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Will UC make it onto the PC?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Zaccix, Oct 17, 2001.

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Will we see Unreal Championship on the PC?

  1. Yeah, I think it will.

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    39.1%
  2. Nah, I don't think so.

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  3. I'm not sure yet.

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. What's the point anyway? We'll have U2!

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  1. Zaccix

    Zaccix Truth, by Banksy

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    It might clash a bit with Unreal 2, but if launched at the right time, UC would make a nice stopgap between Unreal 2 and Unreal Warfare.

    Whatcha think?
     
  2. SludgeX

    SludgeX ...

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    Sorry Zaccix, it ain't gonna happen

    Microsoft and Digital Extemes already signed an exclusivity contract for UC on the X-Box. And I highly doubt Microsoft will let DE out of said contract. Besides, even if the exclusivity contract with MS expires in, oh... let's say 2 years. By then Unreal Warfare should either be already out, or on the verge of release, making the PC release of UC somewhat pointless.
     
  3. Tetris L

    Tetris L Smartass

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    I guess DE/Epic/Infogrames signed a contract with Microsoft that says that UC will be exclusive on Xbox for at least 1/2 year after release.

    But once they've sold enough Xboxes and enough copies of UC for Xbox it will be ported to PC, I'm sure. Technically the Xbox virtually is a PC, so the work for DE to port it to PC will be minimal.
     
  4. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    I wonder if Legend and Epic might think that it steps all over their releases? Having said that... I sure hope so... I'll buy 'em all! :)
     
  5. Eliot Keenan|BuF

    Eliot Keenan|BuF New Member

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    owwwwwww not on the pc..............:(
     
  6. AriTheDog

    AriTheDog frog steering expert

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    /me hopes so!
     
  7. Eliot Keenan|BuF

    Eliot Keenan|BuF New Member

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    well then i can get it then

    if its on the pc................
     
  8. Boogey

    Boogey Talvin Singh fanboy

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    ...and this is why I don't think it'll be out for PC. MS don't want to send out the signal, that u can just wait 6-12 months and u'll be able to get the games on pc. A killer game lives for longer than a year (e.g. UT) and many would be happy to wait and save the expense of buying the xbox. I know I would.
     
  9. Eliot Keenan|BuF

    Eliot Keenan|BuF New Member

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    G0D ITS N0T FAIR!!!:mad:
     
  10. [IsP]KaRnAgE

    [IsP]KaRnAgE You Can Be My Wingman

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    but many of its features are designed with console gaming in mind. Unreal 2 should be good enough if its done right.
     
  11. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    There's really nothing keeping DE from "repackaging" and adding a few levels or something and releasing it for the PC. I think that Microsoft just wants to have a window of exclusivity, not prevent DE from making a fair profit by releasing it on other platforms (escpecially non-console platforms)

    I believe that if anything, Epic won't want to oversaturate it's market.. especially since UW would follow it.
     
  12. tobler1

    tobler1 New Member

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    erm, Emulators!!!, and don't give me that 'but the PC couldn't handle it' argument, 'cos it will eventually be able to, unless the X-box is less advanced, which I don't know, 'cos I don't care about computer technology specifics...
    So it will be out for the PC, eventually, however legally... probably...
     
  13. quitgrin1

    quitgrin1 Demon Like

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    I think they´ll have to port it over to the PC, sooner or later.. they´ll be losing a large fanbase if they dont.. and i doubt everybody will buy an Xbox too.

    later,
    GriNGo
     
  14. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    i'm not buying an x-box just for uc. halo was going to be x-box only, now a pc version has been confirmed as coming soon...
    i see uc making the pc in the not-too distant future
     
  15. Metakill

    Metakill Inhumane

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    regarding emulators

    It probably wouldn't be that hard for a PC to emulate itself. Well, thats basically what it would be doing.
     
  16. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    if it has to do with unreal ill buy it :)

    dont care what system its on :)
     
  17. Master_Blaster[MASTER

    Master_Blaster[MASTER New Member

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    PC's out now can handle any game biult for the X-Box.

    The X-Box is about 733Mhz processor (i think) and an enhanced GF3 made especally for it.
     
  18. Stryker8

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    pc's could handle it but i'v never heard of a dreamcast emulator myself so i have doubts
     
  19. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    PC's can handle it, but how many people do you really think have the PC to run these games? You need a GeForce 3 and a DvD drive or you cant even consider yourself for even being able to play a Xbox game on your PC.

    And you were right about the system specs for the Xbox. The GeForce 3 on the Xbox is a bit more powerful then the current GF3's on the PC right now though.
     
  20. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    average system specs are
    P3 800 / athlon 800
    at least 128 mb ram
    dvd drive
    GeForce 2

    that spec i would say by my guess is about average. It's not far off the x-box specs, except the graphics, so i'd say most people do have a system comparable to the x-box
     

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