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Posted on October 12, 2007, Steve UT3 "Beta Demo" Now Pre-loading


As hinted earlier, the “Beta Demo” for Epic Games’ Unreal Tournament 3 (for Windows) is now pre-loading for those with a fancy FilePlanet membership. What this means is the very hour Epic decides to make the demo release official to the public, you will be able to jump in a game immediately. Note that this does not mean FilePlanet have exclusivity on the UT3 demo.

Since that release date is privy to a select few, it could be hours, weeks, maybe even months of waiting. According to Mark Reign, the demo will weigh in 800MB. Here are the supposed system requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
512 Mbytes of System RAM
NVIDIA 6200+ or ATI Radeon 9600+ Video Card
8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space

Recommended System Requirements
2.4+ GHZ Dual Core Processor
1 GBytes of System RAM
NVIDIA 7800GTX+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space

No clue as to what the demo will contain, content-wise.

This whole secret release date seems like a good idea on Epic’s part as they ready enough dedicated servers to handle the expected massive load. Having sufficient dedicated servers (not starved of bandwidth) would guarantee an enjoyable experience to the end user. Although, I wonder if the demand will be greater than the supply? Based on the hype, it seems almost a given. If the UT3 demo is to be anything like the UT2k4 demo launch, then I’m sure we’ll have our fair share of locally hosted games. Of course, the locally hosted games will vary in gameplay experience due to the variable bandwidth available as well as system specs of said user. For now, the majority of us wait – fingernails intact.

Rest assured, we’ll be providing download links to the demo here at FileFront asap.

[Edit: Demo is Out!]

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