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UT3 might not come in November

UT3 might not come in November

UT3 might not make a November ship date...or it might. Who knows?

"We do not know exactly when the game will be completed. 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."

Those are the dreaded words spoken by Mark Rein over on the official Unreal Tournament forums.

The much anticipated game was originally expected last year on both the PC and PS3 but ended up being delayed. At E3 this year Mark Rein told conference-goers that the PC and PS3 would see UT3 in November this year with a 360 release sometime early in 2008. Originally, the game was only scheduled to come out on the PC and PS3.

A delay might not happen though as the development team is working fiercely to complete the game in time. I, for one, would gladly take a slight delay for a more polished game than to get a rushed-out-the-door game with loads of bugs.

What are your thoughts on game delays? Would you rather wait a couple of extra weeks or months to get a smoother game or do you prefer to get a buggy game now with patches coming later? Tell us your thoughts over in the forums or in the comment section below.

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DougEdey 12th September 2007, 09:25 Quote
Quality > quantity.

I will remind everyone of UT2003 which Epic don't recognise as a game.
wuyanxu 12th September 2007, 09:45 Quote
shame....

but i sure hope UT3 sill be THE UT3, so no more UT3.5 need to be bought like UT2004 to UT2003
samkiller42 12th September 2007, 09:45 Quote
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I, for one, would gladly take a slight delay for a more polished game than to get a rushed-out-the-door game with loads of bugs.

I agree, lets let them get on with making an awsome game.

Sam
steveo_mcg 12th September 2007, 09:50 Quote
Suits me there is already too many games due out for me to play at the moment any way.
naokaji 12th September 2007, 09:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
Quality > quantity.

I will remind everyone of UT2003 which Epic don't recognise as a game.

they aint the only ones who doesnt

Quality over Quantity for me pls....
DriftCarl 12th September 2007, 11:58 Quote
As many games as there are out at the moment I am only interested in a few of them.
What I dont understand is how can there be loads of games on the UT3 engine out already and the game that the engine takes its name from isnt completed. I would of thought Bioshock( i think that was the unreal3 engine) was more complecated than UT3. Since the design of UT has been around for years, the concept of the game has been around for years and the programmers of the game did the engine too.

I am happy to wait as long as the developers are as honest as they can be with whats going on with the game.
Aankhen 12th September 2007, 12:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
Quality > quantity.
My head agrees, but my heart still says…

<Vader>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO</Vader>
Quote:
I will remind everyone of UT2003 which Epic don't recognise as a game.
That's a pity, I've loved every iteration of UT so far. :)
knuck 12th September 2007, 12:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aankhen
My head agrees, but my heart still says…

<Vader>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO</Vader>

That's a pity, I've loved every iteration of UT so far. :)

May I copy paste this post because it reflects exactly my thoughts


It better not be delayed ... :(
DXR_13KE 12th September 2007, 12:54 Quote
i am ok with the delay as long as they don't screw this one up....
yakyb 12th September 2007, 14:52 Quote
i would much prefer they spend an extra couple of months getting it right and release almost no patches after release. that way i won't become disheartened the first time it crashes on me
aggies11 12th September 2007, 16:36 Quote
A delay is better than a buggy game. But NEITHER is ideal. I'd much rather game developers be able to either A. Hit their deadlines or B. Learn how to properly estimate how long it takes to make a game.

Imagine if the car companies said "The 2008 Honda Civic has slipped a year, it will be released in 2009 ..."

Aggies
Rebourne 12th September 2007, 18:30 Quote
Oh well just as long as it's out for holiday break I really don't care.
Bungle 12th September 2007, 20:27 Quote
We got enough mileage from the current crop of titles to entertain us till this puppy turns up. Take all the time you need. Like a fine wine....sometimes the wait is worth it;)
completemadness 12th September 2007, 21:55 Quote
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I, for one, would gladly take a slight delay for a more polished game than to get a rushed-out-the-door game with loads of bugs.
Clearly not an EA game if this is true :p

I didnt know we were so close to UT3, i can allmost smell the lack of sleep :D
benjamyn 12th September 2007, 21:59 Quote
I heard it was to include a Hi-def Relix character model!!!11111oneone
kempez 12th September 2007, 23:59 Quote
Man I just can't wait for UT3, god knows how I am going to get time to do play UT3 as well as my day job and my home job :eek:
Breach 13th September 2007, 00:15 Quote
Bummer. But it's ok, I prefer a polished well made game over something I have to install a giant patch right for after install.
devdevil85 13th September 2007, 17:56 Quote
I wonder what's holding them back? 360 maybe??????????????????
benjamyn 13th September 2007, 18:54 Quote
xbox 360 version isn't getting a release this year anyway as it's a timed exclusive on the PS3 (And PC)
devdevil85 13th September 2007, 19:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by benjamyn
xbox 360 version isn't getting a release this year anyway as it's a timed exclusive on the PS3 (And PC)
I know that, but maybe 360 has to be X # of days away from the PC/PS3 version meaning, if that's the truth, then if the 360 is behind it could hold the others back, too, if you see what I'm saying, which I was just spouting out something that probably isn't the truth.....but it's possible....
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