Epic Games has revealed the future of the famous PC shooter series, Unreal Tournament, and how it's going to be the perfect way to showoff Unreal Engine 4.

Details about the next entry of the Unreal Tournament series have been announced by Epic Games, the studio many gamers would recognize for doing the Gears of War trilogy. Epic is also known for its popular Unreal Tournament series on PC. More importantly, the studio is behind the Unreal Engine, which has always been one of the highest standards of game design and is constantly used by numerous studios throughout the gaming industry.

The next Unreal Tournament is going to be Epic's way of properly showcasing Unreal Engine 4 to the world. Epic has created a small team comprised of Unreal Tournament design veterans to work on the project. The studio is quite fan-oriented and Unreal Tournament's development is going to be an open collaboration between Epic, Unreal Engine 4 developers and Unreal Tournament fans. Epic will be letting all of the game's coding and content be made available to Unreal Engine 4 developers on GitHub in order to help move things forward for its new engine.

For gamers, the most important thing about the next Unreal Tournament is that it's going to be completely free, with no freemium content or microtransactions to try and cover its cost. Epic wishes to create a market where gamers, modders, artists and developers can simply buy/sell their own custom content once the game is out. Earnings will be split between the mod's creator and Epic Games, which will be how the developer intends to pay for Unreal Tournament's overall development. In terms of a launch window, Epic claims that it will take many months until the game is even playable, since it is being built from the ground-up without any preexisting designs. We can't wait to see what kind of mods arise from the next Unreal Tournament.