FileFront has the very first user-created mod for the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 available for download. Don’t go getting too excited, though; a total conversion this is not. Actually, it’s just a single map called “DM-Shrine,” created by Thomas Browett, a 23-year-old graphic designer from Nottingham, England, and suitable for 2-6 players. FileFront also has detailed instructions on how to download the mod and get your PS3 copy of the game to recognize its existence, which unfortunately isn’t quite as simple as just using the browser to download the file to your console’s hard drive.
The much-hyped mod support for the PS3 version of the game came under fire after Ars Technica revealed that the feature wouldn’t be ready for launch, and once implemented, mods would need to be designed specifically for the PS3 version of the game. To make matters worse, you need to download a mod to your PC hard drive first before transferring it to your PS3 via memory stick.
Technical issues aside, here’s hoping this is the first of many user-created mods to hit the PS3. If there’s one thing we like, it’s seeing gamers going the extra mile to extend the lifespan of their favorite games. Any bets on how many servers will have DM-Shrine in their map rotation by the end of the week?
Thanks to Kotaku for first bringing this story to our attention.