Epic Games founder Tim Sweeny has taken some time out during this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to quash rumours that the studio is working on a brand new instalment in its hugely popular Unreal Tournament franchise.
Although claiming that the company still has lots of love for the series, Sweeny said there's nothing currently being worked on within the universe, particularly with various other projects currently in development...
We’re not [planning on] shipping anUnreal Tournamentgame.We have a lot of nostalgia for the game but we’re actually not developing anything in the Unreal game universe at all at the moment.We’ve announced Fortnite… That’s a game we’ll be talking about later. We don’t have anything to show you here at GDC. We’re developing that project and there are several other projects that aren’t announced yet that are being developed with Unreal Engine 4.
This is the second major news regarding Epic Games from GDC, with confirmation coming earlier in the week that the studio is working on a brand new IP, potentially based around the 2011 tech demo, Samaritan, which showcased the Unreal Engine 3.