It has been an interesting journey for the PlayStation 3 version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 . At first, it was rumored to be flat-out canceled, then it was merely delayed, and now, we finally get the announcement that the Ultimate Edition is scheduled to release on the PS3 this march.

According to Joystiq, the PS3 version boasts additional features that distances itself from the Xbox 360 and PC versions, and you can now pre-order if you're a strategy buff. And if you're wondering how a traditionally PC-oriented franchise will work on a console, EA explains that players will use the "Command Stick 2.0 interface," which is an "intuitive control system designed for players of various skills." EA elaborated on this in the following statement:

"The Command Stick is the name for our control system on the consoles. The first version was in Kane's Wrath, which shipped last year in June on Xbox 360. As you'll notice in some screenshots, like the one [below] here, the interface allows you to pull up your queues with the trigger, while using the right stick to call out commands on the fly, from anywhere on the battlefield. You can manage individual units, create control groups, check on build progress from any structure, etc. from any point on the map at any time. … Red Alert 3 represents the latest step forward in that progress."

Back in the late '90s, it would've been laughable to presume that the revered C&C franchise would arrive on a console, but these days, things have changed significantly. And although PS3 owners clearly had to wait a bit longer for Red Alert 3 , it's always good to know they're getting the best version available. Stay tuned for an exact release date.

Related Game(s): Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

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BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

"Back in the late '90s, it would've been laughable to presume that the revered C&C franchise would have arrived on a console"

Don't you remember that the first C&C was on the ps1, I mean sure it sucked but it was there, and i'm pretty sure you can download it from the psn

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

That's why it was LAUGHABLE. 😉

Akuma_
Akuma_
12 years ago

yeah man.

i downloaded it off the PSN. one of the "PS1 classics"

haha no loading system.
uses passwords to take you to the level u were up to.

King James
King James
12 years ago

But RTS's and consoles don't mix. Unless the offer a separate interface for keyboard and mouse use. That would be sweet.


Last edited by King James on 1/21/2009 2:08:39 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

That seems to be the case. I have no idea why though. I think they can tailor it to work with a controller but they just haven't hit the right note as of yet.

Akuma_
Akuma_
12 years ago

up till now, there havnt been many RTS games on console i dont think.

i havnt played any of the C&C on 360 yet.

seems like this one mite be rather cool.

but please god….no K/M support.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
12 years ago

you would think they would offer a mouse and keyboard option, since the controls on the 360 version are atrocious

Cavan
Cavan
12 years ago

been waitin a longggg time for this, i like that C&C is on consoles, its easier to play with friends that way. since the ps3 allows keyboard n mouse use its a shame that only one game has ever took that option up ( UT3 ) this would of been a nice addition if this was the case, here's hoping that some DLC might allow this feature, tho its not the end of the world if not. looks like this might be a game that will tear me off killzone 2!

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
12 years ago

RTS and consoles just don't mix. They're just not designed to be used with sticks. The original C&C, and Warcraft 2 on PS1 were atrocious. Not to mention Starcraft on the N64. Goblin Commander was about the only one I played that it actually played well. Give it keyboard and mouse options and then it'll be worth getting. But I'll stick with my PC version.

smileys_007
smileys_007
12 years ago

sorry, but i'm not interested in this game. i'm eagerly waiting for Resident Evil 5. ^_^

ps92117
ps92117
12 years ago

currently the only rts I care bout is s2 which is very possible it will be the best rts ever. though I am sure hw will beat it ,cough.

Akuma_
Akuma_
12 years ago

s2 and hw?

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

My sediments exactly. PS3 supports K/M out of the box. Games, such as these, should offer the option out of the box.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

sentiments?

SHADOW
SHADOW
12 years ago

lol. sediments for the win.

Akuma_
Akuma_
12 years ago

i am against K/M support for RTS games on console.

it gives such players a HUGE advantage over us handheld controller players. in both accuracy and response time. such things are KEY factors when playing RTS or FPS games.

im just against K/M support for games in general.
if u want to play with a keyboard and mouse, then buy a PC?


Last edited by Akuma_ on 1/22/2009 5:20:16 AM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
12 years ago

AND ON A OFF TOPIC NOTE: capcom will have the demo for RE5 on psn Feb. 2nd, with this and the killzone 2 demo for those who can swallow their pride and pre order from the "evil" known as gamestop, this should pass some time up


Last edited by aaronisbla on 1/21/2009 6:11:58 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

Yeah, Ive been trying to come to terms with that. It's almost too tempting. Also, a part of me just wants to be awestruck with the full retail title.


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 1/21/2009 8:01:53 PM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
12 years ago

actually, that makes sense also, waiting till the full release

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

I dont know why I put full retail but you understood me 🙂

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

yay re5 demo on my b-day 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Strategy fails for me but any time a PS3 version gets the superior treatment I'm all for it.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

I thought the same thing until I bought my iMac. We all know those things can't hang too well with the latest greatest FPS's(If there are any for Macs) but I got Age Of Empires for the first time and I was HOOKED!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I can't hate on strategy, I was hooked on the old Warcrafts just like every veteran, but I had to move on. I'm a strange character because I can't hang with strategy RPGs either but I love the typical "strategy" involved in a basic JRPG. But if I get in a mood for interactive history (love history) I might check out Age of Empires.

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Nice to see the PS3 making strides forward with this RTS title… this may get people to invest in more mice and keyboards too… Nice one, but with a limited budget, will look Killzone 2 first though!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

ec0li
ec0li
12 years ago

There's only 2 rts games for consoles I'm looking forward to and they are Halo Wars and Stormrise. Age of Empires and Total War series are 2 of my favorite rts games on the PC and I am really looking forward to what the developers of these 2 games are gonna deliver for home consoles.

Ensemble Studios -> Age of Empires -> Halo Wars

The Creative Assembly -> Total War series -> Stormrise


Last edited by ec0li on 1/21/2009 8:30:26 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

If anyone is gonna make a GREAT Halo RTS its gonna be Ensemble. Its just a shame that they are closing their doors upon completion…

SHADOW
SHADOW
12 years ago

As long as this game has keyboard and mouse support I'm all for it. I just hate playing RTS's without those easy quick to use controls.

On the topic of RTS games I can't wait to see what Big Huge Games have been working on. Rise of Nations is my favorite RTS.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
12 years ago

ahh. i wanna see starcraft on ps3 :D.

orangpelupa
orangpelupa
12 years ago

need KB/M support….

and for those who dont have KB/M. you can buy USB KB/M very cheap…..