It's been a minute since we've heard anything from Epic Games regarding the free-to-play, moddable, Unreal Tournament reboot that was in the works. Years in fact, as it was way back in 2014 when we reported on the first map
hitting the game. Well, turns out that the radio silence was due to Epic no longer working on the project.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, essentially confirmed that it has been cancelled or put on ice after the recent Epic Games Store announcement. Tim Sweeney told Variety, "Unreal Tournament remains available in the store but isn't actively developed." Which is in reference to the title still being in a pre-alpha state that was to be developed with the community.
Now, one could chalk this up to the success of Fortnite in recent times - and one would most likely be right. Also it begs the question, would a fast-paced arena shooter like Unreal Tournament be popular today?
The official Unreal Tournament page is still up
and includes links on how to play.