What is Epic Games' next PC exclusive?


At PAX East last weekend, Epic Games president Mike Capps revealed that the developer "might be working on a PC-only title." Cliff Bleszinski was less ambiguous, responding: "Let me say that again: we are working on a PC game."

So what is it? Some rumors pointed to Fortnite , which was announced during Spike's Video Game Awards late last year. We know little about Fortnite, except that it's a Minecraft-inspired monster defense game with a nifty trailer . On his LinkedIn profile, Epic Games producer Chris Mielke stuck a "(PC)" onto his mention of the project, but that distinction has been removed , and Capps told Joystiq that the PC exclusive is unannounced.

The most obvious possibility is Unreal Tournament 4. We heard before the Game Developer's Conference last month that Epic would be showing off Unreal Engine 4 , and history suggests that a new engine means a new Unreal game. Given the impressive results Epic is still getting out of Unreal Engine 3 , however, the release of UE4 could be far off. Perhaps the "Samaritan" tech demo from last years' GDC will become a real game first?

Or maybe it's Jazz Jackrabbit 3. What do you want to see from an Epic-developed PC exclusive?

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.