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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Unreal Tournament 2007 to be PS3 launch title

Unreal Tournament 2007 to be PS3 launch title

"Seven months after a snippet was shown at E3, Midway and Epic's shooter is confirmed for Sony's next-gen console.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usAs part of its pre-E3 PlayStation 3 conference in May, Sony brought Epic Games cofounder Tim Sweeney on stage. Besides saying that Epic had already received a PS3 software-development kit--which he said was 'easy to program'--Sweeney also performed a tech demo of a shooter running on PS3 hardware.

The game on display appeared to be Unreal Tournament 2007, the flashy-looking, Unreal Engine 3-based successor to the popular PC shooter Unreal Tournament 2004. However, neither Sony nor Epic would confirm when--or even if--UT 2007 would arrive on the PS3.

Seven months later, the two companies have broken their silence. The January 2006 issue of PSM proudly proclaims that, yes, UT 2007 is coming to the PlayStation 3. Inside, the magazine also reveals that the game will be a launch title for the PlayStation 3, which is tentatively slated for a spring 2006 launch.

UT 2007 for PS3 is the second Epic shooter announced for next-generation consoles. However, the first, Gears of War for the Xbox 360, is slated for a general '2006' release date, meaning it could conceivably come out after the PS3 UT 2007." [link]

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