214w ago - Today Epic Games has announced the launch of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides community access to the award-winning toolset.
Anyone can start working with the Unreal Engine 3 toolset by downloading the UDK at UDK.com, where detailed product features, technical documentation, commercial licensing terms, support resources and more are also available.
Press Release: Epic Games Announces Unreal Development Kit, Powered by Unreal Engine 3
Industry Leading 3D Game Engine Toolset Now Available for Free
CARY, N.C. (November 5, 2009) - Epic Games, Inc. announces the launch of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides community access to the award-winning toolset like never before.
This software release is available to anyone interested in using 3D game engine technology, including game developers, students, hobbyists, researchers, creators of 3D visualizations and simulations, and digital filmmakers. Anyone can start working with the industry-leading Unreal Engine 3 toolset by downloading UDK at www.udk.com, where detailed product features, technical documentation, commercial licensing terms, support resources and more are also available.
220w ago - Epic Games has great news for mod developers: Custom sounds can now be imported for Unreal Tournament 3 mods for PlayStation 3 using Epic Games' ATRAC3 mod tools, which are free of charge and available now.
Press Release: UnrealĀ® Tournament 3 Mods for PS3 Get Custom Sound Support
CARY, N.C. (September 25, 2009) - Previously, custom sounds for Unreal Tournament 3 mods have only been supported for PC. Thanks to cooperation with Sony, Epic Games is able to offer its QA-tested and approved PS3 sound conversion tools to mod authors.
What this means is that many of our latest and greatest mods, especially total conversions using entirely original assets, can now be ported over for the entire PS3 community to enjoy.
Want to see some of these amazing mods? Head over to www.makesomethingunreal.com to view the dozens of levels, characters, vehicles, weapons and total conversions that are in the running to receive lots of cash and even an UnrealĀ® Engine 3 commercial license as part of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest.
If you are a mod author and want to take advantage of these tools, the instructions are really simple. First, you should have Unreal...
247w ago - Epic Games Unreal Tournament 3 Lead Designer Steve Polge revealed that the long-awaited Unreal Tournament 3 Titan PS3 Pack finally arrives tomorrow, for free!
To quote: "Greedings," everyone. As you may have heard, the new Titan Pack expansion for Unreal Tournament 3 will be available on the PlayStation Store starting tomorrow, and it's completely free.
The Titan Pack's downloadable content includes the gametypes Greed and Betrayal, the namesake Titan mutator, 19 maps, the Link Station and X-Ray Field deployables, the Stinger Turret and Eradicator Cannon weapons, the Stealthbender vehicle, the Slow Field power-up, and characters Kana and Nova.
Speaking of Greed, our guys are having a blast with this addictive new gametype. Greed is a fast-paced, "tug of war" style mode in which you swipe the skulls of fallen players and unload them at the enemy base to score points. Silver skulls are worth a point, gold skulls represent five points, and red skulls are 20 points.
It's common to see players fighting over huge hoards of skulls as the clock winds down. Each team always tries desperately to stop the other from scoring while, at the same time, fighting to survive en...
248w ago - The 2.00 patch for Unreal Tournament 3 is now live on the PlayStation Network. This is the patch that is supposed to include a lot of new stuff, including trophies, split-screen, and the in-game mod browser, amongst other goodies.
The patch was supposed to be delayed until March 19th, but it is up right now.
To quote: The v2.00 patch for Unreal Tournament is live. This is a 93MB patch, which includes trophies!
The previously-reported list of changes, some of which may not be included in this update (ie: Titan mutator, new maps, should be coming as separate DLC):
• 16 environments - four Warfare, three vCTF, six Deathmatch, and three CTF maps - that are new to the PC and PS3 versions
• Three bonus pack maps, CTF-Face, CTF-Searchlight and DM-Morbias
• The namesake Titan mutator, which lets players overwhelm opponents as a 15 foot tall titan, or crush them as a 30 foot tall Behemoth
• Greed and Betrayal, two gametypes that breed new-found fervor throughout the competitive UT3 arena
• Two powerful weapons, the Stinger Turret and Eradicator Cannon artillery
• Two valuable deployables, the X-Ray Field and Link Station
• The Slow Field power-up, a portable version of the Slow Field deployable
• Stealthbender, a new vehicle...
249w ago - Bad news from the Unreal Tournament III front. Epic Games has announced that the Titan DLC and patch for the game's PS3 version won't be going live tomorrow as planned.
Here's the announcement post from Epic's Steve Polge on the Epic Games forums (linked above):
Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, the certification process for the PS3 patch and DLC has taken much longer than we expected. As a result, we have been forced to push back the release date for the PS3 version to 3/19.
The Titan DLC (which is supposed to be free, by the way) will add 16 new environments and three bonus pack maps to UT3 along with a host of other features like PS3 Trophy support and split-screen support. It also includes a Titan mutator that lets players turn into 15-foot Titans and 30-foot Behemoths.