360 Supreme Commander mobilizes

Hellbent Games-adapted edition of Gas Powered Games' large-scale RTS goes gold, set for June 23 release on Microsoft's console.

Aspyr Media announced in January that it was bringing Gas Powered Games' epic-scale real-time strategy Supreme Commander to the Xbox 360. Better yet, the publisher wasn't going to make fans wait too terribly long, saying the game would arrive by March. However, with that month nearly a thing of the past, Aspyr revised the game's release date to a broad "late spring to early summer."

That new date has proved to be spot-on, as Aspyr announced today that Supreme Commander on the Xbox 360 has received certification from Microsoft and entered mass production for distribution on June 23. As noted in November, the console edition of Supreme Commander has been developed by Hellbent Games in conjunction with Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games.

With sense of scale still the primary selling point for Supreme Commander, the Xbox 360 edition of the game will offer a number of tweaks from the original PC game released in February 2007. In addition to console-exclusive units, Supreme Commander offers a variety of new online modes as well as updated multiplayer maps. The game will include both single- and multiplayer components, with adversarial online matches accommodating up to four players and co-op supporting up to three.

For an idea of what to expect from Supreme Commander on the Xbox 360, check out GameSpot's review of the PC original and its November 2007 expansion, Forged Alliance.

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usule
usule

If controls and frame rate are descent, I'm buying the game... no doubt

Agent-CSim-47
Agent-CSim-47

I will rent it first to see if it's playable, and if it is i'm definitely getting it.

megoxq8
megoxq8

i hope the screen wont freeze from over whelming army just like C&C3 or the game will fail in my eye

jknight5422
jknight5422

Man, they have so many Xbox 360 games coming out in late June I don't even know where to start...

Fuseking
Fuseking

Scaled down yes they could do it and you see that with only up to 4 player online head to head or co-op. Nothing like supcoms 16 player maps. Of course alot of people on a PC couldn't really play those maps either unless they had a great computer. I love RTS's so if it brings more to the genre awsome. I still beleive it can only be perfected though on a PC with a mouse and keyboard and a powerful machine.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

I'm still surprised that the 360 is getting supcom. of all the rts's i have played in the past few years this chugged my top comp the most. scaled back for sure and gameplay will definitly be chagned a lot. hopefully it still rocks

Lionhart_basic
Lionhart_basic

Correction; Supreme Commander looks like a game that would perform well on xbox 360.

Colonel_Cool
Colonel_Cool

Supreme Commander doesn't look like a game that would perform well on xbox...

_guenter_26
_guenter_26

This game looks pretty good i might rent it first. darkride66 C&C3 was alright if you could beat it, PCs are better for RTSs but eventually most or all major RTSs will be on consoles and PCs.

darkride66
darkride66

ShadoweaverCode said "I disagree, but I had that same impression before I played any RTS's on 360. I never thought it would have been possible or enjoyable to play an RTS with a joystick." I respect your opinion on this. I don't think they did a bad job, it was just my experience with BFME:II that it didn't feel right. It was serviceable, but I couldn't bring myself to even get half way through game because I just didn't find it enjoyable for the console vs the PC. The started playing this on the PC, but had some hardware issues which is why I picked it up used on the 360, but was left pretty underwhelmed.

ScottEFresh
ScottEFresh

Listen folks. RTS games are meant for mouse and keyboard.

mrkame16
mrkame16

I need a demo for this game to decide, im probably getting CIv Rev. The demo of xboxlive is good even if if feels a little dumbed out for the console its still alot of fun. The Pc version is the best.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I might actually get this for the 360. Though I will wait for EndWar, Red aleart 3 and halo wars to come out first so I can see which is best.

Jebril
Jebril

airsoft....the 360 also has keyboard and mouse support BTW....but no one is gonna get this game on a console because RTS is obviously superior on PCs.

ShadoweaverCode
ShadoweaverCode

darkride66 - "Yeah, shooters made the jump great. RTS's didn't. That's my point." I disagree, but I had that same impression before I played any RTS's on 360. I never thought it would have been possible or enjoyable to play an RTS with a joystick, but, surprisingly it works very very well. Take C&C3 for example, the control scheme is perfect: building units w/o having the click the unit building structure, the camera is free for rotation, the joysticks scale the movement of the cursor based on sensitivity and it's very precise, which is exactly why you said shooters made the jump well, because it's all in the joystick's responsiveness. If we were using N64 joysticks, shooters wouldn't feel nearly as close to their PC counterparts, same thing applies for RTS's. Although I can understand if you don't like playing them on consoles, just like some people like K&M too much to give up, but IMO RTS's can be done on 360, and done very well.

ShadoweaverCode
ShadoweaverCode

I absolutely cannot wait for this game. Supreme Commander is one of the best RTS's out there. Played it for PC but my PC could barely handle it on low settings so i'm looking forward to playing this with all the details cranked!

Agent-CSim-47
Agent-CSim-47

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Homerj
Homerj

They missed their window of opportunity for me. NG2 and GRID have already released...Civ Rev is a month away....then Too Human and all the big rpg releases start happening. I'm a big fan of Taylor's games and dont have a PC that can handle Sup Com, so I was really looking forward to it, but the timing is probably going to relegate it to a later rental for me.

XXMadManVII
XXMadManVII

its already at the top of my gamefly queue.... c, i wont buy a questionable game without trying it first. That way at least I can judge for myself if the game is a dog, instead of just assuming, like a douchebag, that it sucks and not play a potentally great game...

Lord-Viru
Lord-Viru

Is this only in the states or in Europe as well, cos I REALLLLY want this game and would be annoyed if its not coming out until September 5th like site says.

airsoftmanic
airsoftmanic

this wont be bought. if it was on PS3 then yes because of the keyboard and mouse support. but otherwise, bad move.

darkride66
darkride66

Grende1 said "Oh, but without a mouse you can't possibly aim a gun, console shooters aren't going to sell, I can't wait to stay away from them like an infected hobo." Well look how that turned out." Yeah, shooters made the jump great. RTS's didn't. That's my point.

initiald411
initiald411

delta you act like this game is new or something if you've been waiting then you should have checked it out a long time ago. I swear you would think that every game they port to the 360 from pc is gold by some of these comments.

mysterylobster
mysterylobster

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delta3074
delta3074

why the hell do people keep spouting mgs4, this game has nothing to do with mgs4 i know it's due out tomorrow but not everything is about mgs 4 this is an rts game for christs sake, i hope this is good cos i have been waiting a long time for a decent rts.

Bordz_3
Bordz_3

hate to say it but this is one game my 360 wont be getting

zero9167
zero9167

sweet june is the best 08 month so far!

Argama7
Argama7

June 23rd? Isn't that the same date Kane's Wrath is being released?

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

I love this man. its all pretty funny. anyways this one looks good.

Grende1
Grende1

Actually, darkride66, I believe the sales of both LOTR:BFME and C&C:3 on the 360 both sold well enough to warrant future RTS's on the 360 at least. What I find funny about people who whine and moan about RTS's should be made for PC only, blah, blah, blah, is that the same thing was said when shooters first started appearing on consoles. The same jacktards cried, "Oh, but without a mouse you can't possibly aim a gun, console shooters aren't going to sell, I can't wait to stay away from them like an infected hobo." Well look how that turned out.

darkride66
darkride66

AngelsongCA asked "Another RTS that wont be on PS3? How many are there now?" Needs to be at least one more. Tom Clancy's EndWar is still coming. RTS don't work on consoles. How many RTS console games with dismal sales is it going to take before someone clues in? I chuckle whenever anyone gushes about "Oh HaloWars! HaloWars!" Yeah, can't wait to stay away from that game like an infected hobo.

Guts5
Guts5

"AngelsongCA Another RTS that wont be on PS3? How many are there now?" hahaha Ya know your posts are like the sun, each day I take a look and it still comes up. hahaha I completly support your point of trying to show people they are missing out on a ton of great games by not having a 360.

Calmed_Fury
Calmed_Fury

love rts games. i suck at them, but love them

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

Another RTS that wont be on PS3? How many are there now?

Sheiko
Sheiko

Can't wait to see the "console-exclusive units". Loved the PC game.

luna_chanfui
luna_chanfui

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speed45823
speed45823

its gonna get awsmly laggy on the console. just watch some footage for 360. u'll notice it.

demoralizer
demoralizer

The UEF was real lame and generic looking fraction I hope they get spiced up in some way. Just avaoid them if possible.

Red_Trigger
Red_Trigger

I'm stoked for this game to hit consoles. I played the PC version at my friend's house and loved it.

ADJ209
ADJ209

Lets hope the transistion wont suck as much as orange box from PC to 360/PS3

doomsoth
doomsoth

I hope this was a good transition from the PC to the 360 because my PC sucks.