Epic: UT 2007 <i>might</i> make PS3 launch

Mark Rein says game will be ready "when it's done," whether or not that coincides with the debut of Sony's next-generation console; will ship on PC first.

After several weeks of confusion about whether Unreal Tournament 2007 will be a PlayStation 3 launch title, definitive word on the status of the game has emerged. Ironically, that word is that the game's release date on the PS3 is still undetermined.

Following a report in the January 2006 PSM magazine, which indicated the game would be a launch title for the PlayStation 3, Epic Games has stated for the record that it only might make the console's launch. Why? Because, like most of the game industry, Epic isn't sure exactly when Sony plans to ship its next-generation console.

"Do you know when the PS3 launch is? Neither do we," said Epic vice president Mark Rein. The outspoken developer echoed the infamous tagline of his colleagues at id Software, telling GameSpot, "but we know when UT2007 will be done: WHEN IT'S DONE!" (Emphasis in the original.) Currently, the PlayStation 3 is tentatively scheduled for an "early 2006" release.

Rein continued, saying, "The question of whether we're a launch title or not is unanswerable because we don't know if the PS3 will be out before we're done or not. ... We won't ship the title on any platform before it's done, and it is too early to say when that will be."

Rein also confirmed online reports that Epic's current focus is the PC version of UT2007. "For now we soldier on with the plan to ship on PC as soon as we're done," he said. For more on that version of the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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0diablo0
0diablo0

one word................. sweet

0diablo0
0diablo0

if they DO release it as a luach title (whenever the launch is....) i have to get it looks like it will be a great game!!

Tskull
Tskull

What more should I say, another cool PS3 game!

ianoliveros
ianoliveros

This game is going to be awesome i mean ut 2004 was amazing already

redrobodragon
redrobodragon

I hope it gets the title. that way it will kick halo's a** easier !!!

thekey
thekey

Xanog1 You don't know what your talking about. You don't know either way.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I think it would be in everybody's best interest if Epic took their time and released a quality game, instead of a rushed one. *looks at most of the X360 launch lineup*

Xx_Baller_Xx
Xx_Baller_Xx

who cares if unreal tournament doesnt make it to the xbox 360 Gears of Wars is for sure to be the hell of alot better than ut 2007

amogley
amogley

I don't care when it comes out for the PC ... as long as it delivers as good as it promises, and we get all the usual mod tools for our own content creation. Wonder if the console versions will be moddable?

amirkalloe
amirkalloe

don't care for the PS3 version, already got the Xbox 360

korn18m
korn18m

Why all they fanboyism.... I don't know why I still read posts, as 90% are biased comments. First, Xbox fanboys, you do not know for sure that UT07 will being coming to Xbox 360. It might be coming, just unannounced as a surprise. All you can do is hope, and wait. Second, PS fanboys, why do you care if Xbox 360 get it or not? You know PS3 will be getting it. Is that not enough? Why does it matter if owners of Xbox 360's are able to play it if you can too? It doesn't affect you. If you like UT then you would support it's developers. If they have it out on more systems, they make more money. They are then able to use that money to make better games and develop games more, polish them up more. In general I have favored the PS2 over the Xbox because of the amount of quality games. I am not a fanboy of any system. The more systems UT comes out on, the more money and success Epic will have. With that comes Epic making higher quility games and thats what it's about.

kokidkane
kokidkane

I think in two days the anwser will come up about launch date of the ps3 at ces So dont trip we will get some kick ass games soon enough CES mark my words PS3 will top yahoo and ebay and websites across the globe new news and price you wait.

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

It was painfully obvious that UC on xbox was a port from the pc, not the other way around. It had framerate problems out the wazoo, unlike UC2, which WAS designed from the ground up for the xbox and it showed.

landau492
landau492

ps3 is going to be so great =)

davahsa
davahsa

Is this coming to 360? This needs to be on LIVE and you would think id would agree.

Retodon8
Retodon8

Owen_Waffle, it's the other way around, so Oni is right. UT2003 (PC) is a port of UC (Xbox). UT2003 may have been in the shops before UC, but development on it only got started after UC development was well underway.

gamespotter001
gamespotter001

Ahahahahahahaha Eat that Kutaragi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hush404
hush404

Hmm, wtf is PSM's problem? Do they just pull things out of their heads and decide to write them down as fact?

ltstitchie
ltstitchie

this "outspoken" epic guy thinks that he's the new john carmack. And whatever if 360 doesnt get this we'll still get gears, plus who wants to play ut on a bommerang anyway. Drink the doc.

redrobodragon
redrobodragon

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redrobodragon
redrobodragon

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pcmacro
pcmacro

Whoever gaved out that fake information about being a launch title is in deep doodoo. YOU'RE FIRED

Owen_Waffle
Owen_Waffle

I hope this comes to 360 .. would be a shame if it doesnt . this game could really take advantage of what LIVE could offer .. oh and oni . i think you will find UC on xbox was a port of UT2K3

TW_Darkmaster
TW_Darkmaster

All i can say is all the people who said PS3 Launch owns 360 launch titles got BURNED. See the advantage of not making judgments until the actual system is out?

Magna01
Magna01

all i gotta say is. tchbo! thank you :p

LordOfMidnight
LordOfMidnight

Somebody needs to trademark "When It's Done!!!" as it's becoming the common spin these days.

Eszrial
Eszrial

Don't care of ps3 or playing unreal tournament on a console always will be best on pc in my opinion

swanlord
swanlord

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caesarbites
caesarbites

realfox, learn grammar and get back to me, mmmkay????

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Don't really care for the PS3 version, as long as the PC version rocks.

limpbizkit818
limpbizkit818

PSM has always been bad, this is just more to back it up

Oni
Oni

UT 2004 killed the community. Let's hope this isn't like 2003, where the PC version was an XBOX port. I've played UT since the original demo came out in '99 and it's the PC community that made all this possible. Not MS or Sony fanboys. I just hope to god the PC and PS3 games will be connected, cause I long to mass kill Sony fanboys. Mmm yummy!

realfox123
realfox123

ceasarbits, what a sick fanboy you are. and the word 'admitted' is a prove that you are REALLY sick!!

Ghost_Face
Ghost_Face

Please stop this 1st nonsense. We don't need that here.

caesarbites
caesarbites

Notice how he says "we won't ship the game for ANY platform until it's ready?? Even if he means PS3 and PC, shouldn't he have said EITHER platform. Believe me, this game is coming to 360. He just basically admitted it by saying what he said...

darkheart73
darkheart73

not too excited about this project...ViVa La ReVoLuTiOn!!

caesarbites
caesarbites

Where all the PS3 fanboys now that were saying "See? PS3's launch is better than 360's already!" Well, guess that's still to be determined isn't it?????

cat_empire
cat_empire

oh well, i dotn care, i will be getting it for my computer, just like every other unreal tournament ive played.

Xanog1
Xanog1

Wow, an article stating that they don't know when the launch is. What a surprise. Oh well, maybe we''l find out if this'll be a laucnh game, at CES, is Sony unveils a release date (which I doubt). Anyways, good to see that the game itself is still making it onto PS3. Oh, and for all of you who said "It'll be on Xbox 360", it won't, otherwise Epic would have officially announced it already.

madgamer2000
madgamer2000

oh well, I look forward to it regardless of what console it hits first or if it comes out a week from now or late summer.

Game13a13y
Game13a13y

okay, i don't feel like i've recieved any information after reading this news. so the release date of PS 3 is still remained unknow, and the release date of UT 2007 is still to be determined, great! :|

Kahones
Kahones

As long as Epic keeps pumping out quality UT games, I don't care whether or not it's a release game.

supermechakirby
supermechakirby

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Kud-Dukan
Kud-Dukan

That's why you DON'T trust magazines that cover a single console...they either make crap up, or state rumors as facts.