The PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3
has shipped to stores and should be available for purchase later this week. Outside of the frantic multiplayer action and amazing graphics the game will support the release of user created mods. You'll be able to create new gameplay modes and other mods with the PC version and then export them to the PS3 via memory stick. Sounds good but I'm interested to see how they are going to police the content. I've been playing a bit of the PC version of the game and I'm pretty happy with it so far.
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MIDWAY AND EPIC GAMES SHIP THE AWARD-WINNING UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM
Unreal Tournament 3 Marks the Highly Anticipated Console Debut of the Multi-Million Unit Selling Franchise
CHICAGO - December 10, 2007 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, and world-renowned developer Epic Games, Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated and award-winning Unreal Tournament 3 game has shipped for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Epic Games, creators of 4-million-plus selling 2006 Game of the Year Gears of War, has brought the world's premiere and multi-million unit selling first-person shooter only to one system, the PLAYSTATION 3. Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3, rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB, is available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $59.95. Unreal Tournament 3 is currently available for the PC for a U.S. suggested retail price of $49.95.
"Unreal Tournament 3 sets a new benchmark for graphical quality and what a first-person shooter gameplay experience on the PLAYSTATION 3 system should be," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "The game is a must-have for a PLAYSTATION 3 system owner this holiday season."
"We are thrilled to put Unreal Tournament 3 in gamers' hands before the holidays," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. "The game plays so amazingly, and I think this is the pick-up-and-play shooter people have been waiting for on PLAYSTATION 3. In addition, UT3 is the first game ever to allow truly robust user-created content - we call them 'mods' (as in 'modifications') - on any console platform, and we can't wait to see what the mod community creates for this game. User-created content has always been the remarkable backbone component of the Unreal Tournament series, and we think PLAYSTATION 3 system users are in for a huge treat when the mods start to appear."
"We are excited about our continued collaboration with Midway on Unreal Tournament 3, exclusively for PS3," said Riley Russell, senior vice president of third party relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Unreal Tournament 3 is sure to be a hit this holiday season as it allows gamers to embrace the creativity of user-generated content utilizing the power of the Unreal Engine 3 on PS3."
About Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter to the PC, and its debut on the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!
More information about Unreal Tournament 3 can be found online at www.unrealtournament3.com
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and game engine technology for PC and console. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in their Unreal series and their latest game, Gears of War, broke sales records on Xbox 360 selling more than 3 million copies worldwide in the first ten weeks and awarded overall Game of the Year for 2006 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Game Developers Choice Awards, GameSpot, GamePro and many others. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including Console Game of the Year winner "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" by Ubisoft; PC Gamer's Game of the Year "Deus Ex" from Ion Storm/Eidos; "America's Army: Special Forces" by the United States Army; and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (PC) by Electronic Arts. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder, and three-time consecutive winner, of Game Developer magazine's Front Line award for Best Game Engine. Epic Games was also awarded Studio of the Year at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards and Developer of the Year by Official Xbox Magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through Epic's Web site at www.epicgames.com
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