Epic not working on new Unreal game

Epic may well be more known for their Gears of War franchise these days than their Unreal Tournament beginnings, but the company isn’t the kind that forgets where they coming from.

That said, dev pres Mike Capps has confirmed that the team isn’t currently working on any new Unreal Tournament title. “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,” Capps stated in an interview with Forbes (via).

Given that Epic are currently working on five different titles, it’s a shame to know that this once-popular series isn’t among them. The last game in the franchise, 2007’s Unreal Tournament III, is probably the last example of arena-based multiplayer that can be found on PS3 and 360. We’d like to see more.