Publisher/developer Epic Games Format PC Origin US Release TBC
“Build, ship and pray” is how project lead Steve Polge descibes Epic’s old way of working. Now operating with investment from Chinese media giant Tencent, Epic is doing things rather differently, announcing a new Unreal Tournament on its first day in development. A small core team will build the game, but it’ll be series fans and Unreal Engine 4 developers that give it life, creating and selling mods and content. Epic’s cut of the proceeds will mean the game is free. “Not free to play,” the project wiki insists, “but free.” If nothing else, it seems like a smart way of driving signups for the $19-a-month Unreal Engine 4.