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The Mark Rein Interview on Computer and Video Games asks a couple of console questions about the coming release of the PS3 edition of UT3, mod support on the 360, and a clarification that the Unreal Engine 4 will not be console-exclusive. The discussion also ends up on the now-inevitable topic of the state of PC gaming, and after reiterating issues with integrated accelerators and low-end PCs, he turns his attention on the PC business model:
That's something people should realise. When we talk about the PC gaming market, we're talking about our little narrow view of it. We're not talking about casual games, or World of Warcraft. We're just talking about the kind of experiences that we want to make - the really high-end, Hollywood-quality cinematic experiences. So whenever we have a complaint or a concern, it's really related to that.

We want to still be able to sell games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War on the PC platform. That's important to us. We want to be able to package them up at retail and not make you pay a monthly subscription for them. But that may not be the way it goes in the future.

I hate when I hear people say "That's what's going to happen to market - you've got to change your business model". On the contrary, we don't. We have a perfectly good, working business model so we want to also have an economy where we can bring those games to PC and those gamers enjoy them as well.
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InBlack, if you think that UT3 is just UT with improved graphics, it's over your head and rather than put your ignorance on display for the world, should just keep quiet and accept that you dislike UT, don't know the first thing about it, and should move on to commenting on games more your style, like Serious Sam or Quake.

The original UT is still on a level that almost all FPS games cannot compete with, including it's own successors.
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