By Mike MahardyUnreal Tournament 2014, the project developed by Epic Games in cooperation with the Unreal Engine 4 community, can be downloaded in early Alpha phase now.
The game was teased in May, when Epic vice president and co-founder Mark Rein Tweeted about a possible reboot. "I love UnrealTournament - So excited for the comeback!" he said. "More next week!" Unreal Tournament was then confirmed for PC, Mac and Linux as a completely free title, with Epic saying anyone with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription could assist in its development.
According to the development community on the Alpha's download page, players can assume a new update will occur on Friday nights (ET). However, more than one change may be made per week, if deemed "worthy."
Epic recently released a video with a behind-the-scenes look at the game's development, along with early in-game footage. Fans can spot familiar weapons from throughout the Unreal Tournament series, although few others were shown during the playthrough. The developers also discussed how feedback can improve the final product.
These are PRE-ALPHA Prototype Builds. Seriously. Super early testing.
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These builds may update more than once a week pending changes that are deemed 'worthy'.