Cliff Bleszinski Would Love to See an Unreal Remaster

The Unreal video game franchise has a rich history and is highly regarded in the first-person shooter genre. It seems that Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, may have some plans for the beloved series, according to Cliff Bleszinski, a well-known figure in the gaming industry.

Cliff Bleszinski’s Thoughts on a Potential Unreal Remaster

In an interview with ComingSoon, Bleszinski, who played a significant role in the development of Unreal, Unreal Tournament, and several Unreal Tournament sequels, addressed the fan demand for a remastered version of the original 1998 game.

Earlier this year, Nightdive Studios sparked discussions about an Unreal remaster when they expressed interest in obtaining the rights and remastering the game. Nightdive Studios has a track record of updating abandonware games and has recently released the System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition.

However, Bleszinski revealed that Sweeney may have different plans in mind.

“Well, there’s a whole Twitter conversation about this where Nightdive Studios was offering to remaster the first Unreal,” said Bleszinski. “I reposted it, blah, blah, blah. Nightdive emailed Tim Sweeney and Tim Sweeney has longer distance plans for Unreal, which I’m not going to disclose because that’s his business and his IP, but the thing is, when Tencent bought out my shares at Epic and I realized I had enough money to not have to argue with programmers about creative decisions anymore and I was happily engaged to my now wonderful wife — well, she’s always been wonderful, but anyway, the last thing I said as I did my departing speech at Epic was, ‘Please remaster the first Unreal.'”