Mark Rein blown away by new 50 Cent game

Written by Joe Martin

April 2, 2008 // 2:47 p.m.

Tags: #50-cent #blood-on-the-sand #epic #mark-rein #unreal #ut3

In a rather unusual comment to journalists, the Game Director for 50 Cent's new game Blood on the Sand has said that Mark Rein of Epic was blown away by the graphics in his new game. There could be a pun there, but we doubt it.

In a comment to CVG, Julian Widdows spoke about when the Epic bossman came to visit the project which is using the Unreal Engine 3 to power it.

"When we heard he was coming we were like 'oh no, we're gonna get killed!' But he was over the moon, we're chuffed about it," said Widdows.

"We're obviously an Unreal Engine 3 licensee and he just came in for a visit and said 'oh my god, I can't believe you're working on this, it looks phenomenal'. That was it; it wasn't anything particularly formal, he came in to say hello to his licensees and was blown away by it. That was great for us."

The comments suddenly throw in to light comments Mark Rein made to bit-tech too - when we last interviewed Mark Rein he told us that he had been very impressed by a new, but then unannounced game being developed by Swordfish Studios. That game turned out to be 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

Speaking to bit-tech at the launch of Unreal Tournament 3, Mark Rein said that "The great thing though is that engine is really popular. Just earlier today I was looking at some work done by a company based here in Birmingham which is really fantastic – the guys at Swordfish Studios are doing some really interesting things with it.

You can read the rest of our Mark Rein interview here, or you can let us know what you think about the upcoming Blood on the Sand in the forums.
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