Saturday, July 14, 2007

UE3 PS3 Exclusivity Fails To Generate Anger From PC Owners

A few years ago, when screenshots of Gears of War were few and prized above all else, and Unreal Tournament 3 was called Unreal Tournament 2007 there was a rumour that the Playstation 3 would launch with Unreal Tournament 2007. That meant that Unreal tournament 2007 would launch on the Playstation 3 well before the PC and that ruffled quite a few feathers.

Now, Sony has nabbed exclusivity to Unreal Tournament 3 for Summer 2007, that is, Unreal Tournament will launch on the Playstation 3 first as a timed exclusive. Cliffy B keeps making the point in the following interview. Most obvious is at 3:00 and I quote 'this holiday season Unreal Tournament 3 will be on the Playstation exclusive'.

Yes, between all the Gears of War PC talk Cliffy repeats severel times that Unreal Tournament 3 will be a Playstation 3 exclusive for the summer of 2007. This may be a sign of things to come, rampant piracy on the PC and lots of fighting over exclusivity by the two big wigs (Microsoft and Sony) means that we may start seeing more PC titles going to console first. If they can get one of the biggest titles on the market to be console exclusive for any period of time then no franchise is safe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is inaccurate. Mark Rein clarified that the PC version and the PS3 version will be released *simultaneously*. Just check it.
That's probably the reason for the total lack of any backlash from the PC gamers there.