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UT3 - Create PS3 and Xbox 360 maps on your PC

by Steven Williamson on 15 August 2007, 11:08

Tags: Unreal Tournament III, Midway Games, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, FPS

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Unreal Tournament III is due for release on PS3 and PC in November, with the Xbox 360 version to follow in 2008. PS3 users will be able to create and play PC-created mods and levels on the console, but the delay on the Xbox 360 version is said to be due to Microsoft wanting to keep complete control over what mods are being sent over the Xbox live network. Epic Games has always said that the Xbox 360 will see user generated content, but Microsoft's restrictions are causing the delay.

User generated content will be created via the Xbox Live Silver Platform, where despite publishers being in charge of the monitoring the content (it will run through their servers), they still need Microsoft's approval to use it. At a Q&A session at Gamefest 2007, the annual Microsoft Game Technology Conference, Microsoft Software Design Engineer Zsolt Math was quizzed on Microsoft's stance when it comes to creating content and was asked whether a developer could construct a level editor on a PC and create levels that were playable on the Xbox 360."Even though nobody has done that, I would highly recommend that," said Mathe.

According to Epic Game's Mark Rein, Unreal Tournament III on the Xbox 360 will also feature fewer maps due to the limitations of the Xbox 360 hardware. "We'll compress some things. But you know, we may have fewer maps on the 360 version…Blu-Ray has definitely given us a lot of legroom."


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Exactly what the PC should be used for. Sensible :)
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Awww and some people were so happy there was only going to be community created maps on PS3, nevermind.

This looks ace though but I should think there will need to be a quality control button on there somewhere like “Owww my eyes hurt on this map!”.
Great news - can't wait for this game. What with keyboard/mouse control as well.

Pity if the 360 users wont get the whole experience though :(

According to Epic Game's Mark Rein, Unreal Tournament III on the Xbox 360 will also feature fewer maps due to the limitations of the Xbox 360 hardware. "We'll compress some things. But you know, we may have fewer maps on the 360 version…Blu-Ray has definitely given us a lot of legroom
but can PS3 users play on actual public game servers with like a 20+mb upload connection or are we stuck on p2p crap as normal?
Awww and some people were so happy there was only going to be community created maps on PS3, nevermind
well they must be mad becuase the maps that will be coming from pc modders will be truly great.
Now it's a shame microsoft are being so picky with the whole situation of filtering maps, By looking at the pc community they can see the maps will get rated and your get the best maps/most downloaded, now you could spend weeks making a map and microsoft refuse to “approve it” great!! just becuase you've made an eyesore doesnt mean it should be stopped from your mates getting it over the net and even playing it online.
Some of the worst maps i've played on ut2004 are the funniest.