"Unreal Tournament" Isn't Being Actively Developed, Epic Confirms

Posted by Megalith 2:10 PM (CST)

Saturday December 08, 2018

Fortnite has been so successful that Epic no longer cares about one of its most legendary franchises, Unreal Tournament: company CEO and founder Tim Sweeney has told Variety the game "remains on hold," which should be of little surprise to anyone who has been following its development. While Epic hasn’t pulled the plug, there is no reason to believe the ninth installment will be coming out anytime soon.

"Unreal Tournament" is the ninth installment in a first-person shooter franchise created by Epic Games and Digital Extremes in 1999. This latest installment was announced in 2014 as a sort of opensource development version of the game. But as "Fortnite’s" popularity increased with the release of its free Battle Royale mode, resources were pulled from other parts of the studio to focus on "Fortnite."