Epic Games' Mark Rein says that he hopes Unreal Tournament 3 will be released on PlayStation 3 this year but he doesn't think it will make it to Europe until 2008.
"Right now we're very close to a release candidate, and we should have it finished by the end of this week," he told Eurogamer at an event in Birmingham yesterday. "Then we send it off and it's just a matter of what happens from there."
"We think there's a very solid shot we'll get out this year - I don't know about Europe. Europe's a problem because the certification process in Europe takes longer.
"They're testing all these different languages in all these different countries, so I doubt it'll be released this year in Europe. But I don't know. We'll have to cross our fingers and wait and see."
However, he reckons the PS3 version is "really solid".
"Go play the game!" he ordered. "This build is really solid. On the test we ran on this build there were an amazingly small number of issues. We were surprised at how few issues there were."
For more on Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3, check out our Unreal Tournament 3 PS3 gamepage, and watch out for more from Mark - and of course a UT3 PC review - in the near future.