Gamers who cannot wait for Epic Games to officially get started on the next installment of Unreal Tournament can technically get in on the action now. A group of UT fan developers have made a pre-alpha prototype build public for community feedback. While most of the graphics and gameplay are still placeholders, it provides a first look at the development process of the game.
Several news sites are reporting that this is a public build for testing. Although that appears to not be the case on the official download page. A slightly rant-like explanation greets those who access the site to download the game and informs users that this build is a prototype for fans to test their ideas. It is technically not even an official UT build from Epic Games; although the company will be sourcing ideas and code from the community. So it is likely that at least some elements of this build ends up tested for the final product.
IGN reported that this current build would be updated at least once a week; with more frequent updates if they are necessary. The post has apparently been taken down in favour of the previously mentioned explanation.
Epic Games itself has not made an statements, and is unlikely to have anything to do with this build. However, if you want to mess around with an early version of the next UT, it is right there for download. Just remember to provide constructive feedback and help the developers out.
[Source: UT Rushbase]