULTIMATE FPS IS BACK !
ULTRAAA KILL! Its been too long...*wipes tears away* I am PUMPED
Wow, this is exciting. I hope it brings back the fun and competitiveness of the series' past. Can't wait.
"Unreal Tournament has always been pc dominant" Yeah, LANs, a Decade ago. Where Console Online was not as built as it is today. There's nothing wrong with this being on consoles.
@Monolith The unreal games never needed a beefy pc to run on ultra. I remember going to walmart and buying a nividia 4200 ultra card off the shelf for 75 dollars. And i could max unreal 2004 and half life 2 and counter strike source i was a happy kid. They were the best shooters i ever played then doom 3 came out then Battlefield 1942 then the first call of duty after that. It was so good to be a pc gamer then and i did it for cheap.
@AliTheSnake1 Yeah you didnt play all the awful unreal tournament games that came out on xbox and Ps2 man the ports were so bad. It wasn't the same game at all it just had the name but the game itself was a totally different game made up from some farm out company. The only true unreal tournament game on console was Unreal tournament on Dreamcast because it was a Pc port. The rest were so bad they weren't even playable and had none of the same weapons and maps as the pc version. That also goes for the first call of duty games on consoles. The first call of duty games on consoles had a different story campaign as PC it was a totally different game made up just for consoles and they sucked hard just like the unreal console games.
OT: UT3 on my ps3 was probably the most played game last time around... Love it. Off T: So basically we need to stop working, eating , sleeping, socializing, re-producing and prety much everything else and sit on our asses playing games 24hrs/day just to be able to play 75% of what's coming out in the next couple years...Right! Goddamn it I m exhausted!
I hope it goes through Steam VS Origin. Steam is so much better than Origin.
They already made that mistake with Unreal Tournament 3 and it almost killed the franchise. I have no issues with most PC games being on consoles but in the case of fast paced twitch shooters like Unreal Tournament and Quake going console is both a disservice to the PC player base as well as the console players because both gamers experience will be adversely effected. The game needs Mouse/Keyboard as much as a driving simulator needs a steering wheel. Unless everyone on console uses a mouse/keyboard there is no point in bringing it to console.
Thats absurd...no offense. Now I do agree that pc gamers should want a game that isnt made with a console in mind. But there no reason u cant bring it to consoles. Some fps twitch shooters hav done well on consoles...lol!
@FasterThanFTL Could not agree more.
How do consoles getting this game stop you from using a keyboard and mouse on your PC. I don't understand the "I can't enjoy it unless they are keep out." mentality. And save that purist "it can only be played a certain way" garbage.
to FasterThanftl If UNREAL TOURNAMENT is made on the PC first, why should be PC gamers be upset that the consoles get a watered down version of the game? Also if you watch any of the "QUAKECON tournments", you will see PC players using controllers , joysticks , and other kind of devices for the competitions> Me and my friends spent well over 200 hours playing "QUAKE 2" 4 player splitscreen "deathmatch" on PS1 [PSX}and PS2 using "playstation controllers" and we had a ball! I think everybody should be able to experience a new UNREAL TOURNAMENT game, no matter what platform or controller people use !
By that same logic, every game should be multiplatform, including console exclusives.
It's called aim assist. You're telling me Call of Duty isn't a fast paced game ?
@Alithesnake1: Aim assist is garbage that noobs use. I play console shooters all the time and I hate it when i pop in a new game and im playing some multiplayer and i'm missing shots because aim assist fucks me over, then i turn aim assist off and i dominate.
Sure , but this site is mostly about console peasants so many won't agree cause they don't know shit about what you said. UT is a PC game and should stay like that. Console plebs have Titanfall and COD so i don't know whats the problem , are those bad games now huh peasants? We don't have Last of Us and MGS V on PC , no one even gives a shit.
You can use mouse keyboard on consoles :| In any case I cant wait to play this beast!
PS4+Mouse+Keyboard=Med-low end PC. I mean FFXIV on PC and PS4 are literally the same exact thing. It's not 2007 when console online gaming was primitive.
@FasterThanFTL No Unreal 3 was not a unreal tournament game Unreal 2004 wipes its a$$ with that travesty of a game dont compare the two at all. I played 3 and it was total crap it only took me 1 day to decide it was crap and i sold it. Unreal 3 was consolized pure and simple. All the console unreal games always sucked except for the dreamcast version of unreal tournament now that was a actual unreal game because it was a PC port. The ones that came out for xbox and ps2, those was total crap and a joke it was a totally different game with non of the same maps as PC. For example my friends told me to buy unreal 2004 on console so they could play with me because they saw how awesome the PC version was. Well i bought unreal on xbox bought a 16 player link cable hub we hooked up all the xboxes and started to play what we saw was some totally diffrent game with a thrown in story mode and tiny tiny maps that were made up for the consoles.It had none of the game types and all the great and fun weapons and maps that was on the pc version wasn't there. So we all yelled what the hell is this it's not even the same game not at all and we took it back to the store.
Your arguement is invalid since Ut on consoles natively supported usb mouse and usb keyboard. It is up to the developers which accessory they support
It's for the best. A shame we won't see it for some time though.
Not cool! All this free to play is scary as well:-(
It's supposedly going to be free, not f2p with microtransactions.
its gonna have a marketplace and use the valve dota 2 model, which is th ebest model in the industry
Having played the previous UT's, this becoming FTP and living off user created content is no surprise. With online becoming more ubiquitous, Unreal Tournament has become less dependent on bots and single player campaigns and more dependent on online multiplayer. I wouldn't be surprised if UT4 had zero single player/bot campaign play (short of tutorials for each mode) and you only could play it online with other people. There is nothing wrong with this, but offline bots are good coffee breaks for the times when it is difficult to find good games online. UT2K3 was the most memorable for me. I played the living crap out of that game. I had the most fun with the low grav and quad jump mods (scored hundreds of kills with the flak cannon by dropping "canisters", the flak cannon alt fire, from high in the air).
Gives me reason to upgrade my PC :)
thats fine with me. let em focus on PC first. At least we know the franchise is back!
Call me an elitest PC gaming jerkoff but I'm glad. Maybe it will mean they will focus on making UT the best game it can be, lets not forget the cautionary tale of UT3.
Awww mann. Come to consoles! I pine for the days of Unreal Championship on OG Xbox.
Unless they get mouse support like some PS3 games did, you dont want to play this on a console.
Modding will be a pain on consoles though (doable, but annoying). Also we don't know if Sony/MS approve of the free model, since they won't be making direct money off game sales.
If Epic wants too make it for consoles later then its no skin off Sony/Microsoft's back, sure they're not making money, but it's not like they're losing any either...
Lol no. Use a USB thumb stick and transfer stuff, have it download in game (like LBP VITA) or use console web browser. The connect a keyboard + mouse and boom:Medium settings PC mode
It's best played on PC.
consoles are almost dead to me so I dont mind
UT doesnt belong on consoles. i played UT3 on ps3 and the aiming doesnt work well with analog sticks. I then plugged in a mouse and the game was much better. UT should just be a PC exclusive.
Kind of makes me want to install Unreall 2004 right now.
100% Free.... Oh shit awesome can't wait :)
Curious... Are they pioneering a new model based on advertising and/or getting some kind of revenue from a source besides the end user? Or is it a showcase to demo the engine? Good deed? Whatever, sounds like they're going for a model that is fair on players. So long as it looks and feels like a proper UT then I'm there.
If you watched the stream, they'll be adding a Marketplace at some point, where modders can put up content and Epic takes a cut. That's how they're planning on paying for this.
Perfect. Nice little on ramp for budding developers too Bubble up for you (if I had such power)
Nothing is absolutely free. I think they will implemented some cosmetic items like Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 did
Free? Not F2P but free. How would that work? PC only aswell...oh well
I don't see why it can't come to ps4/x1 as a digital game. Don' t forget, UE3 had mod support on PS3
I loved modding the game on the ps3, they made it real simple too.
You ever heard of CSGO? TF2? DOTA 2? basically community made skins will get sold in a market and epic will get a percentage of that sale, its a win/win/win scenario. valve has been doing it for quiet some time now.
Fu** yes it's PC only focused Unreal Tournament!
Why does that make you so happy?
Maybe. Just maybe... he's a PC Gamer.
It heralds the revival of an awesome sub-genre. Fast-paced arena shooter like unreal and quake have been absent for too long. Controllers don't cut it for these games, so without consoles in the equation this game could be awesome like the old days. Free is concerning though.
"A next gen console should not be bound by last gen standards. That goes for Xbox one, ps4, and wiiu" http://n4g.com/comments/red... Because the same standard you apply to consoles goes for PCs as well. Why should a PC focused games be bound to the constraints of the PS4 and X1?
PC fanboys. Not only are you fanboys, but you talk like you're better than console gamers. I can spell out just as many reasons why this game would benefit from a console release. Someone mentioned this being better without a controller. Please.
bro have you ever in your life played a classic UT PC game? no? than stfu.
Hell Yeah. Finally. Hope it can replicate the greatness of UT2k4
Wow!! great news just keep pouring in! ut2004 was once one of my favorite games :3
I 100% agree with UT being built by Epic and the community
gives us control, this series has never let me down especially in capture the flag which has always been my favorite in this series.
A PC focused arena shooter is a good thing indeed.
Woah, an actually free Unreal Tournament with PC focus. That's frickin' sweet.
Peasants need not apply.
That doesn't really work with this.
9 retards proving their worth. The whole point of the pcmasterrace circlejerk is that consoles can't run X game at Y settings, where UT will be a mid table PC game that's free.
GabeN has answered our prayers.