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Unreal Tournament 3 Delayed Until 2008

Midway today announced revised estimates for the its third quarter ended September 30, 2007, and fiscal year ending December 31, 2007. Midway revealed that Unreal Tournament 3 will not be hitting the PS3 until the first quarter of 2008. The title was originally announced to release this November along side the PC version.

Also changed was the release date of Stranglehold for the PS3 into the Fourth Quarter of 2007 and lower sales for Blacksite: Area 51 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

David F. Zucker, president and chief executive officer, commented, "While we regret that these delays will cause us to lose some valuable holiday sales in the near term as well as shift revenue for some of these titles out of 2007 and into 2008, we remain confident that our technology strategy and product plan position us to grow both revenue and market share as we move into the heart of this console cycle. Looking ahead to 2008, with our core technology platform now in place, we expect to release a number of titles, including already announced console versions of Unreal Tournament 3, a next generation installment of our NBA Ballers franchise, Wheelman, and TNA iMPACT! the video game. We also expect to release several as-yet unannounced titles such as next generation versions of our hit franchises Blitz and Mortal Kombat, and two exciting new ambitious open world games. We intend to give more details on our 2008 release schedule in the near future."

We'll keep you updated.

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Sevir043699d ago

a delay. good gosh that wont sit well. hmm i guess Haze takes the cake for this season it wont have to to worry about being over ran by this juggernaut of a game but Damn. i was looking forward to puttin down the cash for this game along with Haze. damn it man. i wonder what could have caused the delay. Epic and Midway better come out with an explanation

marinelife93699d ago

Originally Posted by MERCCLASS

Flak the admin at Epic's site says don't panic. Wait until you hear what Epic has to say first. And he locked the thread that posted the rumor on his site.

http://utforums.epicgames.c...

jtmill073699d ago (Edited 3699d ago )

Now that's some sh**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This has never happend before...... JUST KIDDING..... ;-o

the worst3699d ago

xboxfangirls started the rumor

lawman11083699d ago

Man, can they EVER get a game out on time? this is too much lmfao!!!

it will be on the 360 before the PS3 :)

sticky doja3699d ago

http://www.midway.com/rxpag...

I guess Midway themselves are "xboxfangirls" as you so elequently put it.

QuackPot3698d ago (Edited 3698d ago )

Important 3rd Party developers like Epic know that 2008 is the year to release their games for the Ps3

I'm expecting more delays from others in the know.

DELAY = EVIDENCE 2008 IS BEST FOR SALES.

We all know that 2008 is going to be the year when everything changes....even game developers.

secret3698d ago (Edited 3698d ago )

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

What do you expect from a multiport involving an xbox360?

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lawman11083698d ago

http://www.1up.com/do/newsS...

Man strangle hold STILL is not out for PS3 yet? another game that will be $30 bucks on the 360 by the time it is on the PS3 for $60

cartman3133698d ago

Have you seen Stranglehold? Talk about pure crap. I wouldn't pay 5 bucks for that trash.

UnblessedSoul3699d ago

Are you bloody kidding me...

toughNAME3699d ago

Sony just shouldnt put release dates on their games

just release when its finished ...so...no delays

But this is really getting to be too much

and what about all the big PS3 games coming out in in Spring 2008?
who releases a game in spring? they will most likely be pushed back too

achira3699d ago

nice job microsoft. f*** bustards.

chester3699d ago

what the hell are you talking about?

Xi3699d ago

it must be Microsoft's fault. Oh and butterfly in japan caused Hurricane Katrina right? Grow up.

mcgrawgamer3699d ago

What the hell does microsoft have to do with this? I know your not gonna speak on this like some kind of conspiracy theory against Sony? Epic is the one the most well respected, honest, and truly independent dev's out there just like blizzard, and valve. They answer to no one and support all. I'm sure they have a explanation as to why they had to delay the game.

power0919993699d ago

What does MS have to do with this?

Xi3699d ago

that MS paid midway to delay the game.

Daxx3699d ago

Ever thought it could be Midway's or Epic's fault?

No of coarse not, It always has to be Microsoft.

MS DOESN'T EVEN OWN THE IP YOU F*CKTARD!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3698d ago

You sound like that Jan on the Brady bunch "MARSHA MARSHA MARSHA!"

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chester3699d ago

ouch.

arguably the biggest draw for the ps3 this holiday season. it's gonna have to be drake's and ratchet that get all the attention. haze possibly but it doesn't seem as hyped as the other two.

that hurts ps3 an absolute f*ckload.