Unreal Tournament 3 November Release Uncertain

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Epic Games president Mark Rein open to the possibility that his company's upcoming PS3 and PC shooter will slip from its intended release window.

By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpot
Posted Sep 10, 2007 5:53 pm PT

"Benjamin Franklin once said that in life, only two things are certain: death and taxes. For a while, it seemed the November release of Unreal Tournament 3 was also assured. In its most recent bout of press releases, publisher Midway said the game would definitely ship for the PC and PlayStation 3 during the month.

Now that November window appears to have been opened up. In a thread on Epic Games' official forums, a poster asked about the authenticity of a German site's countdown timer to the release of Unreal Tournament 3. But before the forum-goers could make their time-off requests at work, Epic vice president Mark Rein tempered the midnight release launch party plans.

"We do not know exactly when the game will be completed," Rein wrote. "All we've said is that we're hoping for a November release, but as you know we value getting it right over getting it right now, so there's no guarantee of that."

While the PS3 and PC versions of Unreal Tournament 3 remain tentatively scheduled for a November release, the Xbox 360 edition will trail in "early 2008.""

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I wouldn't read into it too much, but its something to watch for and it never hurts to lower your expectations and being pleasantly surprised.

To Each Man, Responsibility

yay another dev that GETS IT...

get it right BEFORE you release the game= money

The more the PS3 version is delayed the more the 360 one will be by default so I wouldn't be too happy.

Thanks to Blacksaber for the sig!

wtf ckmlb is he happy then? does he say that? He's just reporting some news, this is not a anti-ps3 thread. damn clmlb your fanboyism just isn't stopable.

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ckmlb, why do you think that if the PS3 one gets delayed then the Xbox one also gets delayed? Has this happened with any other game? Im just curious if this is a pattern.

On other news here is a title actually confirmed to be delayed today.


It depends on what sort of exclusitivity agreement Sony has with Epic

Leo-j said: If a dvd for a pc game holds what? Crysis at 3000p or something, why in the world cant a blu-ray disc do the same?

ssj12 said: Player specific decoders are nothing more than specialized GPUs. Gran Turismo is the trust driving simulator of them all. 

"Why do they call it the xbox 360? Because when you see it, you'll turn 360 degrees and walk away" 

This likely means a delay.

While this will also affect the PC version, it's not good news for Sony...this is one of its big "exclusives" this year, and having it delayed until next year is not good.

Bet with disolitude: Left4Dead will have a higher Metacritic rating than Project Origin, 3 months after the second game's release.  (hasn't been 3 months but it looks like I won :-p )

Misread ck's post...  ignore my comment.