C&C team assures it is still "very interested" in PS3
- Posted June 19th, 2008 at 05:48 EDT by Michael Harradence
Electronic Arts’ Jim Vessella has addressed concerns held by PlayStation 3 owners over the recent decision to put the PS3 version of Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 on hold, assuring fans that the firm is still “very interested” in the Sony platform.
Speaking with Videogamer.com, Vessella, Associate Producer on the C&C 3 expansion pack Kane’s Wrath, said that the studio remain “big fans” of the PS3, and plans to “give it the attention it deserves” in the near future.
When quizzed on the reason as to why there is no PS3 iteration of the upcoming Kane’s Wrath, Vessella commented: “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,” he added.
“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."
Despite this, Vessella remained confident in the developers future plans for the console, expressing its desire to “dive into the PS3” and “put care and heart into every version that we do.”
"I think that going forward in the near future we'll be able to really focus on getting really good PS3 versions," he said.
"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."