Unreal Tournament III needs the Blu-ray legroom

Following in the confused footsteps of PGR4, good old Mark Rein of Epic Games has suggested that Unreal Tournament III needs the extra boost provided by vitamin Blu-ray to provide the full experience. Speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, the Epic vice president said that some cuts may have to be made on the 360 version of UTIII in order to fit it onto DVD.

“We’ll compress some things,” Rein stated, before adding, “But you know, we may have fewer maps on the 360 version … Blu-ray has definitely given us a lot of legroom.” 

As the generation wears on and games become larger in terms of scope and ambition, could this become a recurring trend? How long will big-thinking developers continue put in the extra effort required to squash their sprawling titles onto DVD as the PlayStation 3 gathers more steam?  Or will Mark Rein do a turnaround like Bizarre Creations did? Tune in to find out, same bat time, same bat channel.

[Rishi be providin’ the tipsauce]

Jim Sterling