Major Expansion Coming To Unreal Tournament 3

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A major expansion to Unreal Tournament 3 is in the works, according to Epic Vice President Mark Rein, who added that the studio’s relationship with troubled publisher Midway is in fine shape.

“Midway is still very much the publisher of Unreal Tournament 3,” Rein told Eurogamer. “In fact, we’re working together on a major expansion to Unreal Tournament 3, that we expect will excite and grow our UT3 customer base which, incidentally, now numbers over a million units sold-through world-wide.”

Rein’s comments come on the heels of news that Midway has terminated “a number” of license agreements and canceled projects related to those licenses as part of its attempt to bounce back from long-running financial difficulties. “The resolution of these licensing arrangements on good terms for the company is a very positive step as we continue to review Midway’s involvement with underperforming projects and focus on our core properties,” said Midway Internet CEO Matt Booty. “Our fall line-up and strong pipeline of games that tie in to market-leading licenses like DC Comics and TNA Wrestling underscore our strategy of aligning with consumer and entertainment properties that can drive a solid gaming experience.”

Booty did not specify which projects had been canceled, but GamesIndustry said that as a result of the move Midway now expects to report a third quarter loss of 70 cents per share, rather than the previously estimated amount of 49 cents per share.

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