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Epic busting its balls to get UT III mods on 360

"Worst case scenario is, we port them and we put them through certification and we put them up as downloadable content", Mark Rein tells CVG

Epic Games is making every effort to bring the Unreal Tournament III mod scene to Xbox 360, the developer has told CVG.

The open nature of PlayStation Network has meant it's not been a problem bringing UT III mods to PS3, but Xbox Live's essentially closed network is causing a stumbling block. However, Epic VP Mark Rein has said the dev hopes "to find a way to bring mods over to the Xbox 360".

"That's part of the reason we announced we were shipping the game on PC and PS3 this Fall, but we don't have a date for the Xbox 360 version - it'll be some time after the new year. Part of that is because we haven't been able to figure out just how we're going to do the mods. And Microsoft's got a very busy Christmas schedule... We just couldn't get enough attention from them to solve that problem", Rein said.

So Epic currently doesn't have the answers to how the UT III mod scene on Xbox 360 is going to work, and it's something the developer isn't 100 percent guaranteeing will materialise - but it wants it to happen.

"Worst case scenario is, we port them and we put them through certification and we put them up as downloadable content," Rein added.

"That's the worse case scenario. Hopefully between now and whenever it is we ship on Xbox 360, we figure out a user-managed way to do it."

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