Unreal Tournament 2007 to be PS3 launch title?

[UPDATE 2] Conflicting reports cast doubt on whether Epic Games' title will be one of the first shooters on Sony's next-gen console.

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As part of its pre-E3 PlayStation 3 conference in May, Sony brought Epic Games cofounder Tim Sweeney on stage. Besides saying that Epic had already received a PS3 software-development kit--which he said was "easy to program"--Sweeney also performed a tech demo of a shooter running on PS3 hardware.

The game on display appeared to be Unreal Tournament 2007, the flashy-looking, Unreal Engine 3-based successor to the popular PC shooter Unreal Tournament 2004. However, neither Sony nor Epic would confirm when--or even if--UT 2007 would arrive on the PS3.

Seven months later, the two companies have broken their silence. The January 2006 issue of PSM Magazine proudly proclaims that, yes, UT 2007 is coming to the PlayStation 3. UT 2007 for PS3 is the second Epic shooter announced for next-generation consoles. However, the first, Gears of War for the Xbox 360, is slated for a general "2006" release date, meaning it could conceivably come out after the PS3 UT 2007.

[UPDATE] The PSM article also dates Unreal Tournament 2007's debut on the next-generation console. On page 32 of the magazine, it calls the game an "online, adrenaline-fueled PS3 launch title, to be exact." Currently, the platform is tentatively slated for a spring 2006 launch.

However, over the holiday break, reports began to surface that UT 2007 might not be a PS3 launch title after all. The reports stemmed from a post on the forums of publisher Atari, who was the publisher of the Unreal franchise until Epic's deal with Midway Games.

The post was written by the forum member, "War_Tourist," who claims to be an "Epic Producer" and links to the official Epic Games web site on this profile. "We're not scheduled to be a ps3 launch title," wrote War_Tourist, "not certain where those news sites are getting that from." The poster went on to say the game will come to PC first, and Epic will release a pre-release PC demo.

[UPDATE 2] PSM reps contacted by GameSpot said that editors for the magazine were "told personally" by both Midway and Epic reps that UT 2007 would be ready on or around the launch of the PS3. However, Midway, Epic, Sony Computer Entertainment America, or War_Tourist had not given an official statement regarding UT 2007's PS3 release plans as of press time.

For more on Unreal Tournament 2007, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of the PC version of the game.

Discussion

548 comments
biga407
biga407

sorry to say.. check 1up.com and you will see that this is no longer a ps3 launch title.. www.1up.com from page new today 1/3/06 wow.. sorry 2 burst ur bubble

remmbermytitans
remmbermytitans

see now im sure that with the billions of usb ports that the PS3's going to have they're probably going to allow the add on of a mouse if players like the PC version and cant stand the controller when playing UT.... unreal championship was good but not as good as UT2004 and stuff.... maybe this will change that.... who knows..... Revolution = PS3 PS3 > XBOX360 Therefore : Revolution > XBOX360

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

"Buying this and MGS4 for my PS3 at launch" ***** Nope, these are games you'll be buying sometime AFTER launch.

iori666
iori666

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jquest64jr
jquest64jr

Did anyone actually read the Jan issue of PSM? Did the staff at Gamespot even read it? Did the PSM staf even proof their copy? In one article PSM claims that UT2007 is a launch title. Yet, in the article with the developer, at the very end they stated UT2007 for the PS3 still has a year left in the development cycle. IF UT2007 is a launch title, I guess the PS3 is launching for Holiday 2007. ...but PSM said it would launch in the spring, with UT 2007?

brachfox
brachfox

sweet,thats the news i like to hear!

Z39040
Z39040

well this is going to be my first ps3 game than

wcbballkid
wcbballkid

Proof that the XBOX 360 is JUNK!!!

kdizzle815
kdizzle815

Man this is gettin crazy. I like the 360 for the next gen consoles but I have to stick up for the playstation people. U pc fanboys are gettin out of hand. Man the keyboard and mouse thing vs controller is just ur opinion. Nothing more. If u can prove to me that a kb & m is better than controller then I'll leave gamespot forever. I mean as in scientific study or something along those lines. Thats just ur preference. Heck u probably suck with a controller. But thats cool though cuz I'm not that great with a kb & m. My accuracy and maneuvaribility improve with a dual analog pad though. Just please shut up about that stuff. Its gettin really old. I'm pretty sure you've seen the other twenty something pc lovers that said the same exact thing. UT 2007 will be on next gen consoles. Yes the 360 and PS3. Take a look at the dev interview if u dont believe me. And unless ur gonna run a SLI or Crossfire setup the console version will probably look better too. Now who wants to fork over all of that dough and still might not be able to enjoy the game at max settings? Not me. Anyway......I can't wait for this game. Flak Monkey fo life. Holla Back.

clodelrath
clodelrath

The PC version will be better regardless if the PS3 supports mouse and keyboard. People need to realize by the time the PS3 drops PC graphics will already be ahead of it plus who wants to dish out 70$ for the PS3 version when it wont be as good as the PC version which will likely drop at 50$

TheSinner
TheSinner

Unreal Tournament, is made to be played on PC with Keyboard and Mouse, playing it with a gamepad sucks. Even if it's compatible with keyboards it will be only good to be played online, because the bot skills are calibrate for gamepads users, and the sony's online service must be improved a lot to be good

staxy
staxy

this game beter not disappoint me!

timdoggusd
timdoggusd

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ltstitchie
ltstitchie

if it doesnt get released for the box 360, then epic must've gotten paid off by sony. The only reason it's launching for the ps3 is to attract the pc xbox demographic. The game would sell way better for the 360 and i seriously doubt that they chose to do this because of the ease of develping on a sony console. Sony just wants to show dev's that the 360 is not the only console that can ahndle the unreal 3 engine

MarcusFenix
MarcusFenix

OKAY, i HAVEN'T READ ALL POSTS, BUT I DID READ A MAJORITY OF THEM AND I WANT TO CLEAR A FEW THINGS UP. UT2K7 IS, WITHOUT DOUBT COMING TO XBOX 360 (REVOLUTION....WELL, WE'LL SEE). MGS4(WHICH IS CURRENTLY THE ONLY REASON I WANT TO GET A PS3) IS NOT COMING OUT TILL 2007 AT THE EARLIEST (IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS NOT A PS3 LAUNCH TITLE). HIDEO KOJIMA, THE PRODUCER OF MGS4, HAS SAID IN MULTIPLE INTERVIEWS THAT HE COULD JUST AS EASILY MAKE MGS4 ON XBOX 360,(READ THE DECEMBER '05 ISSUE OF GAME INFORMER FOR HIS FULL EXPLANATION WHY HE IS DOING IT FOR PS3). NOW TO ADDRESS THE CLAIMS THAT THE PS3/PC VERSIONS OF UT2K7 WILL BE SUPERIOR BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT MOUSE AND KEYBOARD, KEEP IN MIND THAT MANY GAME CRITICS HAVE SAID THE 360 CONTROLLER IS THE BEST CONTROLLER EVER AND THAT ITS PRECISION IS VERY EVEN IN COMPARISON TO THAT OF A MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SETUP. FURTHERMORE, TO THOSE SAYING FPSs ON CONSOLES SUCK, id SOFTWARE, A PREMIER FPS DEVELOPER (IN FACT, THEY CREATED THE GENRE),, IN COLLABORATION WITH NERVE AND RAVEN, IS DEVELOPING THEIR NEXT BIG PROJECT, THE NEW CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN GAME, FOR 360 AND PC, BUT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE 360. JOHN CARMACK EVEN SAID THE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR THE 360 ARE BETTER THAN ANY ON PC(PWN3D). SO DON'T BE HATIN' THE 360 VERSION OF UT2K7. IT'LL BE JUST AS GOOD AS THE PS3 AND PC VERSION(PLUS KEEP IN MIND THAT EPIC'S OTHER BIG, GORGEOUS GAME, GEARS OF WAR, IS COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO THE 360.

a_dirty_hippie
a_dirty_hippie

you guys keep saying that dual analog sucks for fps and it should stay on the computer. blah blah. you guys just dont know how to use it. you cant hope around like a damn bunny so you get sad and cry to your mom who is down the hall. i would do the same thing ow. ya but i dont make myself look like a tard barn trying to jump over a bullet. i agree that a mouse is much better to aim but, not the keyboard it's way to spaced out. but, ex. throwing a grenade on some games requires you switching to them by number of mouse wheel scrolling where as controller is just a click of a button. do-no. sounds awsome though. sony rules along with home built computers none of that microsoft pre fab crap.

a_dirty_hippie
a_dirty_hippie

you guys keep saying that dual analog sucks for fps and it should stay on the computer. blah blah. you guys just dont know how to use it. you cant hope around like a damn bunny so you get sad and cry to your mom who is down the hall. i would do the same thing ow. ya but i dont make myself look like a tard barn trying to jump over a bullet. i agree that a mouse is much better to aim but, not the keyboard it's way to spaced out. but, ex. throwing a grenade on some games requires you switching to them by number of mouse wheel scrolling where as controller is just a click of a button. do-no. sounds awsome though. sony rules along with home built computers none of that microsoft pre fab crap.

MaSt3RT57
MaSt3RT57

hmmmmmmmmmm...... needs some editing Sorry guys on work computer so i'm having posting issues, explains double posting. In the beginning, we win, in the end, we lose, at the peak, we fall, on the bottom, we rise.

MaSt3RT57
MaSt3RT57

hmmmmmmmmmm...... needs some editing also In the beginning, we win, in the end, we lose, at the peak, we fall, on the bottom, we rise.

MaSt3RT57
MaSt3RT57

OdiumX: I still like the PS3 but this game is not going to make me like it more, I'm still getting it for the PC. Why? Well... 1) The controller...... Not good for FPS! 2) Online.... (The Sony's internet service have never been good) 3) This is the most important reason, the MODS and User created Maps, that's something that the PS3 version will never have! ------------------------- It's been confirmed that the PS3 will support keyboard and mouse, which will make it as good as any computer, assuming you have a optical mouse:) link here>>http://www.ps3portal.com/?view=article&article=178 Also, sony leaves the online strictly to the developers. This means that the online will be as good if not better than the pc version.

MaSt3RT57
MaSt3RT57

OdiumX It's been confirmed that the ps3 supports keyboard and mouse, so can't excuse the controller, which you are right, wouldnt be good for a fps. Link: http://www.ps3portal.com/?view=article&article=178 The online service of UT2007, will be solely on epic. This means that most likely the online will be very similar if not the same as the PC version. Sony leaves the online up to the developers. In the beginning, we win, in the end, we lose, at the peak, we fall, on the bottom, we rise.

ryokinshin
ryokinshin

for xb360 they should stick with the championship series, its a lot better then just putting out a UT for console, if u cant get custom maps and mods and stuf, it wont be the full experience of a UT game

stefanovicho
stefanovicho

haha I really don't like the playstation 2 the xbox is superior in almost every aspect.... I don't like the playstation online network it suckkss ass... I still bought 2 ps2's :P haha so I'm sure i'll end up buying a ps3 at launch. but what's with the unreal hype... I've played all the unreal games ( pc and console ) they are nice but I can't say i'd buy a console for it... and if its a multyplatform game I'd rather play it on my pc I think we all have to wait how it turns out ... I hope they try something new and special for the console version like unreal championship 2 otherwise its no good at all as a premium launch title if you ask me

stefanovicho
stefanovicho

haha I really don't like the playstation 2 the xbox is superior in almost every aspect.... I don't like the playstation online network it suckkss ass... I still bought 2 ps2's :P haha so I'm sure i'll end up buying a ps3 at launch. but what's with the unreal hype... I've played all the unreal games ( pc and console ) they are nice but I can't say i'd buy a console for it... and if its a multyplatform game I'd rather play it on my pc I think we all have to wait how it turns out ... I hope they try something new and special for the console version like unreal championship 2 otherwise its no good at all as a premium launch title if you ask me

StArKaStiK
StArKaStiK

ok? 1 good game for the ps3 launch lineup? you can get it for the PC anyways, so its not original or unique

FFDickeyX
FFDickeyX

itll have online and there will probably be filters so u can choose what type of controls u want. but the important thing is this, U CAN PLAY THIS GAME ON MAX SETTINGS WITHOUT UPGRADING UR COMPUTER.

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

^^^ They haven't stolen UT2007, it not currently a PS3 exclusive. Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone here!

ranger_waha
ranger_waha

Dammit Sony, why do you have to steal all the good games?

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

^^^ Killzone is a game which has alot of hype to live up to, thanks to E3 2005, but such hype can often backfire. I feel UT2007 is more likely to impress, whereas Killzone is more likely to disappoint (remember all the hype surrounding Killzone for the PS2?). We'll know soon I guess. Anyway, I expect we'll see more from these games, as well as Sony's PS3 launch details and games at CES next week. Should be a great show.

Sidious_
Sidious_

i wouldnt be getting to over reved about UT '07. the real game to make all the hype is gong to be killzone.

orangestar
orangestar

This is a gr8 news for the Ps3, i hope this is as good as UT 04...

xshaftx
xshaftx

Unreal Tournament 2007 my arse............ I love Playstation, but i dont wanna play crap PC games on it.... By the way..... What is the point of buying a keyboard and mouse for the PS3 ??? I like to sit on my couch and play, and dont find it cool to sit at a computer table and look like a nerd pc gamer ! And finally..................... **** 360, Bill Gaytes, And all the damn jerks who dont like Playstation..... YOU CAN ALL KISS MY BIG HAIRY ASS !

projorgy
projorgy

whahaha....I know that the ps3 better is!!! ps3 rulzzz

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

^^^ To be honest, I would be really surprised if the PS3 launched for over $400. I'm expecting $399 (without a HDD) when it's launched in the US in 2006, then add the cost of the optional HDD. I also doubt the games will cost more because of Blu-ray. IMO, Sony's comments about the PS3 being expensive is probably just a marketing ploy. That is, if the console costs more than $399, no-one will be surprised because Sony said it will be expensive, however if it costs $399 or less, gamers will be pleased that it costs less than they expected. :) I'm not sure of cost in other parts of the world, but I'm sure it will be competitive priced.

Mkgodofwar
Mkgodofwar

Do any body knows the price of the ps3 console and its Bd games, i hope to be max 600$

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

Isick117 wrote "Can Anyone say "Killer App." ***** I can, "Killer App", but what has this got to do with UT2007? ;)

matticus666
matticus666

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nathanthegame
nathanthegame

ohhh man im worried about the controler .........Why cant Dual Shock and sony just kiss and make up?

Isick117
Isick117

Can Anyone say "Killer App."

Whisky Bravo
Whisky Bravo

What's so special about Unreal? That game is old as PAC-MAN. It's JUST a first person shooter! And you know they will not have all the features that the PC version has... the PC version is more like a Battlefield with vehicles and etc. I bet this one will just be a fancy version of DOOM... wow lets all get excited. Note to Sony: Launch UFC 4 with online play, give us a gift and launch SOCOM3 or 4 since you didnt give us a gift for Christmas. Launch GTA NYC, Launch MADDEN and LIVE with all the features that the 360 didn't give us... who cares about Unreal... that game gets released twice a year. 360 rules... I could keep going on... you all have boomerang controlers WTF is that?! the 360 controlers are cordless phones (Voice over IP)!!!! Launch real games! Splenter Cell, Fight Night, Battlefield, UFC, SOCOM, GTA, NOT DOOM 38 million and 1!

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

And my dear friend (Mkgodofwar), Gundam and Killzone has nothing to do with each other. Gundam wasn't shown running at 5fps sped up to 60fps, that was Killzone (although like Killzone, pre-rendered footage was shown at E3). Besides, early footage of any game running on early hardware for ANY new console, rarely is a demonstration of a console's power, since developers are still learning about the hardware (hence the choice sometimes to show pre-rendered footage instead). This applies to ALL consoles. However, I find it amusing how often gamers are quick to recognise this fact on their console of choice and yet conveniently ignore it for others. It's NO surprise that not all the SPEs will be exploited in first generation PS3 games, it's NO surprise that not all the CPU cores will be exploited in first generation X360 games. BOTH consoles have features in their GPUs which will take years to be fully utilised. It will take years before we see the real power of these consoles. This is not news Mkgodofwar, but thanks just the same. ;) --- Oh and, try using the EDIT feature instead of multiple posts. :)