[IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3347528[/IMGW]It was announced at the Sony E3 press conference yesterday, and today Midway confirmed the news: Epic's Unreal Tournament 3 will be a PlayStation 3/PC exclusive for a little while. After the game is released in November, PS3 will be the only console it appears on until at least the end of 2007.
Another major boon for Sony was the confirmation that the PS3 version of UT3 will be able to run user-created content, including maps, custom game modes, and mods. This marks the first time that aseemingly PC-level of diverse, user-generated game additions will be available on a home console. Epic Games vice president Mark Rein commented on the news:
"The game takes full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 3 system, and Unreal Tournament 3 will for the first time allow users to create robust user created content, known as 'mods', on the PC version and play them on the PlayStation 3 system. We're extremely excited about this and we feel this will bring a level of creativity, innovation and replayability not previously seen on home consoles."
An Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 is, as far as we know, still in the works for some time in 2008, but it's unclear whether that release will include the ability to use original, user-generated content. For more info on all of the fragging that awaits in UT3, check out 1UP's E3 preview.
Thanks to 1UP.com for sharing the news with us!