Epic: No new Unreal game in development

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

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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