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UT2K3 This Week?

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT

Mark Rein from Epic Games posted some good news this weekend on the official UT2K3 forum about the upcoming release. Here is the scoop:

Actually it will probably take less than 10 days to start appearing in stores in the USA. It could be as early as next Friday. I know the replicators are going to be churning out discs all weekend! It turns out one of the really big replicators (i.e. CD manufacturing plants) is about 5 hours away from here. At around 3:30 this morning I was getting ready to hop in my car and drive two sets of discs over there and we called Fedex Same-day Service and they said they could get them there by 2:15PM this afternoon which is earlier than they were expecting them anyway for production starting tomorrow so we sent them Fedex Same-day. Another set went to Infogrames in California and another set went to another replicator in Illinois. Someone will hand-carry the discs from the Beverly, Massachusetts to Sony replicating in Austria later tonight or tomorrow so Europe shouldn't be too far behind.

It was a pretty crazy evening here last night we had everyone in the office playing the game in all the languages so you'd walk in one office you'd hear Spanish, Italian and English and in the next you'd hear French and German. It was pretty funny. We've had localization testers here from Europe for the last few weeks as well as Infogrames US testers and our producer, Tim Hess. They all did a great job and we're really appreciative of the work they did and thankful to Infogrames for sending them. There is still Chinese and Korean languages to do for a separate Asian launch - we'll get right on that next week but we're planning to take it easy this weekend and catch up on some well-deserved rest.

Fun, fun fun!

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