Epic's VP Mark Rein has put to rest any notion that Unreal Tournament III
is one of Midway's underperforming licensed titles soon to be dropped by the publisher
. Rein tells Gamespot
that Epic's deal with Midway isn't a licensing deal, but a publishing agreement, adding that the company is currently working on a "major expansion" that will "excite and grow" the customer base. He wouldn't give any further details on the expansion and whether it was a standalone product or DLC.
has taken a backseat to Epic
's flagship franchise, Gears of War
, Rein states the multi-platform FPS has sold a million units worldwide.