GamePro grills Unreal Tournament 3 producer Jeff Morris on PlayStation 3 performance, tricks to working with the Cell processor, and his favorite moments in UT3.
who knew the secret was to bust your ass?! wow! if everyone would stop half assing and put in the work you would see the ps3 for its true power. that will never happen because people are too lazy.
It's not really even that hard. It's just different. Anything different will be hard at first. The developers who complain about the PS3 being too hard are in for a rude awakening. This multi-core stuff is the future. Just get with it now and learn how to do it. If I was a developer I'd like getting to learn something so different.
Use twice as many developers and put in twice as many man hours to get something decent and playable.
Multicore development is the future you say? Of course it is, first the PC's brought us dual core, then the Xbox 360 jumped ahead w/the Three core processor that has 2 threads per core. There secret was building freely supplying a useable dev kit for developers.
Too bad sony didn't do the same. Ease of use makes it all good.
good to see some developers getting to grips with the ps3 power
UT3 isn't a technical showpiece. The biggest accomplishment is the mods which is the first ever done right on a console.
UT3 is their first PS3 title, and thankfully it's pretty good. Their current complaint of course is that the CPU is running on CPU memory and that the GPU is running on GPU memory, and that they can't currently delegate textures to the CPU memory...which technically isn't true.
Right now they're doing a basic PC setup, but if they decide to put that 35GB/s connection between Cell and RSX (as well as RSX's cpu ram texture lookup logic) then they'll have a lot more than 256 MB of memory to work with in regards to the GPU. Hell, they could even render on Cell if they wanted to, like what Incog and Guerilla are doing.
I agree. If I read his read his comments correctly, UE3 is still a very conservative approach. They still schedule smaller parts to static (?) allocated SPUs. They still do not use texture streaming (or/and compression). I think in regards to PS3 tech they got a lot out of their engine to make it run pretty, but a lot more could be done. If you compare that to first party titles where more and more incorporate full streaming and dynamic scheduling of SPUs. Reduces memory footprint even more and creates a better load balance thru all SPUs. Ah yes, and does the UE3 support procedural textures ?
thinking everything would sell better on a downgraded system that looks alot like a pc and for the record Bladeass Gears of crap was terrible limited weapons 4 grenades and one retarded vehicle that can only shoot lights that game was crap beyond any other game and the only thing it had was the graphics; the 8 players is nothing special I didn't bother playing that online.
My head hurts after reading all that SPE.. SPU... Core stuff... I know nothing about computer code or anything.. but i have a new found respect for the developers and the creators of the PS3...
And another note... UT3 is fun as hell to play! Thanks EPIC!
becomming more and more bitter with each post.
Like you run towards a spider web in the game and it takes like 5 secs to load iam like wtf. That pissed me off it did the same thing with fences and other crap it just makes the game look like $h** at times.
And that's the beauty of the Unreal Engine. All UE games do that. Isn't Mass Effect using the Unreal Engine? I'm not entirely sure but I think it is.
Tricks??? What about doing a 4player splitscreen off-line mode trick!!!
Microsoft has proven themselves to be the thorn in Epic Games' side. They have been snubbed by Microsoft once before by forcing Epic Games to make their customers pay for Gears of War extended content. As of now, Unreal Tournament III will be a stripped down version of the superior PS3 port due to Microsoft's incompetance to allow user created content. Microsoft is a company known for extorting funds from their loyal consumers. Which is one of many reasons why many have abandoned XBOX 360 in favor of PLAYSTATION® 3.
Epic Games have been rewarded for their hard work for taking their time and developing a top notch FPS in Unreal Tournament 3. With the assistance of Sony, Epic games were able to fully enhance UTIII to it's fullest potential with an allegiance to the most powerful console in gaming history. PLAYSTATION® 3. The XBOX 360 version of this same game will more than likely become riddled with poor online content, frame rate hiccups and jaggies. Dark Sniper can understand why XBOX 360 is in such a piss poor state right now.
Dark Sniper once again has spread his gospel to the uninformed. Xbots worldwide have taken personal offense because he speaks the truth about their garbage console which is the XBOX 360. Through each and every 360 insult Dark Sniper gives, the pride and soul of each and every Microsoft slave corodes slowly.
"They have been snubbed by Microsoft once before by forcing Epic Games to make their customers pay for Gears of War extended content."
Do you know how much MS invested in Gears?? Do you know that they share in the expenses of this game? If MS wanted to charge they had every right too. But you know what?? THEY ARE FREE NOW! They met in the middle of the road, they charged for them but then made them free permanently after a few months, the people who couldn't wait bought them and those that could now have them for free.
"As of now, Unreal Tournament III will be a stripped down version of the superior PS3 port due to Microsoft's incompetance to allow user created content. Microsoft is a company known for extorting funds from their loyal consumers."
Have you seen the UT3 on the 360? Where is your proof that it will be a stripped down version? I think both MS and Epic have been working on the MOD issue. It's not a matter of yes/no but how you can go about doing it while still maintaining the secure infrastructure of Live. And oh yes, MS is the only company known for "extorting" money from it's loyal customers. So I suppose Sony give's money away? I can go to PSN and everything is free? Your abandoning the 360 for the PS3 might be true in a few cases, but maybe you should look at the sales numbers again. Funny thing is people will go and swap out their 360 several times and still won't purchase a PS3.
"Epic Games have been rewarded for their hard work for taking their time and developing a top notch FPS in Unreal Tournament 3. "
Rewarded how?? With p!ss poor sales?? Because that is what it's getting. Just look at Gears of War sales numbers compared to UT3, hell even combine both PC and PS3.. Epic knows who butter's their bread.
"The XBOX 360 version of this same game will more than likely become riddled with poor online content, frame rate hiccups and jaggies. Dark Sniper can understand why XBOX 360 is in such a piss poor state right now."
Again, can you tell Mark Rein "hi" for me? You seem to be at Epic playing the 360 version. If not, please provide a link to your assumptions here. If the Multiplatform history is any indication, I believe the 360 version will be just as good as the PS3. You talk big right now, but then the facts come out and you disappear.. How convienent for you!
"Dark Sniper once again has spread his gospel to the uninformed."
Right, then please continue to spread the gospel and provide links and sources to your arguements. Otherwise it is just SPAM and should be reported as such..
Oh and what did the 5 fingers say to the face???
UT3 came out at the wrong time...their was waaaay too many shooters out around Christmas and UT3 never had a set date until weeks upon its release. Another thing that is funny is that the PS3 version sold more than its PC counterpart, last time I checked. If COD4 wasn't out yet, I believe that UT3 would of done a lot better but COD4 is just owning everything right now...even Halo(thank god). Who knows, UT3 will do better im sure one this flood of FPSs is done w/ and the mod community takes time to utilize Epic's engine.
Wrong time, I agree. Other shooters might be one reason, the other might be it was to late to generate some momentum for Christmas - it was released about 2 weeks before the 24th, to late for a massive advertising campaign, and only released in the US.
The main thing thats holding UT3 back is that its not out yet in Europe.
This is where most of the PS3 are in the market that buy Unreal type games.
Attachment rate is stupid high.
People just seem to buy games on 360 @ a greater rate.
I know i do. Same game on ps3, pc & 360? I grab the 360 version. I guess it comes down to content & performance & most of all the controller. I like me them thumbsticks in ergonic places lol
Its funny how people compare attach rates all serious like. When 1 consoles been out longer then the other its obviously going to have a higher attach rate.
FACT:UT3 will outsell the ps3 version of the game.
"FACT:UT3 will outsell the ps3 version of the game."
What on earth have you just written Bill??
"FACT:UT3 will outsell the ps3 version of the game. "
That doesn't make sense
Fact:I'm with stupid lol.
FACT: "Even if it does, you're still a doushce bag".
Epic Knows the Secrets to selling it's games on the PS3 console?
Right now UT3 will never reach the success of Gears, especially when new games are coming out which will overshadow it soon.
Let's be serious here...
Good marketing for Epic..I guess
with all the mods.and now going to be 64 player with the new patch no game can touch it.UT3MOD.COM!!
Too bad EPIC forgot how to make good games in general. RFOM and CoD4 blow UT3 out of the water on PS3. Gears of War is overrated trash...Cliffy B is the most overrated guy in the biz.
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