'Unreal Tournament' return imminent, says Epic Games

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Unreal Tournament fans, listen up! Epic Games over the weekend took to Twitter to announce the franchise will take the first step in its return later this week. That's in stark contrast to comments made by Epic founder Tim Sweeney...

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Nobina

TS Evangelist
Man I loved playing UT1999, probably the best FPS to date. I also liked UT2004, others are good but not as good as these two. Unreal Tournament 3 was nice but it didn't have that "feel" and psyhics original did.
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
I played so much UT2004 and I still go back to it every so often to this day.

I did start to warm to UT3 once they brought out that massive "black edition" patch but it lost a bit of soul in that game.

I hope this is a return to form, man that would be amazing!
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
I smell the Oculus support is coming for this title, big time...

...perhaps with BFG renamed into FBG, but who cares...
 

St1ckM4n

TS Evangelist
Oh man, so many fun times getting stress-relief on UT3 with the sound blasted. :')

ROCKET MASTERRR.
 

9Nails

TechSpot Paladin
Unreal Tournament was fine, but I really reminisce over the actual story based game Unreal. I remember the first time I got an Open GL graphics accelerator card and was in awe of the mirrored floors and particles that streamed from the lights.
 

ET3D

TechSpot Paladin
I smell the Oculus support is coming for this title, big time...
Oh yes, this sounds awesome.

Unreal Tournament was fine, but I really reminisce over the actual story based game Unreal. I remember the first time I got an Open GL graphics accelerator card and was in awe of the mirrored floors and particles that streamed from the lights.
You will never have this experience again. I remember watching the tower flyby on my ATI Rage II+ DVD and later on a Matrox m3D. I don't think the game itself was that amazing, it was just impressive eye candy for the time. We're jaded enough about graphics now that I think few people would be so terribly impressed as gamers were in the early days of 3D.
 

ouchhurts1

TS Rookie
Man I loved playing UT1999, probably the best FPS to date. I also liked UT2004, others are good but not as good as these two. Unreal Tournament 3 was nice but it didn't have that "feel" and psyhics original did.
nothing BEATS UT the very first one the one right after UNREAL/UNREAL 2
user created content
fast paced
not to bad of graphics but also not so much **** it was a distraction
all about competition and "ART" I played some of the most craziest maps
from that game back then
most game's copy the ideas that people pioneered
 

BlueDrake

TS Evangelist
Ah yes.. the classic Facing Worlds, which pretty much stood the test of each release. 2K4 was IMO the best of all games, fast action but also more variety. UT3 basically was a more modern appearance, but it was lacking so much 2K4 had. Went from fast fun to just, general run and gun kind of speed. Which just killed the enjoyment a bit to me at least.

UT was a great series and it continued expanding, but I felt UT3 was more a step backwards to the original. Just with a more modern polish to it really, which while it's kinda nice didn't really do it for an enjoyment feel. Go back to 2K4 any time and really, it's a night and day difference in speed.
 
G

Guest

I personally would like to see a return of the actual "tournament" single player (ut2004 etc) alongside a campaign like the one in ut3.
 
G

Guest

People didn't stop playing quake or unreal due to graphics. They stopped because it wasn't as fun as realistic FPS.
 

9Nails

TechSpot Paladin
You will never have this experience again. I remember watching the tower flyby on my ATI Rage II+ DVD and later on a Matrox m3D. I don't think the game itself was that amazing, it was just impressive eye candy for the time. We're jaded enough about graphics now that I think few people would be so terribly impressed as gamers were in the early days of 3D.
That is a sad truth ET3D, about how we've become jaded about graphics. With all the great lighting effects, physics effects, and high resolution texture mapping, about the only thing that I could imagine wanting from a game tomorrow might be real clothing technology so that things look less like painted plastic action figures and better collision detection so that models stop falling through walls.
 

BlueDrake

TS Evangelist
People didn't stop playing quake or unreal due to graphics. They stopped because it wasn't as fun as realistic FPS.
Realistic FPS is fun? More like all they throw at us. Name really any "good" non-modern FPS, that actually is worth considering. I mean paid games and not the F2P model, being a lot just slap on F2P to get people interested. So they can nickel and dime you, with all these little things that would make it that much easier.

Name what non-realistic FPS, a big company like EA or such would throw at us. Since I've watched all the releases and really, in the end is the same old lets reuse the modern shooter aspect. Next CoD is at least going, into the future somewhat. BF had 2142 which then got shelved, in place of the other games.

UT is basically the only 'unrealistic' shooter, aside from Quake that was actually pretty damn fun. Especially in multiplayer when really, you had a lot of cool aspects to the game. Name any game really, that had a double jump or damage amp, etc that basically wasn't a crappy game in the end.
 
G

Guest

To me and millions of other players, counter-strike was more fun than Unreal Tournament. Day of Defeat is superior to UT. UT had too many empty servers anyways.
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
To me and millions of other players, counter-strike was more fun than Unreal Tournament. Day of Defeat is superior to UT. UT had too many empty servers anyways.
They are all very different games, Some people preferred the Fast paced, Dodging off walls, Double jump, Crazy gun UT. Others preferred the slower paced, Accuracy is key, Realistic guns Counter Strike, Day of Defeat is kinda different but I really only played it a couple of hours, it was fun but has way more empty servers than UT has.
 

Bubbajim

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
People didn't stop playing quake or unreal due to graphics. They stopped because it wasn't as fun as realistic FPS.
Personally I'm still having a blast playing TF2. Realistic ones have their place, but they get boring much quicker I think. Never really played the UT series that much, would definitely be interested in this.
 

Nobina

TS Evangelist
To me and millions of other players, counter-strike was more fun than Unreal Tournament. Day of Defeat is superior to UT. UT had too many empty servers anyways.
Day of Defeat sucks compared to UT. I don't even know how can u compare these 2 games. They are so much different. Same with Counter Strike, I played CS more than anyone, could go pro if I wanted, but still I enjoyed UT much more.
 

TitoBXNY

TS Addict
UT was so much fun to play. The bot AI was just perfect, no human players, no problem. The AI would rake the floor with you on the harder modes.