Before we get too extremely far into freakout mode with this reveal, let’s just be clear - you’re not going to see any gameplay. We are still in early Alpha mode with Unreal Tournament with Unreal Engine 4, and this will just be a glimpse of what one environment might look like. That said - it looks fantastic already.
There’s a game out there right now being developed at the same time as Unreal Tournament 2014. It goes by the name Open Tournament, and it’s a completely community-made new-age version of the original Unreal Tournament, built in Unreal Engine 4. This game looks very, very basic, but has a LOT of potential - but its creators might just skip the rest given today’s news.
This week the folks at Epic Games have unveiled the next generation of Unreal Tournament - a new Unreal Tournament game entirely. This game is being detailed this afternoon with David Spalinski, Unreal Tournament Lead Level Designer; Steve Polge, Unreal Tournament Senior Programmer / Project Lead; and Stacey "Flak" Conley, Unreal Tournament Community Manager. This game will be developed with Unreal Engine 4 technology, top to bottom.
This week the folks behind Unreal Engine 4 have made clear their very real and live intent to take on the console universe. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have been added to Unreal Engine 4’s software suite, allowing console games for the next wave to take part in this engine’s graphics greatness.
If you have been a PC gamer long enough to remember when the Unreal Engine powered games of the same name, you may have some fond memories of fragging noobs in Unreal Tournament. I know I do, I played the heck out of that game back in the day. Some rumors had been swirling that Unreal Tournament might be making a comeback.
This week the folks at NVIDIA revealed their next-generation mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra K1, and with it the incorporation of Unreal Engine 4 technology. This release will allow the gaming PC world to essentially converge with the mobile processing world, and as CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney suggests, they’ll now be able to “take absolutely anything that runs on PC or on a console and run it on Tegra.”