Epic is making a new Unreal Tournament game, but that doesn't mean it's forgot about the last game in the multiplayer shooter series, Unreal Tournament 3.
UT3, released in 2007, had been under threat from the GameSpy server shutdown. But there is a patch available that will allow people to keep playing multiplayer.
The patch is a replacement executable, Epic said on its website, that directs users to a new UT3 master server that is hosted on the Epic Games server back alongside the servers for Unreal Tournament 99 and Unreal Tournament 2004. The patch works with the Steam version of the game.
The next Unreal Tournament title - simply called Unreal Tournament - will be free on PC, Mac and Linux, Epic announced today in a Twitch Livestream.
Epic Games has no current plans for, and is not developing, a new Unreal Tournament game.
Gears of War and Unreal Tournament creator Cliff Bleszinski is hoping to make an arena-based first-person shooter on PC.
Epic founder and programming legend Tim Sweeney has predicted that we'll see photo-realistic graphics within the next 10 years.
Doors open in the video games industry for someone like Cliff Bleszinski. He's famous in these parts. He left Epic Games in October and got away from it all, put some trunks on, went on holiday and spent time with his wife. Now he's had his break, what does he plan to do?
Cliff Bleszinski came across very well in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit at the weekend.
Unreal Engine maker Epic Games wants to get Samaritan quality visuals working in Flash.
If Epic makes another game in the Gears of War franchise - highly likely give its success - the developer will make sure it feels "fresh and new".
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney is to be the newest member of the notable AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) Hall of Fame.
Gears of War developer Epic may be making five new games right now, but a new Unreal Tournament isn't one of them.
Epic has admitted to neglecting its best-selling Unreal franchise in recent years.
Epic Games' Mark Rein has explained that Unreal Engine 4 simply would not work on the current flock of machines.
Epic has announced the winners of the latest Make Something Unreal competition, with the $50,000 grand prize and commercial Unreal Engine 3 licence going to the developers of survival horror modification The Haunted.
Epic is letting everyone play Unreal Tournament 3 for free this weekend, to mark ten years since the original UT demo was released.
Epic has revealed the winners of Phase 3 of the Make Something Unreal competition and released the mods for your consumption.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has said that we're unlikely to see another Unreal Tournament game "for several years".
Epic will be offering Unreal Tournament 3 Black free on Steam this weekend - starting tomorrow, Thursday 28th May.
Epic Games says the Titan Pack expansion for Unreal Tournament 3 will be released free of charge on the PlayStation Network today.
Those of you fond of shooting one another in the face will be able to enjoy double experience points in Call of Duty: World at War for the next few days, or sample Unreal Tournament 3 for free on PC all weekend.
Today's planned release of the Unreal Tournament 3 Titan Pack has been delayed after the expansion took longer than expected to clear PS3 certification.
Epic has announced details of its upcoming Unreal Tournament 3 expansion, the Titan Pack, and said it will be out for PS3 and PC on 5th March.
Best things first, it's a completely free 800MB-1GB download, which introduces split-screen and a new mod-browser for PS3 owners, and 16 maps in total.
There are also new gametypes, including some that involve the titular Titans and their even-bigger brothers, the Behemoths.
Epic Games has picked and listed the best user-created pieces of content for Unreal Tournament 3.
Epic Games has told Eurogamer that the Titan Pack expansion for Unreal Tournament 3 will arrive this year.
Specific details are still scant, but a spokesperson told us more will be revealed "very soon".
The words follow the revelation of an enormous Unreal Tournament 3 patch for PC, according to BeyondUnreal.
Epic VP Mark Rein has told Eurogamer that relations with publisher Midway are fine, and that the pair are working together on a "major expansion" for Unreal Tournament 3.
"Midway is still very much the publisher of Unreal Tournament 3," said Rein, dismissing speculation that the two would part ways following a gloomy financial report for the publisher.
"In fact, we're working together on a major expansion to Unreal Tournament 3, that we expect will excite and grow our UT3 customer base which, incidentally, now numbers over a million units sold-through world-wide."
Mark Rein has said asking Epic to make games for Wii is like asking a sculptor to paint a picture.
There's little change at the top of the UK all-formats chart this week, as Super Smash Bros. Brawl continues to fight off opposition from Battlefield: Bad Company at two and LEGO: Indiana Jones at three.
Midway has told Eurogamer that the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 will be heading here for 4th July. Or the day that Will Smith beat the aliens. That puts us a weekend ahead of the US for once, who will get the game the following Tuesday, 7th July.
Had you been on Play.com this morning, looking to purchase a copy of Unreal Tournament III for Xbox 360, you might have spotted something interesting.
Level design hotspot 3D Buzz has decided to run its very own map-making competition for Unreal Tournament 3.
Epic Games expects to make another "single-player, story-driven driven" Unreal game at some point in the future, according to vice president Mark Rein.
Midway held its annual Gamers Day in Las Vegas last week, so we flew out to see what it has on offer for the year ahead.
Mark Rein has told Eurogamer the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 could feature a special treat for Gears of Wars fans.
Epic Games has revealed that the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 will have new and exclusive content.
Epic Games has told Eurogamer it plans to release Unreal Engine 4 alongside the next generation of hardware.
Epic Games boss Mark Rein has assured those eagerly awaiting the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 that it's looking good and will be playable soon.
In a post on the Epic forums he wrote, "We don’t have a particular release date yet but we’re going to be playing it with some members of the press in two weeks at Midway’s next Gamers Day in Las Vegas.
"Should be fun," Rein added. "The game is coming along really nicely."
Epic Games has teamed up with Intel to run another Make Something Unreal competition.
Epic has released the first official map pack for Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3.
Epic Games has popped a plaster over the bleeding bits of Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3.
The bulk of the healing was done to mods, so they should be easier to install and you can expect less errors. There should also be less problems with voice chat, and you will be able to see who is holding down the talk button to play Gunther songs.
The US version of the game has a much lengthier list of updates, but this is simply because it came out earlier - us Europeans had those fixes from launch.
Former Midway boss David Zucker believes the troubled publisher has nothing to fear thanks to its considerable investment in next-gen console technology.
Epic co-founder and technology brain Tim Sweeney has said consoles have outpaced PCs when it comes to gaming.
Midway has confirmed to Eurogamer that Unreal Tournament 3 on PlayStation 3 will be out here on 22nd February.
Epic Games hopes to release a patch that will allow PC users to package their Unreal Tournament III modifications and add-on levels for use on PlayStation 3 next week.
"We've been doing some internal testing and we're hoping to expand to a wider group tomorrow or Friday," Epic vice president Mark Rein wrote on the game's official forum. "If all goes well then we should see the update released next week which is what I expect will happen."
The PC version of UT3 comes with a fully functioning game editor based on Unreal Engine 3, and while the PS3 game does not include this, the aim is to ensure compatibility with content produced on the PC.
Although the tools to let people prepare their own PS3-compatible mods and maps are waiting on "some paperwork from Sony", Epic's Mark Rein has announced the very first downloadable user-created content for Unreal Tournament III on PlayStation 3. You can find download links in his forum post.
Epic Games has nearly finished work on the 1.1 patch for Unreal Tournament 3 on PC, and while it's lolloping around test servers Planet Unreal has been nice enough to share details of what it fixes.
Gameplay changes top the bill, with a scattering of weapon-balancing efforts - including a reduction in the Goliath's machinegun spread, increased effectiveness for the flak cannon, rocket launcher and shock rifle against the Manta and Viper - brushing up against basic gameplay fixes like scaling on player meshes and the bots handling Darkwalkers more effectively.
There are also a range of changes and fixes related to demo playback, the server browser, the game interface, the HUD, networking, server administration, modding and the single-player/co-op campaign mode.
Epic Games' Mark Rein has spoken in more depth about the degree to which user-generated content is possible in the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 - and applauded Sony's "wonderful" decision to make PSN an "open system".
Sorry, but we have to say it once more: it's been an exceptionally strong year for first-person shooters. Console and PC gamers remain spoilt for choice - and if there's a unifying thread linking the strongest practitioners of the aim-and-fire method in 2007, it's ambition. The narrative ambition of Bioshock; the technical ambition of Crysis; the overwhelming generosity of ambition in Orange Box.
Epic boss Mark Rein has confirmed that the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 will not be out in Europe this side of Christmas.
Mark Rein has said Unreal Tournament 3 already works on Xbox 360, and it did as far back as last spring.
Mark Rein says that Unreal Tournament 3 is definitely going to come out on Xbox 360 - they're just not working on it right this second, and won't be "until early next year".
Epic Games' Mark Rein says that he hopes Unreal Tournament 3 will be released on PlayStation 3 this year but he doesn't think it will make it to Europe until 2008.
Unreal Tournament 3 will be released in Europe for the PC on 23rd November, Midway confirmed this afternoon ahead of an official launch event in sunny Birmingham tomorrow.
Sadly there's no word on the PS3 version as of yet, with a Midway spokesperson telling Eurogamer that Epic Games calls the shots on that one and we'll know when they decide to tell us.
Fortunately Mark Rein will be at the event at Omega Sektor in Brum tomorrow shouting at people about how wicked he thinks Unreal Tournament 3 is, so we will endeavour to track him down and beat an answer out of him.
Midway has confirmed on its official website that the PC version of Unreal Tournament III will be out in the US on 19th November.
Epic Games' Mark Rein says it's "too early to know" whether Unreal Tournament 3 will hit PS3 this year.
Midway has confirmed that Unreal Tournament III will be released on PC here in November.
Epic Games and Midway have popped an open beta demo for Unreal Tournament 3 on the Internet.
Mark Rein revealed that it was on the way last week, although it arrives slightly ahead of his "two weeks" prediction.
The place to get your hands on it is over on FilePlanet - as redirected from the official website - where you will have to register for a free account and then sit in a queue about 30 minutes long before you can begin your download.
Epic Games chieftain Mark Rein has said that the Unreal Tournament 3 beta demo will be out "within two weeks" - possibly as soon as this week.
It will only be playable on Windows and will be open to everyone that wants to join. Max OS X and Linux versions are being worked on, but no dates have been mentioned.
Rein confirmed its imminent arrival on the official forums, and said it will contain bot skirmishes as well as online multiplayer. The idea behind it is to get you lot running the game on all types of different machines, so that Epic can see how well it is performing and get pages of gameplay feedback.
Epic Games boss Mark Rein has said the studio is still working hard to get Unreal Tournament 3 finished in time for Christmas - even though Midway reckons it won't be out till next year.
Midway America has shown of the contents of the Unreal Tournament 3 collector's edition on PC.
Epic Games chief Mark Rein has said Unreal Tournament 3 will not feature cross-platform play between PC and PS3 at launch.
The news came from an IRC chat with site Beyond Unreal [is it 1996? - Ed].
"There will not be cross-platform play at launch," said Rein, before going to get a can of soda. "This doesn't completely rule out adding this feature at some point in the future."
Mark Rein has said that Unreal Tournament 3 might not be released in November after all.
Epic Games' Mark Rein says we shouldn't expect an Unreal Tournament 3 demo for PS3 before the game's release in November, but a PC one will happen.
They might spend a lot of time wailing about it on Internet forums, but Epic Games VP Mark Rein reckons that PlayStation 3 owners are better off because of Xbox 360 mega-exclusive Gears of War.
Epic Games chief Mark Rein is disappointed we all keep suggesting he likes one console over another, and insists the developer has no favourites - and will optimise every game for each platform.
Epic Games boss Mark Rein has expressed his appreciation for the extra storage space Blu-ray discs offer over standard DVDs, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.
Unreal Tournament 3 will support mouse and keyboard on PlayStation 3.
Midway's CEO David Zucker has told GamesIndustry.biz that he's still concerned about sales of the PlayStation 3, but thinks the recently announced USD 100 price cut will certainly help the console in the short term.
Worldwide Studios boss Phil Harrison has admitted that Sony didn't initially offer Epic enough support with optimising the Unreal Engine 3 for PS3 - but said the situation has now changed for the better, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.
Unreal Tournament 3 won't be using Games for Windows LIVE, the Xbox Live-style service Microsoft rolled out with Windows Vista.
Sony announced a unique partnership with Epic Games at its E3 conference earlier today, no doubt in an effort to sully the tabloid grabbing relationship Microsoft has enjoyed with the Gears of War developer in the past.
It means Unreal Tournament 3 will be exclusive to PS3 this autumn, following on Xbox 360 and Windows at a later date. Plus you'll also be able to bring popular PC mods to Sony's version over the PlayStation Network.
Sony America boss Jack Tretton went on to announced that Unreal Engine 3 was being fully optimised for use with PS3, as another part of the "multi-stage" deal with Epic.
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has said Unreal Tournament 3 will benefit from the lessons learned by creating Gears of War for Xbox 360.
Gears of War developer Epic Games has been holding-hands with Streamline Studios again, which will now be providing 3D content solutions for the upcoming Unreal Tournament 3.
Unreal Tournament 2007 has been renamed Unreal Tournament 3 and will be available on Xbox 360 too, the publisher confirmed at its Midway Gamer's Day in Las Vegas this week. Mind you, we'd have been more surprised if Epic Games - of Gears of War fame - weren't producing a 360 version.
Midway has confirmed that Unreal Tournament 2007 is due out in, er, 2007.
Epic Games' Mark Rein has settled any lingering doubt about Unreal Tournament 2007's relationship with the PlayStation 3 launch, arguing that since nobody knows when the console will launch and Epic can't predict when UT2007 will be finished, the entire point is rather moot.
An Epic Games producer has denied claims originating in a US PlayStation magazine that Unreal Tournament 2007 will be a PlayStation 3 launch title. The game will first appear on the PC, he said.
Midway has confirmed that the latest PC instalment in the UT series will launch next year, revealing that it will carry the title of Unreal Tournament: 2007 - despite rumours to the contrary.
Unreal Tournament developer Epic Games has unveiled more details of the next instalment in the series - explaining why it might not be called UT 2006.
Speaking in an interview with 1Up.com, lead designer Steve Polge says that the new UT game will mark "a real generational change."
"This is a completely new game, new engine. All the code is really being rewritten. No assets from UT 2004 appear in here again," he says.
Details of the new Unreal Tournament title have been revealed in the latest issue of US magazine Computer Gaming World.
The game, which will be powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is being designed with the aim of putting gameplay ahead of graphics in the development process, with art being added in only once map layouts are finalised.
No specific details of vehicles have been released, but images suggest there will be a next generation Goliath tank and scorpion buggy. A total of 11 weapons will reportedly be available.