Confusion still surrounds UT III release date

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.

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VaeVictus4033d ago

Most disappointing news so far. If it doesn't come out this year that would be a major FTL.

My PC would die at the mention of UT3.

SL1M DADDY4033d ago

Look on the bright side. they said that if it does indeed come out later then all the PC maps will be included in the PS3 version. Now I don't know about you but I would say that the extra wait might be worth the extra content. It's nice to see them doing their best to get us a great game.

demolitionX4033d ago

i smell BS from epic. before they said that big maps can't run on PS3 tha includes 64 online, cause of performance issues ans stuff. NOW, he says it will include same maps as PC. I am now confused!!!!!!!!!!
I am not buying UT3 scr3w it. I will getting SOCOM confrontation though.

Nuclearwinter4033d ago

I bet the "resources" they said they didn't have to put those maps in was time.

Kleptic4033d ago

It would be pointless for 64 player maps if the PS3 version doesn't support 64 players...

what is the max players online? 24?...or is that Haze?...I can't remember, but I don't think it was 64...

still a first day purchase for me...but I will be pretty bummed about it if I don't get to play any of it over holiday break...already had several parties planned around it (the Thanksgiving one is already axed, have to play Haze or COD4 instead i guess)

Rhezin4033d ago

lol Gears 2 FTW. Oh yah I forgot this game is coming out on 360 too. Nice "timed" exclusive sony.

Edwin19894033d ago

I bet it's being released in 2008...