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UT3 PS3 delayed until next year?

UT3 PS3 delayed until next year?

Malcom from UT3 says: "I pity tha fool...but I'll have to do it next year, maybe."

Midway, publisher of Unreal Tournament 3, has said that the PS3 version of the game may suffer a delay as Epic rushes to finish the game. The PS3 port may not go gold in time for Christmas after all.

Unreal Tournament 3 was originally slated for a November release on the PC and PlayStation 3. An Xbox 360 version of the game was supposed to follow in early 2008 after the timed PS3 exclusive had expired.

Midway has also announced that Blacksite: Area 51 has also been delayed a little, but has not revealed until when.

Epic Games, developer of Unreal Tournament 3 has said that it's struggling to get the PS3 version of the game finished in time for Christmas but that it is committed to making a complete game and doesn't want to rush the process in order to launch at Christmas.

Mark Rein, studio boss and mouthpiece for Epic, has said "As a public company, Midway felt an obligation to its shareholders to let them know about the possibility of a delay, but our goal is still to get the PS3 version of UT3 in stores before the end of 2007."

Rein says that Epic isn't offering any guarantees though and that the game may well slip as Midway have projected. The PC version is still on track for a November release.

Is UT3 on your list of must-have games for the future or are you still holding out hope and saving pocket money for a release of Duke Nukem Whenever? Will you be playing UT3 with or without the physics hardware it has been optimised for? Let us know in the forums.

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cjoyce1980 3rd October 2007, 13:54 Quote
with gears of war and halo at my disposal, i'm not really that bothered. but i'm sure this will hurt the PS3 fans, as they are serioully lacking in any thing remotely near halo or GoW.
DougEdey 3rd October 2007, 13:54 Quote
They explained the PS3 UE3 problems rather well I thought.
simosaurus 3rd October 2007, 13:55 Quote
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naokaji 3rd October 2007, 13:59 Quote
theres a certain box with the name of a certain color due to be out soon... that will have to keep me busy then... atleast until mid nov when next eeq2 exp pack comes out and i'll have to blow through the stuff there quick... once done with the initial rush it'll be 2008 and ut3 will my schedule perfectly...

sucks to see games getting delayed and delayed, especially with highly anticipated ones like ut3... maybe they should all just put out a its done when its done instead of unreliable dates...
sandys 3rd October 2007, 14:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by cjoyce1980
with gears of war and halo at my disposal, i'm not really that bothered. but i'm sure this will hurt the PS3 fans, as they are serioully lacking in any thing remotely near halo or GoW.

Not strictly true for there is RFoM and Warhawk which are very good on PS3 plus a couple of multiplatform titles that will provide enough FPS to be getting on with, UT3 will be nice but its not like the PS3 is as starved of games as people on here think.
DougEdey 3rd October 2007, 14:07 Quote
sandys: quick question (follow on from the cheapo PS3 thread.) do you have a keyboard and mouse for your PS3 for RFoM/Warhawk and if so what type/how much? What are they like?
yakyb 3rd October 2007, 14:08 Quote
this is actually good news with crysis also coming out in november and hellgate london just before that it means ill be able to spread my gaming a little although i hear assassins creed was also delayed until jan
sandys 3rd October 2007, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
sandys: quick question (follow on from the cheapo PS3 thread.) do you have a keyboard and mouse for your PS3 for RFoM/Warhawk and if so what type/how much? What are they like?

Unfortunately you cannot use Mouse and Keyboard in those games (although I have not tried, perhaps I should) the PS3 like the X360 only uses controllers unless the game has been programmed otherwise. I have my Logitech G15, Razer diamondback mouse and Logitech webcam (only mic works on PS3) on a switchable 4 port USB hub between PS3 and PC and PS3 picks all devices up fine and they work in XMB for messaging etc.

So you have to use Sixaxis which takes some gettting used to as the analog sticks aren't as tight as 360 but once you've got used to it the games are great, large open maps like 32 player BF2, no dodgy pop in or slow down, all very fast.
DeXtmL 3rd October 2007, 14:27 Quote
From the demo video, i didnot see any stunning physics effects.
A physcard is not necessary for me.

Would this game's sys reqiurement be higher than Crysis?
DougEdey 3rd October 2007, 15:13 Quote
Ah, so it's not custom mapable per game? (i.e. Square to G and so on)
sandys 3rd October 2007, 15:16 Quote
Nope that would have to be programmed in the game I guess, UT3 is one of the first to do this for a console.
ssj12 3rd October 2007, 15:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
They explained the PS3 UE3 problems rather well I thought.

they explained their problems with the 360 too.

But still this might be interesting, they still need to hold contract with Sony meaning that the 360 version will be released even later.
CardJoe 3rd October 2007, 16:02 Quote
Just to let you all know that I've adjusted this article to more fully reflect the fact that its ONLY the PS3 version of the game which has been delayed and that the PC version is still on track.

Sorry about that!
kempez 3rd October 2007, 19:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
Not strictly true for there is RFoM and Warhawk which are very good on PS3 plus a couple of multiplatform titles that will provide enough FPS to be getting on with, UT3 will be nice but its not like the PS3 is as starved of games as people on here think.

Yes it is, I've got one

Sad to see, but I'll pick it up on PC anyway so meh


More worried about GT and GTA
devdevil85 3rd October 2007, 20:25 Quote
I too have played Warhawk and RFoM (played Warhawk last Sunday night actually). Both games are amazing considering they're 1st-gen and they DO fill the void of any Halo(esque) or GoW titles right now for the PS3....UT3 will be the first AAA FPS title that will really show off what the PS3 can do, but I agree with sandys both of those games are available and they are very fun and do fill the void atm. I can tell you this, if I had a PC and a PS3 and I knew my PC wasn't capable of running the game at around what the PS3 could do, the PS3 version would be my 1st choice even with this delay.....and considering you already have a Bluetooth M+K setup you'd be in luck......
capnPedro 3rd October 2007, 20:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
the PC version is still on track.

Oh thank God. Been waiting for UTIII since early 2005 ;).
(Of course I'm now likely to be disappointed when I find out it's been over hyped etc. etc.)
wuyanxu 3rd October 2007, 21:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by capnPedro
Oh thank God. Been waiting for UTIII since early 2005 ;).
(Of course I'm now likely to be disappointed when I find out it's been over hyped etc. etc.)

no you won't. just don't think/read/watch anything UT3 related until it's released and you'd be fine.

thank god PC version isn't delayed.
knuck 3rd October 2007, 23:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Just to let you all know that I've adjusted this article to more fully reflect the fact that its ONLY the PS3 version of the game which has been delayed and that the PC version is still on track.

Sorry about that!


You scared me there :P
sandys 4th October 2007, 00:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
Yes it is, I've got one

No it has Plenty for a machine that hasn't even been out a year. Sure if you have both 360 and PS3 then there isn't a lot to differentiate between them bar there exclusives but not every one has both and reading these forums you'd think the PS3 had no games when in fact that is not the case.
kempez 4th October 2007, 21:21 Quote
The only game on that list I actually want is Motorstorm...and I have it. The rest are either old or just remakes, nothing new or special.

Trouble is I already have a 360 and a good gaming PC, so nothing stands out as something I want to play on my PS3 I'm afraid
sandys 4th October 2007, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
The rest are either old or just remakes, nothing new or special.

The unfortunate truth is you've just described the majority of games released on anything over the past couple of years and due to increasing costs of development and publishers not wanting to take risks doesn't look set to change. :( The exception probably being indie PSN/Live titles.
devdevil85 4th October 2007, 23:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
The rest are either old or just remakes, nothing new or special.
Give the console some time my friend, it's not like 360 had all of these amazing games out either less than 1 year into its life now did it?
wuyanxu 5th October 2007, 10:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
The unfortunate truth is you've just described the majority of games released on anything over the past couple of years and due to increasing costs of development and publishers not wanting to take risks doesn't look set to change. :( The exception probably being indie PSN/Live titles.
World in Conflict is totally new
sandys 5th October 2007, 11:22 Quote
World in conflict is nice but if you are a fan of strategy titles you will realize that in fact there is nothing particularly new in that title (try Massive old stuff like GC) , definately nothing ground breaking, its just done with a lot more spit and polish which is what you expect from a new release.
kempez 5th October 2007, 15:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by devdevil85
Give the console some time my friend, it's not like 360 had all of these amazing games out either less than 1 year into its life now did it?

I am, or I wouldn't have bought it. It's an awesome bit of kit and Blu-Ray playback is superb :)

Gears, Bioshock and a few other games come to mind of good games on the 360 where the PS3 has a big gap
devdevil85 5th October 2007, 22:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
I am, or I wouldn't have bought it. It's an awesome bit of kit and Blu-Ray playback is superb
Dude, I know you bought it; I can read. All I'm saying is give the console some time before you start giving it bad rep on the games side of things.
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Originally Posted by kempez
Gears, Bioshock and a few other games come to mind of good games on the 360 where the PS3 has a big gap
And how long after 360's release did GoW debut? along with Bioshock?.....so again...how long has the PS3 been out to accumulate games such as these?...MS paid for Bioshock's exclusivity btw...or it would be on the PS3, too....remember that...
kempez 6th October 2007, 13:20 Quote
The PS3 was released a year after the 360...I get it. But then I also think that in that time they should have some games for it. As I said it is a nice bit of a kit, but my opinions stand about the games.

I really cannot be bothered to post in this thread any more, for fear of being accused of being a 360 fanboy for saying the PS3 doesn't have any killer titles yet!! :(
devdevil85 6th October 2007, 17:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
The PS3 was released a year after the 360...I get it. But then I also think that in that time they should have some games for it. As I said it is a nice bit of a kit, but my opinions stand about the games.
kempez, it was almost a year after 360's conception before GoW debuted and Bioshock has taken 1 year and 9 months. The PS3 doesn't even have a year under it's belt and it's already being declared the "loser". All I'm saying is give Sony until this Xmas and a little afterward and there will be some killer titles to grab.

Titles, coming out by or before the 1-year debut of the PS3, that stand out to me are: Clive Barker's Jericho, Folklore, Rachet & Clank, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Conan, Guitar Hero III, Stranglehold, CODIV, Bladestorm, Army of Two, Assassin's Creed, Beowulf, The Orange Box, Haze, etc.
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Originally Posted by kempez
I really cannot be bothered to post in this thread any more, for fear of being accused of being a 360 fanboy for saying the PS3 doesn't have any killer titles yet!! :(
kempez, I'm sorry you feel that way, but if there are 2 sides to a story, then acknowledge the other side, but don't feel like anyone thinks you're a 360 fanboy.
CardJoe 6th October 2007, 18:21 Quote
Dev, you have to bear in mind that the PS3 is being called the loser because the alternatives seem better. Also, of that list of games you list only 4 of them are PS3 exclusive and some, like the Orange Box are coming out latest of all on the PS3 and will be on PC or 360 first. Even of those exclusives, Army of Two, Folklore, Ratchet and Haze, only Haze really stands out to me personally.

The PS3 is a great console and I'm not biased against it at all, but its undeniable that it is the weakest of the currently available consoles on a games front.
devdevil85 6th October 2007, 18:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Dev, you have to bear in mind that the PS3 is being called the loser because the alternatives seem better. Also, of that list of games you list only 4 of them are PS3 exclusive and some, like the Orange Box are coming out latest of all on the PS3 and will be on PC or 360 first. Even of those exclusives, Army of Two, Folklore, Ratchet and Haze, only Haze really stands out to me personally.

The PS3 is a great console and I'm not biased against it at all, but its undeniable that it is the weakest of the currently available consoles on a games front.
But Joe, exclusivity was irrelevant to the argument. kempez said that there weren't any "stand out" titles coming out for the PS3, so I gave him some "stand out" titles that I thought were going to be released in the very near future on the PS3.

I understand that the PS3 is the weakest console as of right now when compared to the 360 (don't compare it to the Wii, please), but like I've said before: the PS3 doesn't even have a year under it's belt and just like the PS2, a console should last more than just 3-4 years, so people should remember that and not just keep looking in the now with the 360, but also in the future. In regards to the titles that I listed (some of them not being your thing which I understand), that's of course your opinion, but those titles are going to be fun and they are going to show off what the PS3 has to offer making them "stand out" from currently released games.
CardJoe 6th October 2007, 19:12 Quote
Fair does - it's just that to me a 'stand-out console title' has to be one that is either designed mainly for that system or is exclusive to that system. 'tis why Portal is a standout PC title this year to me, but not a stand out 360 title. Stand out 360 titles would be BioShock, Dead Rising, etc. The Orange box is primarily designed for PC after all.

Just my opinion :D
devdevil85 6th October 2007, 19:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Fair does - it's just that to me a 'stand-out console title' has to be one that is either designed mainly for that system or is exclusive to that system. 'tis why Portal is a standout PC title this year to me, but not a stand out 360 title. Stand out 360 titles would be BioShock, Dead Rising, etc. The Orange box is primarily designed for PC after all.

Just my opinion :D
I do understand where you are coming from Joe. I think exclusivity is a good thing in the sense that you know the game will be made only for that console which will in turn bring with it, the best that game can be on that console, but I also think that as long as the game plays "the way it was meant to be played" (forgive my nvidianess) and it "stands out" from it's game couterparts/rivals (which for the PS3 isn't much of a feat this far, but there's still a handful of great games) then it should be considered "stand out", but again that's my opinion.
kempez 7th October 2007, 11:14 Quote
I said I wouldn't :p but now it's a little more civil and good debate :D
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Fair does - it's just that to me a 'stand-out console title' has to be one that is either designed mainly for that system or is exclusive to that system. 'tis why Portal is a standout PC title this year to me, but not a stand out 360 title. Stand out 360 titles would be BioShock, Dead Rising, etc. The Orange box is primarily designed for PC after all.

Just my opinion :D

See here's where I was coming from :)

The thing is, right now PS3 just hasn't got many games I want to play/buy, and in making a decision to buy; say PES 2008 on the PS3 instead of the 360 I feel I'm missing out, certainly on Xbox Live play and hell even stupid gamer score points give games a little more lifetime.

However, I really cannot wait for Haze, which is a stand out title imo...it's just that no other games are out there that makes me think "I must get a PS3 for <insert game title here>", whereas if I were to be new in the console market right now I see quite a few reasons to get an Xbox 360. It does depend on taste in games as well I agree. Trouble is I have a pretty damn fine PC too, so titles like UT3 will be played on PC instead of PS3, and who else can't wait for Crysis? :D

At the moment the very best thing about the PS3 is BluRay...and that's my opinion
devdevil85 7th October 2007, 17:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
See here's where I was coming from :)

The thing is, right now PS3 just hasn't got many games I want to play/buy, and in making a decision to buy; say PES 2008 on the PS3 instead of the 360 I feel I'm missing out, certainly on Xbox Live play and hell even stupid gamer score points give games a little more lifetime.

However, I really cannot wait for Haze, which is a stand out title imo...it's just that no other games are out there that makes me think "I must get a PS3 for <insert game title here>", whereas if I were to be new in the console market right now I see quite a few reasons to get an Xbox 360. It does depend on taste in games as well I agree. Trouble is I have a pretty damn fine PC too, so titles like UT3 will be played on PC instead of PS3, and who else can't wait for Crysis? :D

At the moment the very best thing about the PS3 is BluRay...and that's my opinion
Well kempez, why did you buy a PS3 then? Especially if you already have a 360 and a "damn good" PC? The only thing I can see you wanting on there is of course Blu-Ray playback, DVD upscaler, handful of exclusive titles, using the PS3 as you Home Media Server, etc. Also, once Playstation Home comes out there will be what Sony calls "Trophies" which as basically like Xbox Achievements because there will be trophies within the trophies that you will earn for doing extra things within the games, and of course all of that will be free vs. paying for XBL. Either way, I agree games are of personal preference and in your case you are more of a 360/PC gamer, but you already bought the PS3 and tbh, as long as you use it for what YOU wanted it for then the purchase was probably justified even though as of right now you don't think there's anything out there. What about the titles I listed previously? do any of those interest you?
kempez 7th October 2007, 18:18 Quote
I bought a PS3 mainly for BluRay as I love high-def movies and the 360's HD-DVD player was a bit pants. Also as I knew somewhen in the distant future I would want GT/GTA/Metal Gear :)

Haze is the game I want when it's out, and I will probably get PES 2008 if the PS3 version doesn't miss out any big features. Might pick up UT3 for playing against my mates when they're round too. The PS3's in the lounge so it's in a more social place than the 360 which is hooked up to my PC screen in the computer room.
devdevil85 7th October 2007, 19:32 Quote
what is PES 2008?
kempez 7th October 2007, 19:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by devdevil85
what is PES 2008?

lol umm link

On a more serious note click here

The contents of this post are made in jest and not to be taken as offensive or serious in the slightest. If I offended you, seriously stop crying :p
devdevil85 7th October 2007, 20:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
lol umm link

On a more serious note click here

The contents of this post are made in jest and not to be taken as offensive or serious in the slightest. If I offended you, seriously stop crying :p
Remember, in the US it's not Pro Evolution Soccer, it's Winning Eleven (which I own Winning Eleven 8 btw), and sorry for asking the question....I'll stop crying now....;)
kempez 7th October 2007, 20:50 Quote
hehe, didn't know it was called that state-side, wonder why that is?? Weird :)

Anyway I'm really looking forward to it :D
capnPedro 7th October 2007, 20:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by kempez
hehe, didn't know it was called that state-side, wonder why that is?? Weird :)

They don't believe in Evolution in the states ;).

I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I know some of you have some sense.
boiled_elephant 7th October 2007, 20:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by capnPedro
I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I know some of you have some sense.

Yep. They suffer a terrible image because the stupidest, most bigoted people are also the loudest and most vocal...and the president, for some reason :-|
LeMaltor 7th October 2007, 21:02 Quote
It is worrying that we have not yet found the missing link though (or have we since I last looked? :p )
capnPedro 7th October 2007, 22:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by LeMaltor
It is worrying that we have not yet found the missing link though (or have we since I last looked? :p )
Bindi's around here, somewhere...

Oh BURN!
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