CVG reports: In the latest round of release date confusion surrounding Epic's Unreal Tournament III, Midway has said the PS3 version has now slipped to early 2008 - but the developer's informing a Christmas 2007 release could still happen.
Midway has announced a Q1 2008 release for UT III on PS3 in a financial report, but in response Epic's Mark Rein stated that as a public company the publisher felt an obligation to its shareholders to let them know about the possibility of a delay.
"Our goal is still to get the PS3 version of UT3 in stores before the end of 2007", Rein said in a post on Epic forums, but added, "However, we will only ship it once it's ready and is the best game we can deliver."
Rein went on to explain that UT III on PS3 will now feature the same map set as the PC version. Previously, the console version was to have fewer levels.
Speaking further, he said that PC UT III is "still on track for November", and that there'll be a demo released before the full game ships.
An Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III is expected some time in 2008.