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UT3 graphics better than Gears of War, says Rein

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Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games has noted that the visuals in the PlayStation 3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 are pushing the bar higher than that of the company’s previous efforts with the Xbox 360 and PC title, Gears of War.

"People are going to be pleasantly surprised”, said Rein. “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.”

He added:"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."

Rein also stated that there is "something special" about playing UT3 on the PS3 and "it feels just right to be playing it with a controller".

"The goal in taking the game to PS3 is to make the best PS3 game we can possibly make", he said.

"And to do that we had to take into account that most people are playing with the controller. There are certainly differences in some of the parameters of the PS3 version. Maybe the weapon speed is a little different, the turning speed is different, but we have to accommodate and make it a great game.”

“Our goal is to make UT3 the best possible game it could be on every platform it's on. I think we've done a really good job of making it feel just right on the console and that's exciting to us."

The PC version will be released this month and the Xbox 360 version will be released next year. There is no official release date set for the PlayStation 3, but Epic Games are pushing for a late 2007 release.

Source: Pro G