PS3 UT3 still in Sony's '07 lineup, Epic 'confident'

[UPDATE] SCEA's near-100-game holiday roster lists console edition of shooter; Midway says to expect game in '08, but developer says it may still arrive in time.

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With the November release calendar jam-packed with big releases, Sony Computer Entertainment America this morning released its full holiday 2007 lineup of expected games and add-ons for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2.

While many of the nearly 100 retail and downloadable games listed for Sony systems are already out, these are the titles Sony is using to demonstrate "a continued commitment from both SCEA and third-party developers to the PlayStation family of products and aims to appeal to enthusiast and casual gamers alike." Divided by platform, Sony's latest console gets the most attention in the holiday lineup with 34 retail games and 13 downloadable titles. The PSP list includes two dozen games, slightly behind the PS2's showing of 27 titles.

As with Nintendo's first- and third-party release list from last month, some of SCEA's entries didn't fit with what had previously been known. For instance, SCEA lists Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 as releasing this year, when Midway has told its investors the game shouldn't arrive until 2008. A Midway representative told GameSpot today that the company still expects Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 to see release next year.

[UPDATE]: Epic Games vice president Mark Rein told GameSpot that Unreal Tournament 3 was in "really good shape," and might yet make it to shelves this year.

"We did a pre-certification check last week and came back with a surprisingly small number of issues," Rein said. "But we don't want to be over-confident and say it is a sure thing. We still have to do a more thorough certification and things might not flesh out quite as well with a deeper test but the game is truly fantastic on PS3 so our fingers are crossed! Whether we make December or not, the good news for us and our licensees is that we've leaped a major engine hurdle on PS3 and we've hit that solid 'version 1.0' state we hit with Gears of War at that same one-year-after-console-release time frame." [END UPDATE]

Likewise, Capcom's Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law for the PSP appears on SCEA's lineup, but that game was officially delayed until January specifically to avoid the crowded holiday release window. The PS2 version was also delayed, but is not included on SCEA's holiday list.

[UPDATE]: A Capcom representative has since confirmed that Harvey Birdman is set for release on the PS2, PSP, and Wii on January 8.

PlayStation 3
First-Party:
The Eye of Judgment
Heavenly Sword
NBA 08
Lair
Folklore
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Warhawk

Third-Party:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Activision
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
Jericho, Codemasters
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Eidos
FIFA 08, EA
Medal of Honor Airborne, EA
Rock Band, EA
The Orange Box, EA
The Simpsons Game, EA
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, Koei
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Lucas Arts
BlackSite: Area 51, Midway
John Woo Presents Stranglehold Collector's Edition, Midway
Unreal Tournament 3, Midway
Time Crisis 4, Namco Bandai
Sega Rally Revo, Sega
College Hoops 2K8, Take 2 Interactive
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008, THQ
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights, THQ
MX vs. ATV Untamed, THQ
Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII, Ubisoft
Haze, Ubisoft
TimeShift, Vivendi
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion-Game of the Year Edition, Zenimax

PlayStation Network
High Velocity Bowling
PAIN
Everyday Shooter
Go! Sports Ski
Go! Sports Skydiving
Mesmerize 1
Trials of Topoq
Toy Home
Twisted Metal 2 (PS One)
Operation Creature Feature
Aquatopia
Snakeball
PixelJunk Monsters
MotorStorm Christmas Livery
MotorStorm Premium Pack 2
Resistance: Fall of Man: Map Pack 2
flOw Download Pack
MotorStorm Vehicle and Livery Pack
Folklore Download Packs 1 and 2

PlayStation Portable:
First-party:
Jeanne d'Arc
NBA '08
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Third-party:
Spider-Man 3, Activision
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
Atari Classics Evolved, Atari
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Capcom
Ben 10: Protector of Earth, D3
FIFA 08, EA
The Sims 2 Castaway, EA
The Simpsons Game, EA
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, Konami
Silent Hill Origins, Konami
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, Konami
Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, Lucas Arts
Sonic Rivals 2, Sega
The Golden Compass, Sega
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Square Enix
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008, THQ
MX vs. ATV Untamed, THQ
Beowulf, Ubisoft
SWAT: Target Liberty, Vivendi
Aliens vs. Predator Requiem, Vivendi

PlayStation 2:
First-Party:
Buzz! The Mega Quiz
Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party
Hot Shots Tennis
NBA '08
SingStar: Amped
SingStar '80s
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

Third-Party:
Cabela's Monster Bass, Activision
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Activision
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Atari
High School Musical: Sing It, Disney
Need for Speed ProStreet, EA
Rock Band, EA
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, Midway
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, Namco Bandai
PopCap Hits! Vol 1, PopCap
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus, Sega
Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2, SNK
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess, Square-Enix
College Hoops 2K8, Take 2
Avatar: The Last Airbender -- The Burning Earth, THQ
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePants, THQ
MX vs. ATV Untamed, THQ
Crash of the Titans, Vivendi
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, Vivendi
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal, Warner Bros.

Discussion

250 comments
Homerj
Homerj

I am interested to see professional and player reviews of the PC version when it comes out. I'm sure at least a few will run it on a 360-identical spec PC...so we will get an unbiased view of how it SHOULD run on the 360. That will be a useful comparison for when the actual release version for 360 comes out. Comparisons between the PC, 360, and PS3 versions may help to sort out how much of Epic's fanboy PR is true...and to what lengths they will go to support their biased assertions.

duomtl
duomtl

@puppiemaster i don't know what your talking about but my ps3 connection (which is wireless also) runs way better then my wii connection, expecially for online gamming, mario soccer almost always lags, and my warhawk almost never lags

armoured-core
armoured-core

it could be one of there marketing ploys to get everyone talking about it so it free media, i love me PS3 and have played it more that my xbox 360 only thing i wish that would come to the PSN is being able to awnser messages while in a game i get alot of fan mail and it get rather annoyign while your trying to try out them new uncharted demo for the first time @.@ i love the new line up and can remember xbox having a harder time having this kinda line up when it first came out kudos to you sony and epic always said they will never realese a game until it fully finished so when ever it comes out it will be the real deal :)

xxxkinkykevxxx
xxxkinkykevxxx

id rather them delay it and get it right then them boj it and get it wrong ....ps3 all the way

Alfarjamie
Alfarjamie

@People saying PS3 is getting more games now blablabla. Yeah its getting games, getting games late. The fact its got games doesnt mean theyre going to run good since ALL 3rd party ones are on the 360, and by fact run better. Just go look at some 360 to PS3 port game comparisons. And all the first party titles (Exclusives); i have no interest in them, they look boring stale and gay. Ill rather play UT3 on my pc Thx, and if i didnt have a PC i wouldnt buy it for the PS3. 360 / PC ftw.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I play online with my PC, no problems at all, but I have a good speed broadband, I think that the worst online connection is actually the PS3, even the Wii downloads and updates at a much faster rate, (this is using a wireless connection)

surppo
surppo

i dont like playing online with pc because its too buggy and kids are always hacking the games making them pointless

stewarty77
stewarty77

A must!! Was thinking of getting it on PC but I do not have the cash to spash out on a new machine to take its spec! Insert game and play --- PS3 all the way!!

IC3_MAST3R
IC3_MAST3R

I really hope UT3 comes out for the PS3 this year.

xArticulus
xArticulus

@stefanlek yummm...i smell fanboys,

stefanlek
stefanlek

haha user mods will make this game great for ps3! not to mention K/M... the ps3 is the console to have this on, no one even knows when the 360 version will come out. It seems likely that it could come out late 2008 or even 2009. By that time ps3 would have the likes of Killzone 2, FFXIII and GT5. Just something to keep in mind!

OMGitsZAL
OMGitsZAL

Too many good games! I need to trade-in a few old games to make way for this.

serbsta69
serbsta69

Stiil eagerly awaiting this game. :)

Some_One_Plays
Some_One_Plays

To: NeoNavarro,

You obviously don't own a PlayStation 3. Microsoft is letting you pay for a service which is the same on the PlayStation 3 but the PlayStation 3 is better (Home, Information Board, mods, Yellow Dog Linux...).

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

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thestickman
thestickman

Still lookin forward to enjoying UT3 on the PS3 this year :D

ratradler
ratradler

I'll cross my fingers. I have to say I was really disappointed when I heard it was being delayed.

RabidFace
RabidFace

@GrimBee The idea is - to keep console gaming on one side, and PC gaming on another. This is how it always should, and will be. Thats what I think anyways. But when you start hooking up a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc to a console - it only becomes a lesser version of a PC. The idea is to keep different platforms on different sides? We are all gamers here, what does it matter what platform you play on, does gaming on one platform than another make you any less of a gamer? I think not. Also, a console is a a lesser version of a PC. It has a processor, video card, memory, storage (on later consoles), so what is your point? A consoles main sole purpose is to play video games, a PC is just that, a "Personal Computer" that allows you do more than just play games. The only thing with computers is that they have done things since it's conception that consoles have only started doing this past half century like online, community and graphics. I also want to keep reiterating the fact that a keyboard and mouse is just a control scheme. A K/M is the best control for a FPS title, just like a racing wheel is the best control scheme for a racing game. I just think its funny when people say a keyboard and mouse have no right to be on console but in reality it was inevitable. Who really wants to type out messages to friends with a controller or surf the web on the PS3 with a controller? Just because a K/M can be hooked up to a console and you don't like it, then why should it matter, keep using your gamepad if that is what you like and let us people who want to use a K/M, do it in peace.

PatchMaster
PatchMaster

UT3 is not a game you want to be known for ruining Sony. I know Epic & Sony want to cash in on the holidays, but Midway is correct in playing it safe. I'd don't need to listen to hermits complain about how they're game got butchered by consoles any more than I have to.

GrimBee
GrimBee

The idea is - to keep console gaming on one side, and PC gaming on another. This is how it always should, and will be. Thats what I think anyways. Consoles have no business trying to pretend to be a PC, sure it can have features that the PC has had for over 20 years like storage, different input ports etc, internet browsing, file downloading, updates etc. But when you start hooking up a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc to a console - it only becomes a lesser version of a PC. Personally, if you want to play unreal like on a PC - then you get a PC. There really is no other substitute. And you just can't compete with a PC Fps gamer to a console fps gamer - keyboard and mouse or not. The PC community is just different to consoles. It always has been like this. For assistance with a game, a PC user contacts their friends, forums, and tries to get a workaround. With consoles, you usually find that they give the game back to the shop and say "it don't work, 360 sucks" and things like that. Just kidding there ;) Seriously though - Unreal may have keyboard support and things on the ps3. But the more the ps3 tries to be a pc, its just going to expose its flaws. Because when you have the community that comes with the PC - you jusy can't beat it, its just different to console gaming. So - my point being, whether you enjoy the game with a pad or keyboard - all that doesn't matter because its all about how much fun you are having with your choice. I choose the PC version, because I prefer keyboard and mouse. But I also prefer the community that goes with it (I enjoy that the most!). But if MGS4 was on the PC, I would always pick the console version. Its just one of those things which feel better on a different platform.

RabidFace
RabidFace

@jvillo The funniest line in here is XBL = 1 server. Hilarious!! The truth about PSN is......are you ready..........ZERO servers for games.......again ZERO servers!!!!! User mods are for children!!!!!! User mods are for kids who want to destroy online play. I really can't believe what I am hearing, but I will forgive you for being uneducated. XBL does not equal 1 server, XBL = every online game you play, you are on one persons 360 that is in the server. PSN = a gateway to the WHOLE internet, which interns being able to play online games on dedicated servers. You do not play games on the PSN, you connect to the PSN so you can access all the the internet has to offer. User mods are for children, ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?! I am guessing you have never been a PC gamer or played games like Half-Life, UT2004, or quake because all those games are backed by the user mods that are created for the game. And, as for a keyboard and mouse, its only a control scheme. What does it matter if you can use a K/M on a console? A keyboard and mouse is the best control scheme for an FPS title just as a racing wheel for racing games.

jvillo
jvillo

PS3: Plays on dedicated servers 360: Plays on 1 360 PS3: Can use user made mods from the start (UT3 for PC has a PS3 mod converter, any mod you make for the PC can be used for the PS3. 360: No user made mods at this time PS3: Native keyboard and mouse support 360: No support at this time The funniest line in here is XBL = 1 server. Hilarious!! The truth about PSN is......are you ready..........ZERO servers for games.......again ZERO servers!!!!! Just playing with 700,000 people online(in ONE game no less) with hardly any lag is a testiment to the amount of servers. How many people are playing online on PSN at one time? User mods are for children!!!!!! User mods are for kids who want to destroy online play. If I wanted keyboard and mouse support.......are you ready..............Id get a COMPUTER!!!!!!!!

sascha23
sascha23

The posters here that feel that the PS3 does not have great software right now and a fantastic lineup in the future, either don't own a PS3 or are desperately searching for a reason not to purchase one. This is coming from a 360 and PS3 owner, so take it for what its worth.

desert_e_909
desert_e_909

Well said, RabidFace, well said,these 360 fanboys need to get off the mentality that their XB Live is so superior to PSN,when really its not,both consoles are equal,not one is any better then the other,people need to understand this.

omrikk87
omrikk87

this is bs , if the ps3 version is on the list there is no reason why the 360 version should be delayed , besides that , the list is pretty good

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

This is great news. I can't wait to get UT3 for my PS3. I'm looking forward to seeing and using the user created content. It looks like Epic have really got to grips with the PS3 hardware and UT3 will be even better for it.

enoslives7
enoslives7

PS3 still does not have a killer app ?!?!?!?!? Sony has done a tremendously poor job managing the ps3 so far. Its like they want to lose the console war. Bring out some exclusive killer-apps, and drop the price to 299.00 and they may be able to turn this thing around.

RabidFace
RabidFace

What I don't get is why you people say UT3 + XBL = god like. What makes XBL so great and the PSN so bad. I own a PS3 so let me tell you some facts for the PS3 version of UT3. PS3: Plays on dedicated servers 360: Plays on 1 360 PS3: Can use user made mods from the start (UT3 for PC has a PS3 mod converter, any mod you make for the PC can be used for the PS3. 360: No user made mods at this time PS3: Native keyboard and mouse support 360: No support at this time So, really, is the 360 version really that "God Like"? To me it seems like the gimped version if you ask me. I am actually a PC to PS3 convert, been a PC gamer for 10 years, sold my gaming rig a little while back, got a laptop and just recently got a PS3 and 1080p monitor. I am 100% pleased with my PS3 experience and with native K/M support for most FPS titles for the PS3 you have me sold. The problem with XBL is you have M$ watching your every move and every file that goes through XBL. PS3 = free flow of data, something M$ doesn't like. So all you 360 fanboys saying XBL makes the game, what are you basing this off of? Don't be so narrow minded at look at the facts. As of right now, I will agree that most multi platform titles look a lot better on the 360 because it was developed for it and ported over to the PS3. But give the PS3 another year or two, and you will see titles that look just as good or better than the 360, just remember whats under the hood of the PS3. Also, PSN now has what XBL has, text, voice and video chat, plus it free; so how is XBL better? Just something to make you think :)

Some_One_Plays
Some_One_Plays

This isn't really new they've been saying they'll try for a 2007 release date but wasn't sure. Yet again it still doesn't confirm it. If it does get released it will be a big thing on the PlayStation 3.

I hope Yellow Dog Linux will have access to the GPU (Graphic Processor Unit) in the future. In other words you won't need the PC (Personal Computer) version to make mods.

fishisgross
fishisgross

I don't know why people don't think the ps3 has anygood games better ones than the 360 i think. Ps3 has more diversity to choose from more than the 360 all they have is shooters but this game will improve the ps3 sales even more holliday season I mean with games like MGS4 KILLZONE UNREAL TOURNAMENT, UNCHARTED GRAND TURISMO NBA 09 RATCHET AND CLANK, HEAVENLY SWORD GOD OF WAR, and people seem to forget that SOCOM is already in development for the ps3 lots of people like socom. With these games on the platform this council is gonna be unstoppable in 08. 360 it is not looking good for you in the next couple years considering your lack of exclusives in the near future.

Primo295
Primo295

I love FanBoys ... and btw ... Both consoles are feaking good... but PS3 need more entretainment to it's fans ... i got a PS3 and im getting bored of playing always the same games... if UT is realesed in 2007 i would apreciate it.

greyfox6662912
greyfox6662912

if UT3 can make it out in 07' then i will only have good memories about the year 07'

zeke2040
zeke2040

great line up.... but we still need more ps3 games

dt2003
dt2003

looks like ps3 is starting to pick up, thats a good sign

1of_SOCOM_Best
1of_SOCOM_Best

We'll when ever UT3 comes out i will have a reason to keep the keyboard and mouse plugged besides the net browser. And to all who thinks that the psn is a bad network must never used it because to be free I experience the same performance as I did on Xbl gameplay wise. And Im a online only gamer. NO LIE. This is gonna be a good game on any system. Not to flame

hassam7
hassam7

Ok anbd still people say ''Playstation 3 has no freakin games'' well just a look at this fantastic line up!

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

That would be awsome for it to come out, but I don't want it to be rushed and then we get a piece of crap! They should just take their time, because their are plenty of other games out right now!

Ninjaogta
Ninjaogta

"I agree with dragonseer439,XB Live isnt all that" If XBLive isn't all that, then PSN is less entertaining than dog feces.

desert_e_909
desert_e_909

@dragonseer439 - "You're nuts. The PS3 version will support mouse and keyboard and user made mods, and the Xbox version will not. XBL has limitations that means you can't have user made content easily, which for Unreal, is "god like". Wake up, just because you have to pay for XBL doesn't make it better, you get more community features but that's about it". I agree with dragonseer439,XB Live isnt all that,im not saying the PS3 online is better,but both consoles have their flaws.There is no such thing as a perfect console or online feature,as much as alot of the fanboys on here would like to think.

yencanwasu
yencanwasu

YES!!!!!! UT3 is going to ROCK bring it on PS3, oh ill be buying it for the ps3 cuz i want to use a mouse and keyboard! though ill also be buying for the 360 cuz it will most likely have better shading!

star51
star51

i agree, the ps3 version > 360...mouse keyboard.....MODS!!!!! Cha'mon dude. Hope this makes it....why do 360 fanboys CARE if it makes it this year???? Por Que...? You'll be playing Mass Effect, Halo, or Bioshock. Stop posting that you don't care, because OBVIOUSLY you do, or you wouldn't post. DEATH OF THE CONSOLE WAR!!!! pswii60!!!!

evergrant2
evergrant2

thats a nice line up. who says sony has no games?? But I'll wait till UT3 comes out for XB360, cuz of XB live.

stefanlek
stefanlek

yep good for SONY, bad for my pockets, what can you do? Thats COD4, R&C, Uncharted, UT3 before the year ends if Epic can get Unreal out in time. Good time to be a gamer

dragonseer439
dragonseer439

@Chaz02787 - "Either way UT3 + XBL = god like. The PSN just can't compare so that is why the 360 version will be better"

You're nuts. The PS3 version will support mouse and keyboard and user made mods, and the Xbox version will not. XBL has limitations that means you can't have user made content easily, which for Unreal, is "god like". Wake up, just because you have to pay for XBL doesn't make it better, you get more community features but that's about it.

korichy
korichy

It will be awesome to see UT 3 this year, it will kick ass. PEOPLE please don't come up with console war on this news, this is a great news for PS3 owners. See ya folks.

nephthyswandere
nephthyswandere

UT3 for PC is the way to go by far, 360 or PS3 is a distant second for games like that. As an owner of all 3, nothing touches PC gaming.