In an in-depth new interview with Epic VP Mark Rein, the exec has been discussing Unreal Tournament 3 for PlayStation 3, praising the possibilities for upcoming Home integration and Sony's 'trojan horse' strategy of including Blu-ray in the PS3.
Mark is such a genuine guy. He's a class act and a tough act to follow. He's got a great way of being incredibly fair to any given situation and he always gives balance to every topic. When people wanna bash the ps3, he's right there with an incredible argument in rebuttal.
Is it just me or does it seem like when the BS guy is asking him about the user created content that he is a little slow on the uptake? I can picture Mark Rein trying to talk slower and slower until he understands the words that are coming out of his mouth.
everybody read this
blah blah blah, wen he out promoting the 360 version next year it will be a diff tone
ahh all because hes so positive about the open-ness of the ps3 and its future? Go away and cook a fried egg on your white box
i think he needs some pictures
"We're planning that you'll be able to get a party together in Home and then file into the game from an Unreal space. Home's pretty cool, so we're planning to do that. That'll make it easy for... what I like about that is that you'll be able to form without us having to build a party system. It won't be as detailed as a real party system, but the idea is that we could all meet up in a room and go together in the game.
MR: Well, I hope we do. [Rein subsequently confirmed that the title will debut in December for PS3.] Regardless of that, they've got a lot of good games coming, they've dropped the price of their system, and they're embracing this kind of openness. I think this is going to work out positively for them in the long run.
CN: I guess I feel like console users just might not be aware of what they're getting into.
MR: At least in the beginning, the way it's going to work at launch is they're going to have to go and get it themselves, and make the choice and put it on their console. They're going to go to some website, download a mod, and make the choice to actually install it on their console.
CN: That surprises me more -- "some website." Not the fact that they're even allowing downloadable content, but the fact that it's from anywhere.
MR: It's great!
CN: Yeah, we're not being negative about it.
MR: You are!
BS: No no no, we're...
MR: I know, and I get what you're saying. It's hard to fathom the fact that, because the console business has been so tightly closed in the past...
Seriously u can almost do anything u can do on a PC on the PS3... BADASS SYSTEM. PERIOD
I think it's really smart that eventually if everybody does that, each company doesn't have to develop its own way to all meet up somewhere and all go into a game. I think that's a very smart way to do it, and I kind of wish Xbox 360 would do that, and I'm hoping that they will at some point.
In other words, all these games have these different systems for getting together and then traveling into the games together or playing as teams or whatever. I expect that to be a dashboard functionality at some point in the future for the Xbox 360, and I think Sony's already thinking that way with Home."
PS3 is now and the future.
Hes says again how its not hard to develop for the PS3... its just not a PC or junkbox... its a REAL CONSOLE which equals DEFFERENT. A high powered console at that. You can tell Mark Rein sees very good things happening for the PS3 and he is expecting and anticipating working on the PS3 more... now they have got the Unreal engine working on the PS3 well.
MR: It's user-created content! It's fantastic! I can't understand why people are so nervous about what Sony... no, Sony's wonderful. When they embrace user-created content, that's what it means to be an open system. That's why we're on PlayStation 3 first -- because they are embracing user-created content. It's not just moving the deck chairs around the boat. They are embracing real art. HAHAHAHA PS3 IS NUMBER 1
"think once it's there, there's the temptation to play games on it, regardless of what your original meaning was. If people buy it as a Blu-ray player, they... will play games. When the big ads come out in August for a new Madden game, they'll pick up Madden. They've got the equipment, so why not? They've made the investment"
This is so true.
its good to see that Epic wants to make UT3 great for us ps3 owners
Nice read..good to see there's still genuine un-biased ppl in the industry who's willing to go about things professionally..and actually do there job which is to make good games...and not just for a quick buck..*coughs*..EA*
i want to be able to walk around Home with my Unreal Mod
i want to sit down and play some chess with skulls rolling of my shoulders
good to see him talk about home intergration. I really like to hear that
I told that jackass that they weren't charging for mods on PS3 and he didn't listen. Yay Epic!! UT3 is going to have a very long life on the PS3 now for that. This is real user created content, not some fake ass "rotate garbage cans and change placement of items in a static map" feature. Now all Sony needs to do is get the ads in order, I've yet to see something like the Gears of War Mad World (loved that song for years) trailer.
great song! original's better.
I still have that trailer on my 360 and will watch it from time to time. That is a kick ass trailer for a great game. Ahhh, the memories.
cool guy. thank god theres someone trying to work well on ps3 without coming up with crappy excuses
im looking at that fat guy at valve. and EA. and a lot of devs for that matter
Mark Rein is awesome. I like how he states his opinion about how the ps3 is a bluray player and consumer would eventually buy games for it when seeing a new game advertisement. Mark Rein is great guy! sandip787 I agree with your comments about Gabe Newell. Gabe Newell is fat because he's lazy. He saying that the ps3 is complicated to algorithm and code because of the cell/RSX
Im just bringing facts..and no not all games on xbox 360 are spotless but I dont see no reports of missing ranks either...skerj was the one claiming the ps3 version of ut3 will run hitch free and lag free and im just being skeptical so I brought up some examples of how games people claim are flawless are flawed..dont like it put me on ignore kid.
didnt warhawk have the same ranking problems....hell without that patch right...you people are just to sensitive with your console..cant take facts..well too bad..the ps3 has more problems then the xbox 360 and Its well documented...you guys cant take facts and try too say its just bashing..
and no its not my job too say bad sheit about the ps3...give me a example on something bad on the xbox so i can comment on it cheezy...if you look at my original post i didnt say nothing until skerj commented..so go too work and dont put too much salt on the fries...
you want me too denounce xbox..ok..halo 3 single player sucks..mass effects textures are terrible and i have crashed once...I have had 3 rrod with 2 xboxes...you happy now?
ahh well...whats his next project.
sorry skerj but im not convinced until we get no reports of lag online and smooth gameplay...call me crazy but recent problems with assassins creed and pes08 and all the news recently make me skeptical..
heres another example skerj...cod4 with problems with
people have trouble finding a game on cod4 and even ranks resetting
http://www.charlieoscardelt... show me where the xbox is having this exact problem.?
..of course i will use those games as examples...both are unplayable on ps3 as reports show...white screen of death>?? lag so bad people call it teleporting and warping...and the problems on both consoles for pes are twofold for ps3...both online is sheit but the lag and "teleporting" make the game unplayable on ps3 if im correct?
Now that the engine is done, Gears SO could be done on PS3. There is nothing graphically done in Gears that isn't in UT3 which to be honest the humans look more organic in UT3 than they did in Gears. And the gameplay wasn't THAT deep, alas it's not going to happen unless someone decides to import gears maps from the PC Gears into the UT3 version of UnrealEd and export them to PS3 and use unrealscript to do the rest.
Hah you're using AC and PES as examples? The Devs of both games have stated that the games are buggy. I can personally confirm AC is screwed up on both systems, and PES has patches for BOTH systems. I have no doubt in my mind that UT3 will run hitch and lag free on PS3+PSN, in addition to that we get to play on dedicated servers.
Thats a GREAT idea Skerj! Gears on PS3.
I just hope they let the PS3 do more than just the four on four multi player and single player for that matter. There is never more than four enemies on the screen at one time from what I saw except for bats.
And stop trying to denounce the PS3 as if it's your job, because that's ALL YOU EVER DO ON THIS WEBSITE. Don't you ever have anything positive to say? I have COD4 and you cannot honestly tell me that every single one of your Live matches are without lag as well. That's preposterous.
Just relax and go enjoy your 360 or something. I can't enjoy one single story here and read some comments from fellow PS3 owners without having to sift through crap like this.
Honestly, do you have beef with the PS3 or something? What's wrong?
I'm going to work now.
Warhawk has no problems with lag or warping or anything unless you're playing on a crap server that has a crap connection. If that's the case then just move on over to a Sony server. Sure they had problems with rank resetting and such but it turned out that it was a software problem and not a hardware problem because they released a patch that fixed those problems. You can't release a patch for hardware problems.
that just says whatever is on his mind. I respect that. Exspecially in this industry where the publishers coach Devs on what to say.
I don't know if this is Mark Rein's plan or someone else over there at Epic but they are essentially forcing Microsoft's hand in the situation here.
"CN: You're saying that Sony understands and they're really into it. This isn't going to be happening down the road on the 360 version, will it? Or can it?
MR: We'd like to. That's one of the challenges in figuring out how to bring this game to the 360. Right now, Xbox Live is a closed system, so when we finish the PC and the PS3 one and maybe take a little break for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will sit down with Microsoft and have a dialogue with them and say, "Here is what we want to do. How can we do it?" They may or may not embrace it. We don't know. That's why we've made the game for the PlayStation 3 first, because we knew exactly what the boundaries were going to be."
They are trying to force Microsoft into allowing the user created content without some sort of certification process by saying "Look, Sony let us do it and they've got our game running on their system. If you really want our game on your system then you should offer us the same services or else this is going to look really bad for you guys."
This will only benefit 360 gamers in the end. Without Rein doing what he's doing, 360 gamers would probably miss out on mods.
Great read recommend. this guy sound so exciting anout the PS3. I can't wait for get my copy on Dec ^_^
I cant wait for this game to come out and when HOME releases it will be just be a better experience.
microsoft would want to charge for any little thing that gets made in the game , while sony's over here busy trying to promote bluray to get a chip off every blueray disc sold ' thats were the money is.......who invented compact disk and where can i buy SUPER AUDIO C.d.'s
This game will do what Gears did for xbox 360 pretty much. It takes an advantage everything the ps3 owners can expect from ps3 games and because of the terrible orange box port this game will sell even better. And with all this praising Rein is doing and less complaining for ps3, 360 and PC it makes him look good on his part unlike the other complaining devs.
Mark Rein has given nothing but great interviews about any of his projects. I like how he is showing interest in the system, and home in general. Great little read if you like the Ps3 or a great companies thoughts.
Very, very good interview. I for one, am excited by the possibility of mods with UT3 on the PS3. I am a bit disappointed that Valve/EA didn't follow Epic's example and allow Orange Box to be moddable. Using the portal gun in Half-Life 2 has got to be one of the coolest mods out there.
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