UT2004 in 2004

Though Epic Games' official policy regarding release dates has been "when it's done" since long before Unreal Tournament 2004 was announced, Atari sends along a note acknowledging that they were targeting the UT2003 follow-up for release before the end of this year, but that this goal has slipped. Here's what they have to say:
Atari and Epic Games announced today that the release date for Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's smash Unreal Tournament 2003, has been moved to February 2004.

The game was previously slated for release during the 2003 Holiday season.
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Making movies is way easier than making games?


What are you smoking? That's like saying writing a novel is easier than making a game.

Making a game is definitely no harder. Especially if you already have an engine.


The reason movies come out earlier is movies are typically done MONTHS in advance of their date. They go into review stages, they need approval for ratings, they need final copies to go to marketing agencies to make trailers, they need final insignificant stuff like sound tweaking, and they're released when they'll make the most money, not when they're done. Movies that get pushed back get pushed back almost exclusively because they're awful. Good movies are very rarely delayed, only the worst are.

Games are released "when they're done" (or close to it). Games aren't held back a few months until the right time, they're sent to pressing plants and stores immediately after going gold, and in stores a few weeks later. The process of releasing them is entirely different.


And entirely more complicated, more difficult, and harder. Games are much, much easier to make. Making a playable game is so much easier than making a watchable movie. Making a great game, however, is every bit as difficult as making a great movie, and slightly easier than writing a great novel.

Ageless Stranger comes across as very, very bias with his first idiotic statement. Idiotic. I hope he's not making games, because they've probably got the maturity level of BMW XXX.

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