Unreal Tournament 3 November release uncertain

Epic Games president Mark Rein open to the possibility that his company's upcoming PS3 and PC shooter will slip from its intended release window.


Unreal Tournament III

Benjamin Franklin once said that in life, only two things are certain: death and taxes. For a while, it seemed the November release of Unreal Tournament 3 was also assured. In its most recent bout of press releases, publisher Midway said the game would definitely ship for the PC and PlayStation 3 during the month.

Now that November window appears to have been opened up. In a thread on Epic Games' official forums, a poster asked about the authenticity of a German site's countdown timer to the release of Unreal Tournament 3. But before the forumgoers could make their time-off requests at work, Epic vice president Mark Rein tempered the midnight release launch party plans.

"We do not know exactly when the game will be completed," Rein wrote. "All we've said is that we're hoping for a November release, but as you know we value getting it right over getting it right now, so there's no guarantee of that."

While the PS3 and PC versions of Unreal Tournament 3 remain tentatively scheduled for a November release, the Xbox 360 edition will trail in "early 2008."

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