A completely free game co-developed between the community and Epic! This is really exciting to me but I’m sure it is not as exciting to the people that were hoping for a full blown game. Personally, if Epic gives strong leadership on this, this will actually be better than any UT before it IMO.
They will build a Deathmatch core to start with and engage the community completely. If you have a UE4 subscription, you will be able to start working on parts of the game right away.
I think this probably means that Open Tournament will no longer be needed. I think some of what has been done already there will able to be brought over. Certainly the maps.
I know there will be a ton of whiners about this announcement but I am PSYCHED about this! Great to see Epic getting behind this and to see Steve Polge and Flak on the Twitch was great.