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Open UT3 PC Beta soon

Open UT3 PC Beta soon

The UT3 open beta will be available within two weeks, according to Epic.

Epic Games has announced that PC gamers can expect to get their hands on an open beta of Unreal Tournament 3 within two weeks, but possibly by the end of this week.

The open beta will be aimed solely at gamers using Windows, but Mac OSX and Linux versions are being worked on according to Eurogamer, though no release dates have been mentioned.

Rein confirmed the open beta on the official forums, confirming that the game will allow online multiplayer and offline bot matches. According to Rein, the beta is intended to allow Epic to see how Unreal Tournament 3 runs on a wide range of machines, as well as get some feedback about the gameplay.

Rein also took the chance to update the fans on the status of the PlayStation 3 version of the game. The PS3 port is, according to Rein, looking like it will still ship alongside the PC version of the game and will hopefully have some lucky fans enlisted to test the game in a closed beta.

Rein directly disputed the news that the PS3 version had been delayed until next year, saying that Midway had said this out of an obligation to warn its shareholders about the possibility.

So, how excited are you about UT3 and which element are you most psyched about? Will you be playing with or without an Ageia Physx card? Let us know in the forums.

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steveo_mcg 10th October 2007, 15:57 Quote
Its interesting that both QW as and UT are doing Linux ports, i know they usually do but they must be a market for them, wonder why other co's don't?

oh yeah... cool! Can't wait for this
yakyb 10th October 2007, 16:49 Quote
yeah it interesting does any one game on linux here?
steveo_mcg 10th October 2007, 16:57 Quote
Nah my linux box is a modest powered silent runner.
DrFreeze 10th October 2007, 17:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
yeah it interesting does any one game on linux here?

if only the mobility x200 would be supported for 3d mode by atis closed source drivers....

my main rig runs windows, although i might just get a linux partition going, the only real thing holding me back right now is that both my data disks are NTFS
Techno-Dann 10th October 2007, 17:24 Quote
I game on Linux. It's one of the reasons that I really like Unreal, actually.
mclean007 10th October 2007, 17:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by DrFreeze
my main rig runs windows, although i might just get a linux partition going, the only real thing holding me back right now is that both my data disks are NTFS
I'm pretty sure there are now Linux NTFS modules providing full read/write access
The_Pope 10th October 2007, 17:59 Quote
I would guess no Mac this side of a £1500 G5 desktop beastie would have enough grunt to play this. Macbook Pro peeps are probably out of luck
Nikumba 10th October 2007, 18:08 Quote
Im pretty sure since the first UT it has been avalible on Linux so news that UT3 is there isnt suprsing and the fact GoW is made by Epic again not a suprise.

However it will be interetsing if other UT3 Engined games come with Linux versions. I know WoW has one, well it did during the beta but then disappeared but I think with the rise of distros like Ubuntu and nVidia and ATI getting their act together on drivers we might get some more games on it

Kimbie
KoenVdd 10th October 2007, 19:05 Quote
I'm looking more towards this game than Crysis (also because it'll be probably 3 years before I get a machine good enough to run Crysis, not that my machine (P4 3.2 2GB x600) will run this any better). Far Cry was a great game, but also had enough to keep the game from achieving history, I'm just keeping my hopes low so I won't be disappointed in any case.
TTmodder 10th October 2007, 21:04 Quote
Seems like if all newer games are ported to linux the only big obstacle in terms as linux as main OS would be native ntfs support in the kernel(S)
leexgx 10th October 2007, 21:42 Quote
id say its more the video driver then any thing els makeing the game work, the games will be OpenGL i guess so thay should work very well
steveo_mcg 10th October 2007, 22:27 Quote
Its quite ironic, ATI tended to be stronger with OpenGL games than nVidia, but ATI linux drivers are completely rubbish. I think the NTFS thing is going to become largely mute once Vista sp2 comes mainstream with WinFS(?)
samkiller42 10th October 2007, 23:24 Quote
yay, this is a great alternative to playing Halo 3, and PGR 4, and C&C Yuris Revenge:P

Sam
Rebourne 11th October 2007, 03:36 Quote
YAY!
keir 11th October 2007, 13:22 Quote
pew pew, everyone wins!
devdevil85 11th October 2007, 16:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
The PS3 port is, according to Rein, looking like it will still ship alongside the PC version of the game
My friends are going to be happy about this news.......I seriously can't wait to play this game using the M+K setup on the PS3 just to see how well it functions.......man it feels good to have friends in high places that can afford setups like these.....
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