New Unreal Tournament footage shown!
Published: 25th July 2014 | Source: Gamespot |
New Unreal Tournament footage shown
In Eoic Games' most recent Unreal Turnament live stream they show 0ff some in engine footage of the title. What the developers call this area is a "working concept art" and as such is very early in the development cycle.
In this tour of this early area what i see is a simply gorgeous environment, which could become one of the most beautiful multiplayer games when it is eventually released.
Here is an image taken from the footage shown.
Epic Games devs are very clear to point out this;
"try(ing) to come up with a look that can kind of drive direction across the project.
"It's by no means a finished project, and consists of pieces from previously created work, I think the overall look is clean; it will allow characters to pop off the background"
"This is not the look for the entire game. This, in my mind, represents kind of the sci-fi/industrial look. We could go grimier with this."
The video of the entire stream is below, we would recommend jumping to around 1.30 to see the footage of the game. Please not that this footage does represent the final release, this is extremely early footage.
They also confirmed that Unreal Tournament will be entirely free to play on release, paying for the game with sales through an in-game store which offers content created by modders, which I imagine could include maps, character armours or even hats!
They say they are taking cues from the recent Chris Nolan Batman Films when it comes to visuals. Art Director Chris Perna says.
"To me, Unreal--and the entire franchise--has always been, I used to use this term a lot, a Tim Burton Batman-type of caricature of itself,"
"And where I'd like to go with the new franchise is more of a Chris Nolan kind of Batman Begins… just something a little more polished, a little more realis(tic), but without going over the top and doing kind of like what we did with Gears (of War) or (Unreal Tournament 3) and making everything dark and grimy and grungy. I think you can still have detailed environments that look amazing, and add color, and have visual clarity--and have your cake and eat it, too, basically."
We look forward to seeing more of this game as it moves through it's development cycle and draws closer to release.
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