President of Epic Games Mike Capps has hinted that a new Unreal game may be on the way.
"We have a couple other major franchises that we’ve not been paying attention to. It’s been a long time since we shipped an Unreal game, and it’s an awfully loved franchise that we hold pretty dear here. We haven’t been giving it the attention it deserves because we’ve been focusing on Gears of War and we’re still a relatively small company.”
While this is no confirmation of an upcoming entry in the venerable FPS series, it certainly gives some hope to PC gamers who haven't heard or seen any evidence to suggest a new Unreal game since the last game came out in 2008.
Mike Capps also confirmed the rumors of poor sales for Bulletstorm, which came out earlier this year. He said that "the game didn't make money for us" but adds that Epic still has no regrets about developing the game. He also promised that "The next thing we do with People Can Fly will be great."
Mike Capps is set to give a talk at this year's Game Developers Conference Europe and it's entirely possible that we could hear more talk of a new Unreal game there, but only time will tell.