Unreal Tournament III‘s launch was celebrated in Omega Sektor’s Birmingham gaming center recently, and Epic Games‘ vice president Mark Rein was on board to get the party started. While special tournaments and hands-on demonstrations of the PlayStation 3 version of the game ensued around, the VP and spokesperson for Unreal Tournament III (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Windows PC) sat down for an interview and spilled beans on additional features unique to the PC and PS3 versions of the game.
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While Unreal Tournament III (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Windows PC) straps up for release next week, LAN centric Omega Sektor in Birmingham played guest to Epic Games‘ celebration of versions for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Epic Games’ vice president and common spokesperson for the third iteration of the UT series, Mark Rein, was present for an interview and he spilled a few details on additional features in the final game.
First up is PhysX which is AGEIA‘s hardware physics solution for today’s modern machines. The Unreal Tournament 3 beta demo exhibited nothing out of the ordinary with or without a PhysX physics processing unit (PPU). Later it was revealed that the final game would only have significant PhysX features enabled on certain maps.
Rein was able to put a few words in about the added physics content, saying that PhysX-enabled PCs were a “very small subset” of the player base and suggested that the PhysX only features stood as bonus content only. “In terms of gameplay though I suppose itÂ’s pretty good, so we just wanted to give PhysX card owners a little something extra,” Rein added.
On the Sony PS3 front, more details on SIXAXIS controls were hinted at. Tilt-sensing controls seems to be tied to hoverboard steering and for navigating a Redeemer tactical nuke, though aiming seems to be out of the picture (as was previously revealed). Expect to see these features when the game launches in North America on November 19 and Europe on November 23 on Microsoft Windows. Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 version to come later in 2008.
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