X360 Sunday, November 19, 2006 | 3:24 PM

Command and Conquer 3 on Xbox 360

Command and Conquer 3 on Xbox 360

It's not really a surprise, but it's still good to have a confirmation. The cult RTS game series Command and Conquer will soon also be on Xbox 360 with its latest entry called Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. First screens inside.
Update: Third image added.


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Commented on 2006-11-16 18:41:12
wow....must buy for me cuz i love the pc versions
Commented on 2006-11-16 19:01:36
i think i peed slightly :D C&C is by far E.As only good franchise, as long as this has more frames a second than that battle for middle earth CRAP then this will be awsome, looks stunning :D i am glad to see you back C&C
Commented on 2006-11-16 19:09:43
Hope it won't be a lame @$s port like LOTR:BFME.
Commented on 2006-11-16 19:16:42
Holy Shit ! Great news. I was hoping for this to be made official.
Commented on 2006-11-16 19:34:45
Is this fun on a controller?
Commented on 2006-11-16 19:38:23
Yes definate purchase. RTS on the big screen from my armchair rocks.
Commented on 2006-11-16 20:09:36
Won't be able to touch great hardcore RTS games like Company of Heroes etc.. Now that it's released on consoles aswell, that's even more clear..

Fun RTS for the mainstream though.. That's what EA is good at..
Commented on 2006-11-16 20:24:56 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
i think i peed slightly :D C&C is by far E.As only good franchise, as long as this has more frames a second than that battle for middle earth CRAP then this will be awsome, looks stunning :D i am glad to see you back C&C
emmmm wtf are you on??????

BURNOUT??????
Commented on 2006-11-16 20:39:43
The Sims is also from EA. Anyway, can't wait for C&C3.
Commented on 2006-11-16 20:57:25
I just bought Generals for the PC a week ago since I didn't have it, I'm looking forward to this but chances are I'll get the PC version.
Commented on 2006-11-16 21:28:26
i love the C&C univerese hopefully EA wont screw this one up ..... i would love to play this on my xbox since my pc will most lilkly not be able to handle this game
Commented on 2006-11-16 21:38:59
The Sims isn't really from EA, it's from a company EA bought out, pretty sure the same with Burnout too
EA doesn't have a good franchise other than their sports titles which receive mediocre updates each year
More than likely this will just be a port, EA isn't a company to take any extra effort whatsoever in their history
Commented on 2006-11-16 22:17:08
C&C was Westwood's brainchild and EA bought and slaughtered that company. I doubt anybody working on this game has anything to do with westwood.

It was (Dune)C&C and Warcraft that defined RTS, Blizzard remained independent and is one of the richest game developers today.
Commented on 2006-11-16 23:20:11
Good: It's C&C

Bad: Argh, Electronic Arts
Commented on 2006-11-16 23:36:51
Wow..I guess developers see the console as a viable platform after LOTR, regardless of how bad it may have been..

I played C&C: Red Alert and lost interest after that, but this game assuming it's done right for the X360 should sell well..
Commented on 2006-11-17 00:06:24
is this the new CC for PC? i tried generals and of course it sucked, like the rest. the original CC was the best RTS ever. dune and dune 2 rocked i agree. which game is this. i didnt know it was on pc yet.
Commented on 2006-11-17 01:38:56 In reply to Winter_wolf
Posted by Winter_wolf
Hope it won't be a lame @$s port like LOTR:BFME.
Huh? That was easily THE best RTS on any home console, there really is no competition.
Commented on 2006-11-17 01:48:41
This is funny that this is coming out to the 360, in that I was playing Herzog Zwei (the world's first RTS and a damned good one at that) just the other day on my Genny, and wondering to myself what happened to RTS design to make it so console unfriendly.

For those who are not in the know, Herzog Zwei was released in the summer of 1990 (fall of 1989 in Japan), during the very first year of the SEGA Genesis; developed by a little Japanese company called Technosoft who were on a role making shooters (the Thunder Force series and Elemental Master being their biggest claim to fame). The game, Herzog Zwei, which was designed to play on gaming consoles, played (and still plays) like a dream. And is considered a true classic by any and all who have played it - especially pre-Playstation era RTS fans who were familiar with the game.

Anyway, I'm sitting there playing this game and thinking to myself that in order for the RTS genre to really catch on in the console marketspace, they would have to go back to the drawing board for the genre and re-invent the wheel. As it stands, the genre in it's current form which was popularized by the Dune series from Westwood Studios, is very keyboard/mouse centric, and even though it is not a problem getting keyboards and mice to work on today's game consoles, not everyone is going to want to play with them especially with peripheral attach rates being less than 10% of a given console's userbase. A re-invention of the genre, not a dumbing down either, just a good old-fashioned going back to the drawing board, dropping all preconceptions of what makes a good RTS and start all over from scratch, that is what is going to be required to truly make the RTS a force to be reckoned with in the console gaming space.

I honestly feel that for game designers, Herzog Zwei is a good place to start over. Go back and revisit the world's first RTS which just so happened to have been built from the ground up for a console - a console which only had a D-pad and three buttons for a controller at the time, to boot. Understand what made that game and the few others like it of the time work, and then begin to extrapolate those principals into todays gaming, taking into account for things like dual analogs sticks and 3D space and online play and so on and so forth. I honestly think when and only when it all begins again, that the RTS will finally come into it's own for console gamers. Until then, just shoveling ports of PC RTSs is not good enough.

With luck C&C:TW will be a good port to the 360, but I am not expecting it to set the world ablaze - even if it were a port of a certain game in a Blizzard franchise. The same goes for the upcoming Halo Wars, despite all the hype surrounding the game, considering the game's devs are one of the premier developers of PC-style RTSs, I am not expecting much from the final game when it comes to the Xbox 360. Most likely, a lot of the game's design is going to be approached with a lot of the dogmas of PC RTSs hanging over it's head, and despite the fact that Ensemble Studios is confident they have remapped the buttons to work well on a console controller, I think that it is going to require a lot more than that to make Halo Wars, or any console RTS, a AAA title that everyone must own and play

Anyway, that's my $0.02USD. Go back to the beginning. Start over. Re-invent the wheel. And you will finally find your console RTS 'killer ap'.


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Commented on 2006-11-17 08:09:32 In reply to thedudex06
Posted by thedudex06
emmmm wtf are you on??????

BURNOUT??????
first of all, since they bought the devs, that games has sucked arse, fucking noobed it
Commented on 2006-11-17 08:11:42 In reply to munkieNS
Posted by munkieNS
Huh? That was easily THE best RTS on any home console, there really is no competition.
still shit.
Commented on 2006-11-17 10:03:55 In reply to munkieNS
Posted by munkieNS
Huh? That was easily THE best RTS on any home console, there really is no competition.
Compare it to the PC version and you'll know what i mean, the 360 could've easily been better if they didn't just port it and release it.

Look at F.E.A.R, now THAT's how ports should always be, a complete overhaul.
Commented on 2006-11-17 10:19:08 In reply to Winter_wolf
Posted by Winter_wolf
Compare it to the PC version and you'll know what i mean, the 360 could've easily been better if they didn't just port it and release it.

Look at F.E.A.R, now THAT's how ports should always be, a complete overhaul.
Yea Yea whatever :P both of them r not that good..I hate ports
and how am I gonna play a RTS without a mouse !?
Commented on 2006-11-17 11:03:54 In reply to NiGhT_MaRe
Posted by NiGhT_MaRe
Yea Yea whatever :P both of them r not that good..I hate ports
and how am I gonna play a RTS without a mouse !?
you did not play battle for middle earth then i see .. they proved that it is EASILY doable on pad
Commented on 2006-11-17 16:43:52
i havent played it but i want 2 :)
Commented on 2006-11-17 17:46:45
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