Tag Archives: ut3
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 20:50 GMT
“I can’t blame you if you couldn’t imagine a Facebook game at the level of Unreal Tournament 3 before today. We’re not just talking about triple-A console quality on the web, we’re actually showing it onscreen, in a web browser, playing inside Flash. We chose as our demo a fully playable level from Unreal Tournament 3, and it turned out to look even better than the version we shipped on Xbox 360 and PS3, with improvements like global illumination, better shadows, and god rays.” – Epic’s Mark Rein to Develop regarding Tim Sweeney’s Adobe MAX 2011 demo of UT3 running in Flash Player 11.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 21:27 GMT
Epic has patched the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament III a week early–but apparently the update’s not as large as planned.
Originally to be released March 5, the date was changed to March 19 due to the certification process taking time.
Now, Epic plans on releasing a second patch containing the goodies left out of this one.
The live update patches split-screen play, Trophies, and tweaks some other bits. No word on when the next one can be expected.
Original patch specs are listed below.
Mon, Oct 20, 2008 | 19:57 BST
Epic boss Mark Rein’s told Eurogamer that the developer is currently working on a big content update for Unreal Tournament, and that Midway will remain the series publisher for now.
“Midway is still very much the publisher of Unreal Tournament 3,” said Rein.
“In fact, we’re working together on a major expansion to Unreal Tournament 3, that we expect will excite and grow our UT3 customer base which, incidentally, now numbers over a million units sold-through world-wide.”
More through the link.
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 | 15:38 BST
Midway’s dropped a friendly nudge that the Xbox 360 version of UTIII is now available in Europe.
The game features split-screen play over the PS3 version, five new maps and two new characters.
No user mods, though. Press release after the link.
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 | 06:25 BST
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 18:24 BST
On Destructoid. There’s still no solid release date for the game, unfortunately, but we’re promised the new SKU this summer. Shouldn’t be too long.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 13:21 BST
As you can see from this listing on Play.com, the Gears of War 2 treat to be included with the 360 version of UT3 is, in fact, video content.
It’s out in July according to this listing, although we’re not sure Midway’s ever announced a date for it.
There’s no indication as to whether or not the video’s new, but it looks like we’ll know soon enough.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 07:49 BST
A 20-strong batch of new Unreal Tournament maps has been released for the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3. You can get them on GamersHell. And that’s that.
Tue, May 06, 2008 | 18:11 BST
Epic VP Mark Rein has confirmed that a story claiming he said Unreal Tournament III’s PC servers had been hit by 40 million pirated keys is incorrect.
“I don’t recall saying that particular number,” he said, speaking to videogaming247.
“We’ve certainly had lots of invalid attempts to access our servers and piracy is definitely a problem in our industry but I don’t know where that particular number came from.”
The original story, posted by TG Daily, claimed, “We spoke with Mark Rein, VP of Epic Games, and learned that the Unreal Tournament 3 servers received over 40 million attempts at illegitimate access using pirate keys.”
That’s that sorted, then.
Mon, May 05, 2008 | 09:37 BST
This TG Daily report reckons Epic’s received more than 40 million attempts to access Unreal Tournament servers using pirated keys, claiming the figure came from studio boss Mark Rein. That’s a world’s worth of piracy, right there. No idea how legit this is, but we’ll drop the man himself a mail and ask.
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 | 14:31 BST
In an OXM interview this week, Epic boss Mark Rein confirmed that user mods will be coming UTIII 360 in some shape or form, although exact details were still being ironed out.
“We know some of these great mods are going to play a role on Xbox 360, even if we have to get some people and bring them over ourselves,” he said hinting at DLC as a possible solution.
UTIII is pencilled in for release this summer.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 | 12:00 BST
See it after the link. As you can see, at the end of the video a man who clearly smokes to much pegs the 360 version of Epic’s shooter for a summer release date. According to this IGN piece, it’s going to have split-screen and five new maps over the PS3 and PC versions. The game’s being shown off at Midway’s Las Vegas event this week, so expect plenty of playtests in the not-too-distant future.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 18:34 BST
Epic boss Mark Rein has told videogaming247 that the company does know a release date for Unreal Tournament 3 on Xbox 360, but you’re going to have to wait a little longer to get it.
“We do, but I don’t think we put it out yet,” said Rein when asked if the SKU had a release date. “It’s kind of a when it’s done thing. We have an idea of when it’s coming. We have a big Midway Gamer’s Day next week, in fact, in Las Vegas, where Midway’s invited a whole bunch of people to come and play the game. I’m sure after that happens you’ll see lots of impressions of the game.”
Rein also reiterated that the code is up, running and looking great.
“It’s in really good shape,” he said. “I was playing it yesterday here in my office.”
Sounds like “sooner rather than later” is about right. Keep your eyes open for first impressions next week.
Wed, Mar 19, 2008 | 17:40 GMT
Epic just confirmed a massive list of fixes to be delivered to the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 on March 27. The update has passed certification and will release for both the European and US versions. Take a look here.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 | 07:23 GMT
Here. Mark Rein, Tim Sweeney and Cliff Bleszinski all being interviewed after last night’s demo of the Unreal Engine and the Gears of War 2 announcement. The picture quality’s very jumpy but you can hear what’s going on well enough.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 | 07:34 GMT
UT3 has sold more than you think. Or maybe it hasn’t. Maybe we’re just naive.
“Factoring in the launch of the PS3 version in North America on the 11th December, Midway has already shipped over 1.2 million units of this fantastic FPS,” Midway said in a press release today.
The PlayStation 3 version of Epic’s shooter is out in Europe on Friday. Tom at Eurogamer gave it 9/10, which should be good enough to buy it, we reckon. See if you can help get it to the 2 million mark.
Still no mention of the Xbox 360 date. Full press release after the link.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 08:59 GMT
So says this. Midway’s now confirmed that the PS3 version of UT3 will hit Europe on February 22. The PC SKU shipped last November. There’s still no announcement on the Xbox 360 version, although Epic boss Mark Rein suggested that we should hear something soon last week. Considering the studio has the second largest stand at GDC, we’d say it was reasonable to expect new details this month.
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 | 07:34 GMT
Epic boss Mark Rein has said in an interview that user-generated mods for the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 – which still has no release date – is still subject to Microsoft approval. PS3 users have been enjoying the feature since the game released for the console last Christmas.
“Not yet but we’re hopeful,” he said, when asked if Epic was closer to resolving the issue. “Microsoft hasn’t said ‘no’ yet, but then they haven’t said ‘yes’ either. We need them to say ‘yes,’ and we need them to do it soon.”
Asked whether or not he thought the problem was that Microsoft didn’t want to “lose control” of Xbox Live over the issue, Rein said, “Well, yeah and we don’t fault them for that. They’ve got a closed system where everything’s checked, users know the quality of everything they download, and you know it won’t crash your machine. User generated content – well, it can be dangerous, you could theoretically download a mod that uses too much memory and crashes your machine.”
A release date of the shooter’s Xbox 360 version is expected soon.