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Electronic Arts: No Red Alert 3 for Sony PlayStation 3

Date: 2008-8-1

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   Citing difficulties to create software for Sony PlayStation 3 game console, video game developer Electronic Arts said that it would not release a version of Red Alert 3 title for the latest ga...

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Citing difficulties to create software for Sony PlayStation 3 game console, video game developer Electronic Arts said that it would not release a version of Red Alert 3 title for the latest game machine by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

“We actually announced a PS3 version early on but that was when we were still doing a lot of technical exploration of the architecture. PS3 is a very powerful system but as you guys know it’s very exotic and tough to develop for and our engine really at the time wasn’t designed for PS3,” said Electronics Arts producer Amer Ajami, in an interview with Videogamer web-site.

Red Alert 3 is a real-time strategy game, a spin off from the Command and Conquer-series, which was highly anticipated by gamers. Originally, Electronic Arts promised to release the Red Alert 3 for personal computer (PC), Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.

Nevertheless, there is still some hope for those, who wanted to play Red Alert 3 on Sony’s PlayStation 3:

“[We] might go back and do something with the PS3 later on,” said Mr. Ajami.

It is hardly the first time when large game developers complain about difficulties to create titles for PlayStation 3. Both Valve and id Software said that software development for the Cell processor used inside the PS3 was very uneasy.

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