With the announcement of their new storefront yesterday, Epic Games is planning on implementing new ways to access not only their current and future titles, but previous ones. In that vein, when approached about the status of Epic’s other current project ‘Unreal Tournament’, the company confirmed that active development has still ceased on the game for the time being.
In an interview with Variety, Epic Games CEO and founder Tim Sweeney confirmed that current plans for the game are on hold for the future, but they are looking to involve the project and older iterations of the game into the new storefront. “Unreal Tournament’ remains available in the store but isn’t actively developed. We’ve recently worked with GOG on making classic Epic Games titles available and we’re planning to bring more of them to the store in their original glory” Sweeney stated.
This past September, Epic’s stated that the company would be halting development of the long running franchise’s newest, open-sourced entry, to be adding more forces to work “super hard” on Fortnite’s battle royale mode.
Unreal Tournament has been a staple in the PC gaming landscape since its first installment developed and produced by Epic Games and Digital Extremes in 1999. The first person shooter was part of the original boom of arena shooters, including the closely related Quake from iD Software. The game will not be shutting servers down or taking multiplayer offline, yet the game hasn’t received a content update since mid 2017.