UT3 and Multiple Platforms; Interview

August 19th, 2007 by Crusader

Epic’s Mark Rein made the followingpost at their officialforums to state that Unreal Tournament3 will not be comprimised by shipping for several platforms:

I continue to be disappointed that folks on the internet treat any positivething we say about one platform as some sort of critique of another platform.We’re a multi-platform company folks please come to grips with that. We likethe PC. We like the 360. We like the PS3. We like the Macintosh. We likeLinux. We will deliver UT3 for all of these platforms and it will rock onevery one.[…]In fact the cool thing about our engine is that when you make content for oneplatform it can run on all of them. If history is any indication, the vastmajority of UT3 content won’t even come from Epic – it will come from somevery brilliant end users with lots of cool and innovative ideas.

Also, Gameplayerconducted an interview with Epic’sJeff Morris about UnrealTournament 3; the series’ numbering change, singleplayer campaign (“thenumber of people who go online with our ostensibly “multiplayer” game wasactually pretty small”), the addition of a hoverboard, the Warfare gametype(which combines UT2004’sAssault and Onslaught modes), and the timetable for a demo (a month prior toshipping, which would make it sometime in October), are all discussed.

2 Responses to “UT3 and Multiple Platforms; Interview”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The coolest thing about what Mark is stating here, is that if you make a level in Linux for UT3, you can also play it on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, etc. From what I know this will be a first. Usually the Console versions are so different from the computer versions that they can’t run the mods that are a rather huge part of the game experience! By the way I do have a problem with the way people use the term “PC”. I think that term should be shot down unless it IS meant to be cross platform, ’cause technically all computers talked about here are Personal Computers, not just ones running Windows.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I’m glad to hear somebody from Epic finally come out and say that there will definitely be a Linux version of UT3.

    For a while, there, I was getting worried, because there was a lot of “we’d [i]like[/i] to do a Linux version”, and “we [i]intend[/i] to do a Linux version, but it sounded very noncommittal.

    I’m looking forward to shooting people in the face with rockets again.

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