Thanks to Gamers.com for the news that Unreal creators Epic have signed a long-term publishing deal with Microsoft.
According to the piece, "Microsoft will publish 'several' future Epic projects - as yet unnamed - exclusively for Xbox and Windows"
, and it's noted that "Epic is the sole owner of the Unreal name and franchise"
, although Atari is still publishing
Unreal Tournament 2004 for PC this November. Included in the Microsoft deal are two projects from new Epic offshoot Scion Studios
, promising to "explore development opportunities within Epic Games' established action titles, and beyond"
, possibly implying at least one Unreal-branded, Microsoft-published title - unless the "established action title"
in question is Jazz Jackrabbit