Epic ‘placing its bets’ on releasing games for free as work begins on the next Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament

Releasing games for free is more attractive than the old “build, ship and pray model”, Unreal Tournament’s project lead Steve Polge has told us. Epic began ‘open’ development on the next Unreal Tournament game last week, inviting fans and UE4 developers to actively participate in the creation of the new competitive shooter. When complete, the… Continue reading

Three new Epic games incoming as Unreal Engine 4 looks to define a new generation


Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has countered the suggestion that Epic is moving away from game development by confirming the existence of three new games in the works at the developer. A high-end next generation title will look to showcase Unreal Engine 4’s power and fidelity alongside a mobile game and the previously-announced ‘co-op sandbox… Continue reading

All eyes on Epic: Unreal-powered games, major VR support and more incoming, says Mike Gamble


Mike Gamble knows things. As Epic Games’ EU territory manager he’s privy to a plethora of yet-to-be revealed PS4, Xbox One and PC games powered by his company’s popular Unreal Engine, and has seen and worked with major new titles slated for release as far forward as spring 2015. Epic counts Microsoft, Irrational, Ninja Theory,… Continue reading

Get Into Games: Epic opens its first ever Games Centre at Staffordshire University

Mike Gamble

Epic Games’ European boss Mike Gamble opened the new Epic Games Centre at Staffordshire University last week, a partnership which will see students work exclusively with Epic’s UDK and also allow the studio host developer days at the institution. Staffordshire University already offers several videogame-related courses, and with the new Epic Games Centre it hopes… Continue reading

Chris Wynn leaves Epic to work on the next Mass Effect


The Gears of War producer to become space epic’s senior development director.

A second Maxim-sponsored DLC map for Gears of War: Judgement announced

Gears of War Judgement Dreadnought

The second in a pair of free DLC maps will be available May 15.

Silicon Knights shuts down its office, sells physical assets


The few remaining employees of the Too Human developer continue legal battle with Epic.

Human after all: why have console games swapped characterful cartoons for ‘realistic’ art styles?


We explore how the videogame mascot has evolved over the years, with Naughty Dog, Insomniac and Epic.

The truth about how triple-A developers view indies, by Lee Perry


Former lead designer at Epic Games and co-founder of Bitmonster Lee Perry sets the record straight.

The Making Of: Infinity Blade


How Chair Entertainment produced a playable Infinity Blade demo in just eight weeks for Apple’s keynote, and what happened next.