Midway released a financial statement that suggests a delay:
The changes are primarily to reflect Midway’s decision to release Stranglehold for the PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in the fourth quarter rather than the third quarter, the expected movement of Unreal Tournament 3 for the PLAYSTATION 3 system into the first quarter of fiscal 2008,
However, Epic Games VP Mark Rein says that they are still aiming to ship the PS3 version in 2007:
As a public company, Midway felt an obligation to its shareholders to let them know about the possibility of a delay. But our goal is still to get the PS3 version of UT3 in stores before the end of 2007. However, we will only ship it once it’s ready and is the best game we can deliver. The PC version is still on track for a November release.
UPDATE: Apparently, the forum thread that we linked to was removed from Epic’s site. No idea what that implies.
Written by: Darrin
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