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Epic: UT3 is Gears on Crack Cover is for Wimps

The latest issue of OXM features a six-page article on Unreal Tournament 3. More important, the preview contains the first details regarding the Xbox 360 version of the game, which both the developers and the magazine editors confirmed it is looking in its current state better than Gears of War.

In the preview, Epic Games' Steven Polge, the lead designer of Unreal Tournament 3, confirms that the Xbox 360 version of the game will support four-player co-op and two-player split-screen in the single-player campaign, which will let you take different paths depending on the decisions you take.

The preview also revealed that Unreal Tournament 3 will feature 18 vehicles and 5 types of turrets. Epic also promises "zero-time to spectacle" thanks to the hoverboard (two of them being linked to a Manta in the picture below).

Regarding the controls, Polge revealed that they are so good that half the people who work on the game prefer to play the Xbox 360 version. Furthermore, the guy responsible for the controls has stepped in playtest sessions, where everyone was on keyboards, and with a controller he kicked everyone's butt.

Jerry O'Flaherty, the art director for both games, says that "Gears if a more confined game. UT is about big, huge distances. The speed of UT is so quick; it's not a walking environment, it's a running or flying environment."

Finally, Polge chipped into the discussion saying: "It's Gears on crack. Cover is for wimps!"

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lil bush3524d ago

sounds like its on crack.........

neogeo3524d ago

are they saying that it will be better on 360 then PS3

sajj3163524d ago

he's saying with respect to the controls. I will admit that the 360 controller is VERY ideal for FPS games.

Xi3524d ago

is that it will look better than gears of war.

omansteveo3524d ago

Doesnt come out on ps3 till feb

Lacarious3524d ago

but after Gears.... I have a lot of faith in Epic

neogeo3524d ago

when is crack a good thing? lol

PlayStation3603524d ago

But I think he means UT3 is really wild and fast paced. Or atleast thats what I HOPE he means.

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