1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Two Factor Authentication is now available on BeyondUnreal Forums. To configure it, visit your Profile and look for the "Two Step Verification" option on the left side. We can send codes via email (may be slower) or you can set up any TOTP Authenticator app on your phone (Authy, Google Authenticator, etc) to deliver codes. It is highly recommended that you configure this to keep your account safe.

Epic Launches UT Facebook Page

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 1998
    Messages:
    21,405
    Likes Received:
    18
    A tweet by Cliff Bleszinski kicked off the launch of an Unreal Tournament Facebook page. Though Epic is planning no UT announcements, he does hang this tantalizing carrot:

     
  2. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    12
    That rat bastid, playing "whack-a-mole" with our feelings like that. You think he's for real?
     
  3. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    8,616
    Likes Received:
    1
    Do *I* like Unreal Tournament? Yes, and apparently a lot of other people do to, hence the sequels you guys made. Duh.
     
  4. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not holding my breath this time. UT is dead to me until proven otherwise. Besides, any sequel would be on the iPad most likely the way things are going.

    EDIT: Actually, it'll probably be an online flash game. Say goodbye to custom maps and mods.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  5. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,598
    Likes Received:
    5
    Is he talking about the original UT or just UT in general?
     
  6. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    If those assclowns hadn't fvcked up UT3 and abandoned PC for the 360 there would still be interest in the UT franchise
     
  7. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,148
    Likes Received:
    31
    The referenced stickskills article presents the question of what you would like to see in a new game. Personally I would like to see ut3 or better visuals and gameplay mechanics that are a blend of UT99 and UT2k4. UT2k4 custom content ease with with next features and power. Now is that too much to ask hmmm? .... yeah probably is.
     
  8. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

    Joined:
    May 20, 2000
    Messages:
    667
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have started to play UT3 again recently, mostly TAM/BTA.
    But my god what an uptight, unfriendly, elitist, humorless bunch of kids it is thats still playing the game.

    Its very fun to repeatedly Goo them though.

    Regarding a new UT im doubtfull if i even want Epic to touch that but who knows, maybe theres still a click of people there that could make something i would be willing to pay for.
     
  9. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,306
    Likes Received:
    0
    And that is basically the reason I hardly ever play online at all. It seems like the majority of people who are playing online are doing it to either insult other people (and their mothers...) or are taking things way too serious. Like "OMG if I mess this round up I'm never gonna go pro and make a living playing games!" :(

    As for a new UT - I'd like to see that happen but yeah, not holding my breath. If they do it I hope they schedule enough time after a closed/open beta to include player feedback in the final product ^^
     
  10. Bgood

    Bgood New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    EFF YEAH!
     
  11. Severin

    Severin New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nope. (Liked)

    If Epic had shown more interest in properly developing and supporting the last version, there probably would be enough interest.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  12. Bgood

    Bgood New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    UT3 kinda let the franchise down ,Console/PC mongrel that it was.

    They must know that there's huge residual interest out there in the franchise. I mean, everyone's heard of UT, right? And a "good" '9/10 - 10/10' rated UT would no doubt sell millions.
     
  13. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    0
    It will only run on Apple iMicrowaves with ARM cpus.
     
  14. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2000
    Messages:
    5,329
    Likes Received:
    51
    A new UT? Meh, I don't care about UT anymore, I played the series to death and I'm over the competitive thing so it doesn't hold my interest at all. Even if they did make another one, they'd find a way to screw it up like they did with UT3.
     
  15. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 1998
    Messages:
    21,405
    Likes Received:
    18
    Sci-Fi/COD mash-up... go!
     
  16. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,598
    Likes Received:
    5
    If they really decided to put in iron sight aiming, it simply would not even be UT anymore.
     
  17. Leak

    Leak New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's been done... (for cheesy values of "Sci-Fi" and "COD", of course... :D)
     
  18. Go&nd

    Go&nd Meow

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    0
    My guess is that they've looked at Free-to-Play business models like Quake Live, Team Fortress 2 and Tribes Ascend (which has done well despite still being in beta) and decided the Unreal Tournament brand would be perfect for a continually profitable F2P product.

    This would allow them to profit while still in beta, while also empowering them to iterate their beta with feedback from the community.

    Despite the skepticism you might read in a hardcore fan forum like this, I think there's an installed based of loyalty to the Unreal Tournament franchise that could make this model work great for them.

    (1) Based on brand recognition, high press visibility and brand loyalty, they could probably break even or maybe even profit before they're out of beta.

    (2) Based on the number of people who still visit forums like these or who still play the original Unreal Tournament nearly 13 years later or UT2004 nearly 8 years later, I'm guessing they won't find it hard to harpoon a few "whales".

    ("Whales" in the F2P market are customers who, over the course of their time with the game and through tons of microtransactions, end up spending way more on the game than the standard one-time purchase price of a game. So you make $200 over 25 months with several small transactions compared to just $49.99 in one single transaction.)

    The benefit to us would be that this would inevitably be PC-centric.
     
  19. ChookWoods

    ChookWoods New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    my bet is they will release "UT Live" and have UT3 free to play online through flash with a similar model as Quake Live.
     
  20. StalwartUK

    StalwartUK Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Guess this just means that they'll just trot out yet another Unreal Tournament... I'll pass.

    If they made a proper Unreal game though, that would really be something.
     

Share This Page