PS3 owners can forget about split-screen coming to Unreal Tournament 3, Mark Rein has told

Speaking to at the official unveiling of the Xbox 360 version of the game in Las Vegas this week, Rein said that PS3 owners "should be happy" with the inclusion of user generated mod support.

Rein promised that the 360 version will receive user generated mods in some form, probably through DLC and tied in with the $1million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, despite ongoing negotiations with Microsoft over the feature's inclusion through Xbox LIVE. What is confirmed for the Xbox 360 version of UT3 is two-player split-screen across all game modes except online ranked matches, to prevent cheating.

When asked if split-screen will ever come to the PS3 version of UT3, Rein replied: "I don't think so, because this is what's in this (the Xbox 360 version) game. I think it would be a big job to go back and retrofit that game for split-screen. I just don't think we have the resources to do that unfortunately."

He added: "They've got mods! They've got their thing. They've got easily exchangeable user created mods. Whether this game gets that or not, it won't have it at ship. They've got they're thing and they should be happy. They've got a great thing going."

Rein did, however, reveal that Epic hopes to "make some improvements" with mod support on PS3 "some time down the road", although he didn't want to commit to specifics.

Check out the first footage of the Xbox 360 version of UT3 over on the video player.

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