EA C&C team still ‘very interested’ in PS3

18 06 2008

Thanks to videogamer we have learned that a PS3 version of Command & Conquer might still be on it’s way.

EA has reassured PS3 owners that they should not be concerned by the putting “on hold” of the PS3 version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and the lack of a PS3 version of Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, and reiterated its commitment to the platform “going forward”.

In an interview with VideoGamer.com, Kane’s Wrath associate producer Jim Vessella said that EALA (the division of EA which is responsible for its RTS games, including Command & Conquer and Battle for Middle Earth) was still “very interested” in the PS3 and “big fans” of Sony’s console.

When asked why there was no PS3 version of Kane’s Wrath, Vessella replied: “The PS3, it would just be extra development time we didn’t really have right now, so we could focus on the 360. And also specifically with Kane’s Wrath, because we’re building off of the foundation of Tiberium Wars it was just a natural transition to continue with the 360 exclusive development.

“Although we are very interested in the PS3. We’re big fans of the console. We’re definitely moving forward on that front for hopefully our future titles. You’ll have to talk to the Red Alert 3 team specifically about future plans for PS3 and also our future games going forward. So we’re definitely looking at the PS3, but for Kane’s Wrath, just not yet.”

Vessella moved to reassure PS3 owning RTS fans that EA wasn’t leaving them behind, and revealed that the company is hoping to “dive into the PS3 and give it the attention it deserves” “pretty soon”.

“I think that going forward in the near future we’ll be able to really focus on getting really good PS3 versions,” he told VideoGamer.com. “And that’s the other thing. We don’t want to just port it over to the PS3 without giving any care as to what really makes that console successful. We really want to put care and heart into every version that we do. And so we really want to be able to dive into PS3 and give it the attention it deserves. We’re really hoping that will happen pretty soon.”

You can check out the rest of our interview with EA’s Jim Vessella right here.