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Epic: No new Unreal game in development

Wednesday, 21st September 2011 10:37 GMT By Stace Harman

Epic may have made many a gamer’s dreams come true this week by delivering the latest instalment of its mammoth Gears of War franchise, but the developer isn’t handing out smiles to Unreal fans after confirming that there’s currently no new Unreal title in the works. Be brave, take a deep breath and read on.

In an interview with Forbes, Epic Games president Mike Capps said that the studio is not currently working on a new title in the Unreal franchise.

“Unreal and Unreal Tournament continue to have a huge influence on the studio here, even though we’re not currently working on an Unreal IP project,” he declared.

This will likely disappoint fans who may have had their hopes raised by Epic’s previous announcement that it’s currently working on five games and once again targeting PC as a “primary platform”.

The games are yet to be announced, though in talking about lessons learned Capps comments suggested one will come from Bulletstorm developer, People Can Fly.

“We learned that People Can Fly can make a really fun project, and we learned how to work together well – and that’s going to show in what they’re doing next.”

Thanks, EG.

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  1. YoungZer0

    They have to do something really fresh with the franchise. Right now it’s barely on peoples radar anymore. If that takes some time preparing, it shall be granted.

    The more time passes, the more people want it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    … it’s a shame.

    But whatever really. When Gears Of war have 1.5 million preorders, it makes sense.

    but i’m extremely dissapointed.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. kupocake

    Difficult to feel that put out by this. Epic are just at a completely different place creatively nowadays. And I don’t really care for that place or want to see anything more of what the Unreal franchise looks in its college-jock tracksuit and shitty brown sunbeams.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    Unreal is a series from another time.

    Let it rest in the past where it belongs, as the benchmark title it managed to be.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    ^This.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    @4: Ever seen that happen even once in the history of videogames?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @6 Christ, you’re bitter.

    The industry undoubtedly relies on sequelitism, there’s no denying that. But even the best of franchise have a limited lifespan. Unreal Tournament was a benchmark title for it’s time, nobody is denying that, but I think Epic understands that people have moved on, and the franchise has had its time in the limelight.

    Maybe we’ll see another one in a few year, but not any time soon. If they haven’t even started working on it yet, it could be a good two or three years before we see another.

    #7 3 years ago