IGN and Epic sent word this morning that Unreal Tournament 3
will use GameSpy's online technology for multiplayer match ups. The announcement makes sense, given that GameSpy joined Epic's Integrated Partners Program in August
, marrying the company's technology with Unreal Engine 3 and permitting cross-platform play across both the PC and PS3.
According to a statement, both versions of UT3
will leverage off of GameSpy's tools for multiplayer matchmaking, in-game and out-of-game messaging, tracking players stats, VoIP messaging, and online ranking and leaderboards. However, while interoperability between the two versions of UT3
, this still has not yet been confirmed. The game is currently earmarked on our calenders for release for the PC on November 19, while the PS3 version remains something of a mystery
[Via press release]