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EA On Red Alert 3 PS3: "It Just Took Longer To Complete"

EA has recently announced Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: The Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 3, and many RTS fans rolled their eyes to the heavens and said, "finally!" After all, the saga of the PS3 version was a long and tedious one; canceled, delayed, non-existent...okay, what's the status now? Well, would you like to know why?

According to CVG, it's simple- they just announced the game too early. EALA senior producer Amer Ajami said they "just announced it too soon" and "it just took longer" to complete the game for Sony's machine. The good news is that, although PS3 owners certainly had to wait a lot longer than 360 and PC users, The Ultimate Edition is called "Ultimate" for a reason. The game will boast all sorts of platform-exclusive content, including five new multiplayer maps. And for all you strategy buffs, the extra content won't end there, as the freshly announced Red Alert 3 expansion pack for PC should also come to consoles in the near future. Said Ajami: "We probably won't release it as a retail release. If we do decide to do it for 360 or PS3 it'll be as a piece of DLC. But again, that decision has yet to be determined." So there you have it. What does Occam's Razor say? That all things being equal, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one? Well, perhaps the simplest explanation for the ongoing Red Alert 3 PS3 saga really is this simple: they announced it too early.

On the other hand...how come we still saw evidence of possible cancellation at certain points? And how come this reason - "just taking longer on the PS3" - didn't sprout up earlier? Eh, we won't dissect it too much. Let's just say that this March, RTS lovers are in for a real treat, and yes, it is indeed finally coming to the PS3.

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

1/23/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

coverton341
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 10:50:59 AM
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Sweet news I may pick this one up if I can pay off my Capitol One card

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Cavan
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 11:32:09 AM
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cant wait, i didnt buy the pc version as ive been waiting for this, which looks like a good decision as its the best version ( and i dont wanna hear the whole RTS's are crap on a console as u need a mouse n keyboard to play it as i dont buy into that, id much rather play on my 40 inch sony, than a 14 inch pc screen!!

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ps92117
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:51:02 PM
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for rts I always sticked to blizzards starcraft and warcraft and hardly doubt this one can beat the new s2, I am sorry but rts are for pc unless this one allows us to use keyboard and mouse I don't see my self playing it.

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Spartan 117
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:49:53 PM
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Making games on PS3 is usually harder to develop for so I'm not surprised.

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Banky A
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 8:34:04 PM

Lulz, yeh I guess so

>=]

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BIG_E
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 9:08:57 PM
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Fartan 117 your just mad that more content is again the ps3 version.Yes it took longer because the ps3 hardware still charters the unknown.EA still cant get a handle on the ps3 system."GUERRILLA DID,INCOGNITO DID".The lazy bitches at EA need to stop complaining.And those VALVE bitches to,Fartan just get a ps3 and shut up.By the way my xbox after getting it back for two weeks crapped out again."WAKE THE HELL UP FARTAN"

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Spartan 117
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 9:42:10 PM

I do have a PS3 and have six games for it. I was simply saying that PS3 is harder to develop for that is a fact.

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 11:48:57 PM

honestly he just said something thats true big e, why so hostile? it wasnt even called for

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 1:39:43 AM

Damn, coming out guns blazin. Sounds like the cops nowadays lol. That is still a fact. It has been said by everyone already that it takes more time for the PS3, which doesn't itself constitute a superior version.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 11:55:49 PM
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I'd say the trend of learning the PS3 architecture will die out this year for devs. The Beast is just a whole other animal ya know.

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BIG_E
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 7:01:23 AM
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@aaronisbla

My comment also states fact yes we all know that.
But being real isn't something xbox owners are open to.I got my ps3 then my 360,Xbox is a cool system but pride for your decision is hard for most people to give up.Those people that only have an xbox.

My hostility is to the ignorance that's so blissful in these times. Only the one's that can't get both talk trash.I'm so tired of the
bogus comments ps3 has no games."THAT IS NO LONGER A VALID STATEMENT".

There only six exclusive for the 360 maybe eight.And everything else is an shitty port.
PS3 has more than twenty exclusive's.
Yes the xbox 369 sell more but ps3's software sales is still higher.


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