Mark Rein: PS3’s UT3 looking better than Gears of War
Mark Rein is pretty happy with the way Unreal Tournament III is turning out, given the way he took a shine to his play-through of the title’s PS3 port. A recent interview with Rein reveals just how much potential UT3 holds (even if it’s arriving late), with the Epic VP claiming that the PS3 port would be looking even better than the Xbox 360’s Gears of War.
Rein was also quick to state Epic’s stance on developing on multiple platforms, and just how challenging it was for the company to work the PlayStation 3. Mark Rein’s statements are available in the full article.
As you guys will recall, Epic Games‘ VP Mark Rein was among one of dudes lucky enough to try out the Sony PlayStation 3 port of his company’s Unreal Tournament III. Rein’s reaction emphasized on how smooth UT3‘s PS3 port handled.
Smooth enough, apparently, that Rein states that it will exceed the visuals of even Epic’s Gears of War. As Rein stated during a recent interview:
People are going to be pleasantly surprised. It’s a really high end experience that pushes the graphics bar up even higher than Gears of War. There’s more polygons, there’s more stuff going on, there’s more explosions and there’s more things happening, so we’re just really pleased with the way the game runs on the PS3.
Further along during the interview, Mark Rein also gave his take on the difficulties that many a studio had stressed about developing games on the PlayStation 3. As Rein stated:
You know, bringing a game to any new piece of hardware is difficult. That’s just the nature of making games. Making games is hard. It’s a hard business. I don’t think the PS3 was any more of a challenge than any other new piece of hardware that we’ve used. Remember, we’ve been making PC games for years and the PC isn’t one platform, it’s hundreds of platforms. There’s no two PCs that are completely identical in many cases. That’s just the challenge of making games.
Unreal Tournament III for the PC will land in North America this November 19, with Europe’s port arriving a little later on November 23. Europe’s PS3 version, on the other hand, is yet to be given an exact release date, and is currently scheduled for an early 2008 release.