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No PS3 demo for Unreal Tournament 3

Those still on the fence and waiting for a demo of Unreal Tournament 3 are unfortunately out of luck. Mark Rein has stated that there will be no PS3 demo before the game's release. If you have a decent PC, however, then you're in luck. The reason given is that Epic isn't a big enough company to work on a game and a demo at the same time.

Rein said it was the same when Microsoft asked Epic for a Gears of War demo. "What we told Microsoft last year - they wanted a demo for Gears of War and we said 'you've got a choice - you can have the demo this year or the game this year'." We know which we'd rather have. The game is a no-brainer for us anyway, we'll be picking this up as soon as it's available.

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1. Demo or no Demo. Unreal Tournament is a pick up for anyone who a) can buy the game... or pre-orders online.... (duhhh? never understood that...) and b) loves UT/Tournie games.

No FPS I found comes close to the thrill and excitement of the Unreal Tournament.

Bring on UT4!

Posted at 3:46PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Phil

2. please, we're too small for a demo? Have one map available with a 5 minute play timer, its not rocket science. Why do game developers feel their lame excuses work on us (we are too small, the PS3 is too hard to work on, we can't make 60fps work).

Posted at 3:54PM on Aug 28th 2007 by chris.westermann

3. They are the ones developing it, they can call the shots, seriously, quit your moaning.

I would much rather get the game earlier, than a demo which would do little else than wet my appetite.

Posted at 4:07PM on Aug 28th 2007 by EDGE

4. One word ... Warhawk.

Posted at 4:13PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Farmz

5. @2
Do you actually have any understanding of the work that is put in for a demo. It's not too hard to code, but it has to go through all the processess that the final code does. Submitting to the platform holders, running through QA, running through language testers ect. The amount of work for releasing a demo on a console is close to the work required to releasing the actual game. Companies like EA have big QA and publishing deparments that can cope with that - small companies like EPIC can't. Seriously, try to think before you diss the devs okay?

Posted at 4:24PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Aysir

6. Once thing with these new games' demos is that I think they are getting bigger and bigger. Like that Killzone 2 level was 2 GB by itself and the Uncharted demo (from the interview) is larger than DVD-9. Hard to imagine we have to download over 9 GBs of data for a demo. I need to switch out of Comcast or they will disconnect me for "higher than avg bandwidth usage".

Posted at 4:33PM on Aug 28th 2007 by ruibing

7. Lack of demos? We're PS3 owners, that's just life for us. Epic should just say "you're PS3 owners, that's life for you."

We didn't even get a freakin' Skate demo. The Folklore demo appearing nearly gave me a heart attack.

Posted at 4:50PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Popfrogs

8. No need for a demo for a known quantity like UT. I will buy this game on day 1.

Posted at 7:18PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Joey_Numbers

9. Just some information for those wondering if their PC can run UT3: UT3 will run in 1024x768 with 'reasonable' detail level on a nVidia6800 Ultra (I think BFG's Overclocked model, but it may be any 6800 Ultra, I'm not sure), or of course the ATI equivalent. You will of course need either a Pentium 4 with Hyper Threading or a dual core (AMD or Intel) and at least 1 GB of Ram. Anyone who bought a gaming PC (I emphasize on the gaming term) in the last year or two should have that or something similar.
As for me, I got a Q6600 (Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4Ghz), 2GB of DDR2 RAM @ 800Mhz and a BFG 8800 GTS 640MB OC, so no worries :p

I know it sucks that we're not getting a demo on PS3 though, but EPIC, even though they are developing one of the world's most popular video game engine, are still a reasonably small company. Their main target is the PC, so obviously if they don't have the manpower to make it for PS3, they won't do it.
However that does not excuse international mega-developers such as EA, and I entirely agree when people bash them because of the Madden problem. Being unable to program efficiently to reach that target is rather lame, even though theoretically 30FPS and 60FPS look similar. But if lags happen at 30FPS, there are more chances that you will notice it. So I hope for EA that Madden doesn't lag too much.

Posted at 7:20PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Darkdrium777

10. I'm glad that Epic explained why there was no demo, along with the game vs/ demo thing. Knowing that, I'll...

Just rent it, like I rent everything. (Wait time is pretty bad though... high demand... they keep sending me ps2 games that are more available! So if I really want something NOW, I'll buy it. Like Ratchet and Clank.)

Posted at 8:48PM on Aug 28th 2007 by John

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