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PS3 launch title is Unreal Tournament 2007

Confirmation announced
Thu Dec 22 2005, 21:23
WAY BACK in May, we had our first hints of a connection between the PS3 and Unreal Tournament 2007.

At Sony's pre-E3 conference, Tim Sweeny of Epic Games showed a demo of a shooter game running on PS3 hardware, and said he had been sent a PS3 software-development kit.

The rumor was that the demoed game was a prototype of UT2007. However, both Sony and Epic refused to admit whether the Unreal Engine 3 sequel to Unreal Tournament 2004 would be coming out on the PS3. But Sweeny was on stage at Sony's conference, so we all put two and two together.

After more than half a year of waiting, we finally have confirmation from the January 2006 issue of PSM. UT2007 will indeed be coming out for the PS3. Furthermore, they plan on launching the game right along side the console itself, perhaps as early as this coming spring.

This is actually the second game from Epic to be allocated to the PS3. Gears of War will eventually be coming out for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, but its release date is still a little foggy, could be any time in 2006. We'll keep you posted. µ

 

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