The next Unreal Tournament will be free and powered by fans

Epic Games has revealed their plans for bringing back Unreal Tournament. During a stream on Twitch, Epic announced that work has begun on the next installment of their flagship arena shooter franchise. The game will be free and supported through a community-driven model similar to Valve’s Team Fortress 2. Subscribers to Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 development tools will be able to create content for the game and sell their creations with a percentage of those sales going to Epic. Developer Steven Polge posted an outline of the plan, including a caveat explaining that this will be a collaborative effort.

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