*So could well be right there Carbon
Yes, that's why I made the claim. There are many aspects of the game that appear to be re-skinnings of elements found in UT3 and UT2K4 (particularly in regard to vehicles); it really seems like an amalgam of the two games.
Now, again, not that this is a bad thing. I love the genre and always welcome new members to the club, as it were, but don't try to claim ownership of ideas that were founded 20 years ago! At least find your own place instead of implying that there hasn't been an "old school" FPS arena shooter made since 1999. Aligning themselves well might allow them an even more successful launch; standing on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.
However, the current trailers are quite off-putting and as I said, there doesn't seem to be innovation. In fact, their entire campaign seems to revolve around that fact.
We have this game already in the iterations of UT (among many other notables) and perhaps the ultimate version of UT looming on the horizon, the one that hopefully re-defines the genre from a team that were there when it was all going down the first time: Epic and us.
I hope it is good and I hope it is all they claim, but I wish they would dial back the "old school" rhetoric a bit.