Mark Rein, VP of Epic Games, says that player made content for UT3 on PC will be fully compatible with the PS3 version.
The Rein, as no one likes to call him, in an interview with Gamasutra, said how the main difference between the PC and PS3 version is the controls, as obviously while the PS3 allows for more analogue movement then WASD, using a mouse to aim is a totally different ball park. Because of this, player made maps and mods that are made for the PC version should have full compatibility with the PS3 version.
There will also be a system in place, whereby mods that might be deemed ‘offensive’ will be blacklisted. No one wants a repeat of a ‘goatse.cx’ map (don’t ask if you don’t know…seriously, you’re better off not knowing).
Mark Rein defends the PS3 and Sony quite strongly in the interview, and even gets a bit worked up over the mere suggestion that some games running on the current Unreal Engine look similar.
The Rein has always been a strong supporter of the PS3, and hopefully this means that more Epic games will be gracing the Sony box in the near future.
He also stated that he expects Sony to enjoy a prosperous holiday season, provided they take advantage of PS3’s capabilities as a Blu-ray player, in addition to the software available.
“When I said they were going to have a good Christmas, I didn’t necessarily mean because of our game”, said Rein. “They’ve got a lot going for them right now. It’s a great Blu-ray player. They’re going to push that really hard.”
“….And a great DVD player, too. They did a really good job on that. It really feels like it was designed for that kind of thing”, he added.