Gaming Update: 'Unreal Tournament,' 'Destiny' and 'Outlast'

Gaming Update: new information about an 'Unreal Tournament' comeback, 'Destiny' multiplayer and 'Outlast' DLC.

We recently got new information about an Unreal Tournament comeback, Destiny multiplayer and Outlast DLC.

Epic Games  announced that Unreal Tournament will be making a comeback as a free, crowdsourced game. The project first popped up on our radar two weeks ago when Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein teased it via Twitter. "I love #UnrealTournament – So excited for the comeback! More next week," wrote the exec.

According to Epic Games, Unreal fans won't just influence decisions during development, they'll actually help build the game themselves. As developers create the game, they'll work with the Unreal modding community on design decisions and post every line of code on GitHub.

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We recently got new information about an Unreal Tournament comeback, Destiny multiplayer and Outlast DLC.

Unreal Tournament Making a Comeback

Epic Games  announced that Unreal Tournament will be making a comeback as a free, crowdsourced game. The project first popped up on our radar two weeks ago when Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein teased it via Twitter. "I love #UnrealTournament – So excited for the comeback! More next week," wrote the exec.

According to Epic Games, Unreal fans won't just influence decisions during development, they'll actually help build the game themselves. As developers create the game, they'll work with the Unreal modding community on design decisions and post every line of code on GitHub.

Destiny's Competitive Multiplayer Will Need to Be Unlocked

During a recent interview with Eurogamer, Bungie's Tyson Green revealed that players won't be able to immediately access Destiny's competitive multiplayer mode. The decision was made to help level the playing field and ensure that gamers understand the game's mechanics before jumping into PvP. Multiplayer will unlock after a few missions, which should take no more than a couple of hours to complete.

"We found early on that people here in the studio, when they jumped on the game—these were people who were already really familiar with the game mechanics—they would roll a new character, play through the first mission then go right into PvP, and they would just get really beaten up by the other players, because they didn't have a super ability yet, and they'd only got an auto rifle from the first mission," Green said, adding, "So when your first character unlocks PvP, you're a little bit further into the game. You've probably done one or two of the campaign missions, probably unlocked a special weapon and your special ability. And once that's happened, we unlock it for all the characters on your account."

Outlast DLC Coming to PC & PS4

Red Barrels released new DLC for Outlast last week. Called "Whistleblower," the add-on retails for $9. It  was originally expected to arrive last month, but was delayed to "enhance the experience."

In "Whistleblower," players take on the role of software engineer Waylon Park. In the main campaign, Park was the man who advised journalists and Outlast protagonist Miles Upshur to check out Mount Massive Asylum. But the DLC is not quite a direct prequel for the game. It will show how things begin to unravel inside the asylum before adding entirely new material. Check out the trailer below.


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