Three Speech's intrepid reporter Steve Boxer recently got to chat to industry legend, games engine expert and Epic Games guru Mark Rein. With Unreal Tournament III hitting the stores soon it seemed a fitting time to catch up with him and put some questions his way regarding the forthcoming title.
Three Speech: How long is Unreal Tournament III going to be an PS3 exclusive for?
Mark Rein: Right now, I can't say. The big reason, the main reason, we brought it to PS3 first, is the mods. You know how important mods are to Unreal Tournament and we love user-created content. And remember, our user-created content isn't just about re-arranging the chairs on the deck of the boat - it's about making a new boat, right. I mean, it's making a plane, it's making a car! It's making whatever you want to make, so we're pushing the envelope on user-created content. PlayStation 3 is an open network and so when we went to Sony and said, 'we want to make this game support mods', they were like, 'we're an open network, you can do that'. We're like 'ha ha, really, we're going to challenge you on that!' And sure enough, they've embraced it, and they've stuck to their word, and supported it. And I mean, Jack (Tretton) even talked about it on stage at E3, which was very kind, so they're right behind the idea of real honest-to-goodness user-created content.