Although the news has been around for a short while now, Alias|Wavefront has officially announce that Unreal Tournament 2003 will come with Maya Personal Learning Edition..
"Alias|Wavefront, an SGI company, today announced that its Maya Personal Learning Edition software will be distributed with the highly-anticipated PC game, Unreal Tournament 2003 (UT2003), developed by Digital Extremes in collaboration with Epic Games, Inc. and distributed by Infogrames, Inc. Each UT2003 box will contain a copy of Maya Personal Learning Edition and a special plug-in jointly developed by Epic and San Francisco-based Secret Level, Inc. This plug-in will allow dedicated game players/developers (MOD makers) to build and export game objects and characters to the game engine."
Great modelling tools that are seamless with game editors for free - definately a good thing :) And by Seamless, they mean:
"With the Maya Personal Learning Edition plug-in, MOD makers will be able to export levels and characters with a simple button push. And they will see the results instantly in the Unreal Editor window, side-by-side with their Maya Personal Learning Edition window"
Read the worthplaying article here.