Update on Unreal Tournament III

April 21, 2009 · Posted in Games, General

For those of use who have been waiting…waiting…waiting…for the Unreal Tournament III port to be completed by MacSoft, I do have some good news. Picked up through the Inside Mac Games forum, apparently Ryan Gorden, famed Mac porter who has worked on Quake and Unreal Tournament ports in the past, has given an update regarding the progress of UTIII in the UTIII for Linux mailing list:

I just wanted to drop a note and say that the UT3 linux and mac work is still ongoing.
Largely we’re just optimizing and fixing annoying bugs at the moment.

No release date at the moment. Yes, I know we’re already 16 months late.
I’m sorry, we’ll get you the game as soon as we can.

Thanks for your eternal patience,
–ryan.

Hopefully, this will mean a release sometime in the next couple of months. Speculation is that Ryan has been waiting for the Titan Pack expansion pack to be released before completing the port, though that really doesn’t explain the extreme lateness at this time. I’ll see if I can get an interview with him soon to get any details.

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