Unreal Tournament Preview – Epic get the community on board




It is working on a new version of Unreal Tournament, the hardcore fan is probably not noticed. The new version was announced over a year ago and since then, developer Epic Games brings regular news on the game. Exciting is that Epic Games has since regularly releasing a new version of the game. Yes, you read that right; This new version of Unreal Tournament is still far off, but you can play him. We have gratefully made use of.

10 minutes of gameplay from the latest build of Unreal Tournament

The status of the project is pre-alpha, which means that not all parts of the game are made. The game so early in the process already released, has to do with the way of development and the way Epic is trying to earn money on the project. The developer calls for this version of UT emphatically for help from the community. Epic delivers the engine’s own Unreal Engine 4, and the servers on which the game is running and provides further above the forum in which the development of the game can be discussed. It is then up to the community to make the content of the game. Epic gives some crosses, but the community must make a full game by making the necessary levels and models.

Fortunately, this also happens; there is regularly released a new build with new maps or game modes. That was the immediate trigger for this article; The latest build contains the folder that we in the newsroom, during our daily game piew, the most played: Pistola.
Forever free

Back to the design of the project. Because the developer so explicitly enable the community to make the content of the game is and remains free Unreal Tournament. You can download and play for free, and will remain so if the game is officially released. Epic obviously trying to make money from the game, if only to recoup the server costs. It does so by skimming a portion of the profits of others. As you level, character or mod for the game is, you can choose whether your creation which offers free or put on sale in the special Unreal Tournament Marketplace. If you choose to ask for money, then Epic wants a share of the proceeds. It is a model that Valve years applies to Team Fortress and it works great. Epic also now looks a great future.

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