Huge Unreal Tournament III mod whets PS3 appetites

The latest edition of a popular Unreal Tournament mod,Tactical Ops 3, could be on its way to the PS3 version of UT III.

Hardcore fans will recognise Tactical Ops as the hit game-changing mod that brought fast-paced modern-day combat to UT back in 2000.

The third edition, currently in the works for PC, hopes to do the same with UT III and may even be ported to PS3.

"Eventually we do wish to support the PS3 and the XBOX 360," said one TO3 programmer, known as StuD on the official forums.

PC mods can usually be converted for use on PS3 without a problem, but the team says that the controls would be an issue. "I am not sure if [PS3 support] will make the first release since the controller classes have to be written for each additional platform," added StuD.

Epic still plans to get mods onto the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III, even if it has to take them in-house to get it done.

For those of you who know nothing of the Tactical Ops series, here's the official blurb:

"This modification of UT3 will focus on capturing the original TO feel, with all the updated goodies UT3 has to offer. The Tactical Ops series focuses on fast, action-packed gameplay, pitting terrorists against Special Forces in the most deadly scenarios."

The team promises a range of modern weapons to shoot on a wide selection of maps, both remade versions of old favourites and some new locations.

Courtesy of CVG.

Apr 22, 2008