Epic Shows Unreal Tournament Gameplay

On Tuesday, Epic Games released a new video showing the upcoming Unreal Tournament 2014 game in action. Based on the video provided below, the gameplay appears to have everything you would expect from an Unreal Tournament release: fast action and glorious gibs. Unlike the last video that merely revealed "concept art," this 2:32 clip shows the Unreal Tournament team playing Team Deathmatch.

Featured in the new clip is gameplay programmer Joe Wilcox, lead level designer David Spalinski, senior designer Jim Brown, senior programmer and project lead Steve Polge, and senior designer Nick Donaldson. Everyone seems to be having a blast and happy to see Team Deathmatch up and running.

"What's really exciting me now is that we started doing daily play tests, and the game is really fun to play," Polge says in the video. "So we're really going through and playing, and every day our feedback is really more about how can we make this better, how can we tweak this value, and there's just lots to do to keep making your game better and better. And so that's a lot of fun when you get to that point."

Polge revealed that Epic Games was making a new Unreal Tournament game back in May, reporting that the gaming community will be a part of the development process. Development will be out in the open so that Epic, Unreal Engine 4 developers and UT fans can properly collaborate on the game. Twitch streams and forums will be used for discussion and regular updates, he said.

"There will be a lot of tough decisions to make, and not every feature will make it into the game," Polge said. "But if you're a fan of Unreal Tournament, a UE4 developer, or a future modder – or if you just want to learn how we make games – we hope you'll join us. It's going to be fun."

Later that month, Polge told Edge Magazine that even though development will be open and include the gaming community, the company will still define the basic game and its mechanics. Epic will keep the core game awesome while also encouraging the community to buy into the direction that both parties establish together.

Just last week, Epic Games uploaded a video with Art Director Chris Perna, community manager Stacy Conley, Jim Brown, and environment artist Josh Marlow. The video shows an unfinished map that reveals the lighting and visual clarity.

Unreal Tournament Team Deathmatch

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