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A Message To Tim Sweeney About UT 4

Hey,
when I was a teenager I used to play UT 99.
I was the proud owner of a UT 99 GOTY edition.
It was the time where ISDN just replaced the 56K modem and the first DSL lines came up. As a newbie and a constantly busy phone line, you didn’t notice the 350 ping at first.
Only weeks or months later, when you met again in mIRC for gaming, you knew how important a good ping is and a small clock next to the screen to time the shield every 55 seconds…

Tim, I know that Fortnite is an economic boom for Epic.
But are you sure that UT 4 can be left behind?
After all, “Unreal” is the game that brought the big success.
Even your good engine is called “Unreal” engine.
Unreal is Epic’s foundation.
And i still remember the good times, when we played Unreal on a 3DFX Voodo 2 graphics card…

That’s why I don’t understand why you don’t care about the further production of UT 4. Don’t do the same as Valve is doing with Half Life 3…

Epic is doing well, you have the possibilities to set up a new UT team and then actively build UT 4. After all, we older people have to show the younger generation what “true” e-Sports is :wink: And true e-sports was UT 99 and UT 2003.

Thanks!

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Dear Mr. Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games.

I would like to use this very thread made by gentleman Gazu as I cannot find a more suitable place to address my appeal directly to You. Though I am coming from a role of a Game Designer, and my focus is the game called Paragon.

But, first, I want to inform You that I myself didn’t make a single video game ( yet ), all I did is took some online courses. So I want it to be clear from whom actually this appeal is coming from. And I am afraid not familiar with Unreal Tournament. I also want this to be clear as well. But I played Paragon. Thus familiar with it.

As I didn’t make a single video game, for me Paragon is the golden once in a lifetime opportunity to make it to the industry of video games. And the fact that this game was cancelled will be a strong point in my CV/Resume in case of its successful revival.

Over the period of all this “post-cancellation” time I had and have various game design related changes/ideas that popping in my head. I strongly believe that it is possible to make a “dead” game rise and shine in all it’s excellent glory. As potential is truly Epic.

Thus, I ask you to consider to continue the development of Paragon and give me the opportunity to break into video game industry.

I would like to think that I will also manage to come up with ideas that will contribute the development of the game of Your very own - the Unreal Tournament. But, as I mentioned previously, I am not (yet) familiar with it, and my head is simple “stuck” and busy with ideas for Paragon.

Thank you for taking time to read this, Mr. Sweeney. I respect whatever decision You will make.

And may it be Epic.

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I started my game development career when UT 1 came out. Actually UT 1 got me so excite and it led me to the game development. Ever since then, Epic has guided me the vision and UT has always been big part of it.

Recently, UE5 preview released and it got me so excited, close to the shock when I first saw UT 1. UE5 will be a game changer without questions. If there is one thing I really want to see before I retire, it is to witness UT comes back to life, live and kicking. Timingwise, it can’t be more perfect. I believe it’ll be a testimony of your dedication and you haven’t forgotten the old legacy.

Best wishes for everyone.

Tim Sweeney is all about the Metaverse now though. So if devs want to see UT return, its going to have to be in that context somehow (probably). So how can UT push the boundaries of the metaverse forward? In the same way that Mustard is pushing Fortnite…

Personally speaking, Epic’s highest art-form was the Samaritan demo. In some parallel universe / different timeline, Sweeney’s metaverse is now a futuristic / cyberpunk-Samaritan-like world - not something cartoonish. So a UT Samaritan game gets my vote. :+1:

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